Looking for Winter Birthday Gifts or Stocking Fillers? 🎁🎁
WE CAN HELP! 😊😊
Our shop offers a 10% discount on ALL branded merchandise. Just remember to enter my exclusive discount code DD10-140 at the checkout!
If you're wanting to purchase:
✨ water bottles
✨ drawstring bags
✨ diddi dolls - Dannee, Daisy or Davey
✨ colouring books
✨ dance charts
- contact me direct. I'll have them with me in class - and save you the postage charge! 🙂🙂
- sorted! 💙💗💚
Keep on Movin'!
Fabulous fun dancing with Anna from the Small Business Saturday UK team! 🙌🙌
So many giggles dancing at after having the opportunity to talk about all things 💙💗💚
Good luck with the remainder of the tour and see you next year for another dance routine?! 😀😀
Chatting with the Small Business Saturday UK team!
It was lovely to talk with Anna from Small Business Saturday UK this afternoon - and just look how glorious looked in the sunshine! ☀☀
So very grateful to to have the opportunity to showcase and to share a little bit about what and why I'm so passionate about my small business 💙💗💚
If you'd like more information about community classes, organising weekly sessions in your Early Years settings or your little one would like a diddi dance party, do contact me:
📧 [email protected]
☎ 07949 458761
👋 send me a message!
Thank you once again to Small Business Saturday UK, wishing you well with your ongoing tour! 🚙🚙
Tomorrow are coming to as part of their tour!
Supported by , the tour started in Glasgow on 31 October and is travelling across the UK calling at 23 different towns and cities, chatting to local small business owners - as well as running a full-on online programme of business advice, support and mentoring!
I had the opportunity to chat with Mat (and enjoy a coffee & doughnut with the team!) when they called to Southampton last November and I'm thrilled to be catching up with them tomorrow! 😀😀
- think it's my turn to buy the doughnuts this time...! 🍩🍩 😆😆
Small Business Saturday UK BT
Come and join me at today's Bump Baby Child Show at Novotel Southampton
So looking forward to chatting and dancing with you today! 💃🕺
Sunday 20 November 2022 Exhibition!
I'm excitedly counting down the sleeps until I get to see you at the held at The Novotel Southampton
This Sunday - 20 November from 10:00am - 3:00pm, come and meet an array of local businesses and larger companies showcasing their services and items AND come and get involved in the free demonstrations!
I'll be dancing TWICE and I invite you and your diddis to join me for some funky fun! 💃🕺
AND if you haven't yet booked your ticket, use the code BABY22 for 20% off!
See you Sunday! 💙💗💚
- marking the start of
Symbolising that we are all different, that children should be themselves, accepting of one another and we should celebrate our differences.
Share with me your photos!
BBC Children's remembrance film - Poppies.
Taking a moment to remember...
Thank you CBeebies for this video
What a wonderful morning I have just had with Red Apples at Orchard Day Nursery and Forest School 🍎🍎
Always I have such a warm welcome and get to dance with such an enthusiastic group of diddis!
We're exploring Jive this half term in this day nursery and practicing our hand jive for our dance routine.
You must ask your little ones to show you, after only 2 weeks they're really getting to grips with it! 👏👏
See you all again next week! 👋👋
PS: if you think your child's early years setting would like a dance & movement session as part of their weekly curriculum, do pass on my details
- or if you're an Early Years setting and want to enhance your physical activity offering with a lively and interactive session, then drop me a DM, email me or give me a call!
📧 [email protected]
☎️ 07949 458761
Social skills are vital in the development of a child and they can be nurtured when dancing:
💙 improving communication skills through shared experiences
💗 relaxing in the company of their peers, building their self confidence
💚 learning how to work as a team in a relaxed environment
- and above all making friends and sharing in the fun together 💃🕺
Photos like this bring me the greatest pleasure. Having previously danced the routine with their grown ups, they now feel confident to dance it together! 🥰🥰
And what did we do? 🤔🤔
✨ offered repetition to build that familiarity
✨ provided a safe space in which to 'have a go'
✨ praised and recognised their achievements thus encouraging their self belief
With every week comes more chatter, more interaction, more creativity and it is just wonderful to be part of their learning journey 🙂🙂
Thank you to Demi Pomery and Chloe Harding for sharing this photo with me x
I had a right giggle at this list today and just had to share! 🤭🤭
So who is going to score the lowest?!
