TEACHER FEATURE – Meet our lovely licensees

At the Disco Duck HQ, we thought it would be great to introduce you to some of our existing licensees and share their thoughts/experiences on owning the Disco Duck Licence.

Disco Duck licensee Hannah Krepski with her lovely children x

Disco Duck licensee Hannah Krepski with her lovely children x

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi, I’m Hannah. I set up my pre-school dance sessions with Disco Duck in 2012 when my second child was 1 year old. I wanted to run my own business to be able to choose my own hours to fit around my children. I have danced all my life and have a degree in dance, so I thought, why not?

So I set up my business Kids Let’s Dance in 2012, specifically aimed at day time kids dance classes. I started running just 2 Disco Duck classes a week. As my children have got older I have expanded to go into nurseries and soft play centres with Disco Duck. I’ve also added my own pre-school ballet classes and an after-school class for the older kids, where I now bring my own two kids along too. There’s been ups and downs along the way, especially the first year was hard, but it’s been steadily expanding.

  1. How did you find out about the Disco Duck Licence?

I was searching for pre-school dance syllabi on google. Various franchises and licence packages came up. But Disco Duck seemed the best fit for me in terms of costs, what I wanted to do with my classes, and the age range I was targeting.

  1. What would you consider to be the benefits of owning the Disco Duck Licence – as opposed to creating your own Sessions or purchasing a franchise?

The Disco Duck lesson plans and music have given me a great foundation to build my classes on. I didn’t really know back in 2012 where to start myself. I have developed the classes to suit my style of teaching over the years, and unlike a franchise, I am free to adapt the lesson plans to suit me.

Q.What are the best things about teaching Pre-School Age Children?

The hours. My son is now 6 and at school 8.45am-3.15pm and my daughter is 3 and still in school nursery 8.45-11.45am. I fit my classes around this. So currently I mainly teach in the mornings while my daughter is at nursery. The few classes I do teach in the afternoon I can bring my kids to work with me. Sometimes I hold sessions in holiday time and bring the kids along with me.

What in your opinion would you consider to be the most challenging things about teaching Pre-School Age Children?

Every class is different. I teach a total of 10 classes a week now and depending on what children are there and which moods they are in, the classes can have a completely different feel to them. Sometimes things can seem like they’re falling apart in a class and you just have to grit your teeth and persevere. Other times you can walk out a class fresh as a breeze and think what a pleasure it was to teach.

To find out more about Hannah, Kids Let’s Dance, and their Disco Duck classes please visit:

www.kidsletsdance.co.uk
www.facebook.com/kidsletsdance
www.twitter.com/kidsletsdance

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About dancewithdiscoduck

I am the founder and creator of Disco Duck Ltd, an award winning Pre-School teaching licence, designed to develop the foundations of dance and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for young children. Disco Duck consists of a syllabus and bespoke catchy tunes for an engaging and upbeat funky session for both boys and girls - Happy Dancing everyone!
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