Initial Investment

£4,995 plus a buffer of approximately £500 for insurances, first aid, DBS checks and initial advertising.

Training provided



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Tappy Toes was created to introduce children as young as 6 months, to the world of music and dance. It was born from a passion to get the whole world dancing, as it is such a ‘feel-good’ activity. The benefits of dance are endless. Dance is now being ‘prescribed’ as a treatment in some cases of depression! Introducing our little ones to dance at this early age could spark a real love for the art, which will last a lifetime! Keeping our children active is one of the most important things we can do for their physical health and mental well-being and our franchisees are passionate about spreading this message

During the Covid 19 pandemic, Tappy Toes franchisees have continued to offer their classes live online, via zoom. This has been a great success and going forward is an extra revenue stream for our franchisees who wish to continue offering these sessions.


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About You

We are looking for enthusiastic, bubbly people who are great with little ones, to take Tappy Toes toddler dance classes to the next level.

We get enquiries every day about having Tappy Toes toddler dance classes in different areas and we simply can’t do it all by ourselves. Have you ever thought ‘I’d love to run my own business’ but wouldn’t know where to start?

If you are looking for some rewarding and fun, flexible work, a Tappy Toes childrens dance franchise could be perfect for you!, so download our prospectus to find out more about our franchise opportunities?

Why? Because it fits around your family life and is so enjoyable you won’t even feel like you’re working! And more importantly it affords you the flexibility to drop and pick up the kids from school and spend time with them in school holidays, so you won’t be feeling that parental guilt we all struggle with!

YOU set your class days and times, YOU set your term dates, YOU decide whether to work in school holidays or weekends, and WE support you every step of the way!

Joining a franchise family gives you the support and back up that you need while having the freedom of working for your self.  It will be your OWN business but you certainly won’t feel alone!

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Training & Support

Tappy Toes offers bespoke training to suit each individual franchisees needs. We cover every aspect of running your own business, from Facebook advertising to how to deal with different personalities in your class. Our initial training is three days and includes setting up your social media pages, CRM system and learning your first lesson plan! But it doesn’t stop there, we are always on the end of the phone to advise and assist when it suits you. Extra training days can be added if needed, we are completely flexible, as we have families too, so understand the trials and tribulations of being a working parent.  We want YOU to succeed and will be there to support you every step of your Tappy Toes journey!

Financial Information

£4,995 plus a buffer of approximately £500 for insurances, first aid, DBS checks and initial advertising.


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Gemma, a Tappy Toes Franchisee in Dorset

 I teach 7 sessions a week.  This includes both independent classes where I hire the hall myself and also sessions where I go into local nurseries. 

This job fits perfectly around my 4 year old. She started school in September and I have time to drop her off to school in the mornings and then am finished by the time I need to pick her up. Before she started school she also used to attend some of my sessions which saved nursery fees and also meant I got to spend more quality time with her! 

I have 1 or 2 classes every morning and then tend to spend up to an hour in the afternoon just replying to any emails, updating playlists or focusing on advertising. Again this is very flexible and it may be less, it may be more. 

My work is based in Dorset where I live. I go into local nurseries around 15mins away and my furthest class is around 20/30mins away by car. 

You get fantastic support from Claire, the founder of Tappy Toes, and I have found she is more than happy to answer any questions you may have no matter how little or silly they may seem. The training given is made fun and relaxed and the whole process of setting up my business hasn’t been stressful or daunting what so ever.

I would 100% recommend this to other parents. I don’t ever feel like I’m ‘at work’. I have so much fun meeting lovely children and parents and watching the children’s confidence grow week by week; it’s extremely rewarding. I also couldn’t think of a better job to work around my daughter, it really was the best decision I’ve ever made. So a big thank you to Claire. 

Tiffany, a Tappy Toes Franchisee in Fareham, Hampshire

My franchise business fits perfectly around family life as I can drop my eldest daughter to and from school. I am planning on taking my younger daughter along to some classes with me to save money on childcare as well.

I teach 3 lessons a week at the moment. I teach these in the mornings and with travel and setting up time this only takes just over an hour on those days. I then spend about 4 hours or so a week replying to emails/marketing and general admin. I plan to open more classes so the time commitment will go up, but I can do this as and when it fits in with my family, which is great. It is very flexible so you can make it work for you!

I have had lots of advice and help from Claire (Tappy Toes founder).  I spent two full days doing initial training with her where she went through lessons, plans and the business side of things. Since then I have had lots of questions and she is only ever at the end of the phone and responds quickly and points me in the right direction!  We have face timed on occasions so she can guide me through things and Claire often calls to just check in and see how you are getting on. Her business knowledge is invaluable, especially as this was all new to me!

I would highly recommend this franchise business as I am now able to do all the ‘Mum’ things I would have missed out on and fit my work around this. I love Dance and spending time wiggling away with little ones is so much fun! I often feel like I’m not working! I pleased I made the change as I have a much better work/life balance and feel happier.  Thank you Tappy Toes!


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