My name's Kirsty and I'm the owner of diddi dance Central & North Liverpool & South Knowsley.I'm 35, married with 2 gorgeous boys Theodore (4 yrs) and Sebastian (2 yrs) Dancing is my passion and I have always loved passing that on through my love of teaching.With a Master's in Teaching & Learning, a PGCE in Performing Arts and a Dance Studies BA Hons degree along with over twelve years experience of secondary school teaching and many years of professional dance experience, I have a broad expertise in dance.
Since having my two boys I was always looking for places and activities to take them to and this is when I found diddi dance and saw the fantastic opportunity to start my own business doing something I love whilst working around them. Ibuilt up a fantastic career in secondary teaching becoming Head of Performing Arts and National Lead of dance across my trust. However, I felt stuck in a system with little freedom. I left my career to become my own boss and have a better work life balance for my family.
I wanted a job which would give them more of my time and allowed me to do the school runs. Finding diddi dance was the best thing that's happened for me professionally and personally. I’ve always wanted to own my own business and after trying a few little things I realised that being part of a franchise and literally buying a business in a box provided me with the support from head office and the other franchisees to succeed. I am so much happier with my work life balance and job satisfaction. Everything is outlined for you from lesson plans, resources and any help is a click or phone call away.
I’ve only been in the franchise for 12 months and already I can see the potential in which I can grow my business financially and be able to work around my family working half my teaching hours!
I knew diddi dance was the right franchise for me for their 18 years of research and consistency that goes into all franchisees lessons across the UK. I can honestly say I LOVE MY JOB! It doesn't feel like work and I have a love for teaching dance again. diddi dance has been the BEST decision for me. Thank you for opening this door of opportunity to me diddi dance, I’ve never looked back!