With over 25 years teaching experience and many ex-teachers in the current network, could working with pre-schoolers giving them a love of movement that will last a lifetime be for you? If you love working with children and seeing them physically active then a diddi dance business in a box could be for you.
diddi dance provides classes for boys and girls aged five and under, and can be hired for parties, as well as nursery and school sessions. Online classes have now been set up as well as SEND sessions providing extra revenue streams alongside the growing merchandise provision too.
Activities include original music, multiple dance props and unique lesson plans, with a syllabus aimed at engaging children to love dancing to music. With an ongoing focus on getting children moving, diddi dance continues to grow across the UK highlighting the importance of the physical and emotional benefits of physical activity in the early years.
It began as a single class in 2003 in London. As interest grew in 2006, Anne-Marie Martin, the founder, looked into franchising the concept, so she furthered the format of her classes, which guaranteed new dance styles. These were launched every half term, over a two-year programme, aimed at keeping lessons fresh and fun but not losing the security of enough repetition to help the children grow in confidence. After producing a few diddi dance pilots between 2006 and 2009, franchising was officially launched 11 years ago. Since then, diddi dance has grown and currently have over 40 franchisees covering over 50 territories of the UK. Franchisees are in business for themselves but not by themselves. It gives them the flexibility to work around family life, provide valuable support to their local community and create a rewarding business. They also have the valued support of Martin’s experience and her support team to help guide them through, especially in this challenging year, more than ever. If you’re passionate about giving children a great first introduction to being physically active then this is the all-singing, all-dancing franchise opportunity for you.