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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: