diddi dance franchisee Kristina who runs diddi dance Wrexham, Oswestry, Whitchurch & Malpas recently became fully accredited by the Children’s Activity Association. To read all about her recent achievement just click here.
Because of this success, we at diddi dance wanted to take the time to tell you all about Kristina and diddi dance Wrexham, Oswestry, Whitchurch & Malpas:
I have been a franchisee for 3 years but a teacher for almost 11.
What did you do before joining diddi dance?
I have always taught dance since finishing my dance degree. I love teaching but feel like I found my forever job when I started teaching diddi dance. It makes me so happy.
What do you love most about diddi dance and running your own business?
I love the energy that each class brings. Seeing participants have fun and engage with the class. Watching them grow in confidence, ability and for many, grow from tots to heading off to big school!
I love that I can take diddi dance into different settings, locations and see the joy it brings. No matter what the morning, week, year is bringing those individuals – for 45mins they can just enjoy and have fun. A quote that has always stuck with me is “starting your day with a dance, makes the rest of the days steps a little lighter”
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of diddi dance?
I love that I have been part of so many children’s journeys. The children that struggled to overcome nerves, shyness, separation from their grown ups – who were able to gain their confidence through my classes, and went off to school with a skip and a smile. That is an achievement for not just me, but that child, their families and their teachers. For others, it is the highlight of their week and I love them running into class and telling me about what they’ve been up to.
What has been a highlight for you since taking on your diddi dance?
The feedback from parents after our Halloween and Christmas parties last year. After the two years of restrictions we had overcome, I wanted to bring some fun and on both occasions had a full hall of smiling faces.
The parties were just awesome! So much fun to teach but also so rewarding to see all of the families having the best time together.
For me, that was exactly why I love diddi dance all in one session. Fun to teach, creative to put together, successful in a business sense but also rewarding, knowing that I was providing those families with a great experience for everyone.
What is something you are looking forward to as you continue with your diddi dance franchise?
Growing. I have a wonderful teacher but would love to find others with the same level of passion. Be able to take diddi dance to more venues, locations and stages… Alderfest 2023 for starters!
What do you enjoy most about your diddi dance?
I love that no matter what type of day I may be having, I am able to walk into a class and have a great time. I am able to proudly say I own a diddi dance franchise and can offer sessions, classes and parties to them – knowing that what we provide is the BEST quality!
The flexibility to work around my family. And on those days where my children can come along – they do! Something I am passionate about is being able to share diddi dance with families that may not usually be able to access it for various reasons. I have started a journey very recently, seeking funding from large charities to be able to provide sessions within certain areas. This is something that is very time consuming and may not have been possible when working for someone else. I am hoping that I can get my passion for my business through the funding panels to see it come to fruition.
What does the CAA accreditation mean to you?
It feels like a huge pat on the back! Knowing that I can confidently say to early years settings, parents, schools that my business is doing everything we can to provide top quality provision. As the childrens activity market expands, with more and more provision for preschool ages than ever before, I am proud to have my accreditation to back me up, help me stand out from the crowd.
And finally, what is your favourite diddi dance theme and why?
I find this one so hard to answer because they are all great!!!
I love the diddi dancers moody faces and crossed arms in hip hop.
I love the grown ups getting into rave theme like we’ve rewound back to 1994
I love the jive song!
I love the country dance, and shouting yeehawww!!!
- 10AM @ FUNZONE, WHITCHURCH, WAYMILLS IND EST, SY13 1TT9.45 AND 1.15 @ BANANA BENS, WREXHAM, LL13 7SU
- 10.45 @ BARBOUR INSTITUTE, TATTENHALL, CH3 9PX11AM @ CHIRK BUNKHOUSE, SHEPHERD’S LANE, LL14 5PG
- 9.45 @ ROSSETT VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, WREXHAM, LL12 0HE