For those of you who may or may not know Mid & East Surrey franchisee Danielle Greetham recently made the though decision to sell on her franchise. After putting the business up for sale a wonderful friend and fellow dance teacher in the area came along to take it over, Nadine Parsons-Innes!
Nadine will be taking over the management and direction of all classes and sessions running in the area and will be looking to expand into new area over the coming months.
Feel free to email Nadine directly now via firstname.lastname@example.org to join any of the classes already running the area or to express your interest in having a class open near you!
A little bit more about Nadine:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family:
My name is Nadine and I am a Principal of a Performing Arts School and a mum of 4! I have two step sons, Jack & Billy a daughter, Autumn-Skie, a son Cody and baby number 5 due in October!!!!
I am a very passionate and energetic person who is not shy of a hard days work, and am very driven by my passion of performing arts. I have taken all my teaching qualifications with the ISTD and am working towards become an examiner.
What did you do before diddi dance?
I am a professional dancer and have worked with lots of influential people in the performing arts industry, traveling the world and living the dream, having the very best time. I have worked with a big production company in the USA and with them had the opportunity to work and network in Las Vegas and performed alongside Cirque Soleli. I worked with Celebrity cruises for 6 ½ years and seen all the wonders of the world. I have also had the pleasure of doing commercial work and working with some of the more current pop stars of today.
How were you affiliated with your new diddi dance franchise before taking it over?
My path crossed with a lovely lady whom had a diddi franchise on a teaching course and I had seen the posters around. We became friends and shared the same passion for teaching and love for children. I felt that she had come to a stand point and I was in the right place at the right time, with the support of my family I can build the franchise and utilise my area.
What made you want to take on an already established diddi dance?
Lots of reasons made me want to take an already established diddi dance but the main ones were because I knew of the standard of teaching, I know the teachers and because I felt like I could help by continuing the hard work of the existing owner. We both share the same passion and enthusiasm. I have also been running my school in the middle of this area and feel like I have several connections I can use to build in mid Surrey. I can also feed the classes eventually into the main school giving the pupils of diddi the opportunity to continue with the dance styles they learn and have explored.
And finally, what are you looking forward to the most with your new diddi dance franchise?
Mostly I am looking forward to the freedom of movement. Although in a structured settings, the themes give the diddi dancers the freedom to explore the styles and to perhaps do some of the things that I didn’t do as a child. I think in today’s world the children have so many options and as a parent it’s always difficult to know if you are doing the right thing for your children. diddi dance is a fun and exciting way to introduce exercise and healthy living and it’s really a good excuse to spread more of my love and passion for dance. And least of all to see the parents having a good go too!!! It’s all great fun and character building!!