Give yourself one point for each thing your toddler has NOT done and feel free to share any more 'Never Has My Toddler Ever' moments!
I scored 4!! 🤦♀️🤦♀️
- wrong coloured cups??!! I remember it well!
Although I have to admit I do have a favourite mug for tea and feel a little teary if it's in the dishwasher... 😆😆
Whirling and twirling, sashaying and swaying, we are embracing this half term's theme of Ballroom! 💃🕺
My diddi dancers are getting used to holding their 'tinsel boas' which is encouraging them to lengthen their arms and dance down to their fingertips!
How cute does Olivia look?! 🥰🥰
Fancy taking to the dance floor with your diddi dancer? Then come and join me in one of our numerous classes held across and .
No harsh judging from me, it'll be 🔟s all round! 🙂
Thank you to Rachel Pike for sharing this adorable photo 📷
I'm having a ball exploring Ballroom with my fab-u-lous diddi dancers! 💃🕺
I opted for a sparkly 'tinsel boa' to dance with
Why? I hear you ask 🤔
Because it can be easily replicated by our diddis when they 'keep on dancing' at home!
Twirling, swaying, sashaying and sparkling across the dance floor... we'd definitely get a 'ten' from the judges!
Welcoming you to our new half term theme - BALLROOM! 💃🕺
💙 We'll be dancing like we're floating as we embrace the one, two, three Waltz step
💗 We'll be incorporating our 'sparkly scarves' in to our themed dance
💚 We'll be inviting our grown ups to take to the floor with us as we share the fun
- along with counting, colours, creativity, coordination, confidence and cheery smiles!
Who's ready to bring the dazzle to diddi dance?! ✨✨
📣📣 DON'T FORGET!! 📣📣
The clocks 'fall' back this evening ⏰⏰
You best go to bed now to get that 'extra hour' because there's no way you'll be getting a lie-in in the morning! 😆😆
But you do get an 'extra' hour to book your space in our new half term commencing from MONDAY 31 OCTOBER! 😉😉
Just click here:
"It's me, Hi, I'm the problem, it's me"
- and I'm just fine with being that problem... 🙂🙂
If you'd like to attend a preschool dance class that nurtures a love of movement to last a lifetime, then I'll see you in a Southampton class real soon!
Any questions, just drop me a message or pop me an email at: [email protected]
What a fantastic last DISCO class today at Redroofs Day Nursery and Pre-School! 🤩🤩
Here we are in our 2️⃣ Disco airplanes, the children's singing was just fantastic! 🎶🎶
So looking forward to bringing the next dance theme to our dance garden next Thursday...
... I wonder what will be in the prop bag this time? 🤔🤔
Ballroom at diddi dance
Introducing as our next half term theme at diddi dance Southampton
From Monday 31 October we'll be exploring our Winter dance theme, twirling and swaying to another one of our fantastic and unique tunes 🎶🎶
Encouraging our diddi dancers to embrace the one, two, three rhythm as we gracefully sway, float and twirl together.
AND of course, a new half term not only means a NEW dance theme, but it means a CHANGE of prop in our diddi dance bags! 💙💗💚
Come and join us in one of our numerous classes held across and 📌📌
Our full timetable can be found here: https://www.diddidance.com/diddi-dance-southampton/
This time next week I'll be starting our NEW dance theme at our NEW venue - Frankies fun factory 😁😁
Bringing our award-winning dance classes to this family-run venue, little ones will benefit from 45-minutes of non stop interactive fun dancing alongside their grown ups and THEN, enjoy complimentary stay & play as they enjoy the centre with their new diddi pals!
If you're looking for a weekly class that nurtures, encourages and develops learning through dance and movement, I'll see you at diddi dance! 💃🕺
For more information and to book a space, pop over to https://www.diddidance.com/diddi-dance-southampton/
Special moment with Archie
This is such a special moment when Archie came to join me for our welcome diddi dance song.
Archie is normally more comfortable interacting with his mummy as we dance our way through our class elements, but will come and join me when we investigate what's in the prop bag.
So to see this new confidence, to have Archie sitting alongside me at the start of class, honestly I cannot tell you how much my heart was bursting 🥰🥰
I have been incredibly lucky to have Archie explore several dance themes with me and we're well on our way to filling his dance chart with stickers!
Thank you so much Vic Eades for sharing this with me and for taking a chance on my small business when I was just starting out 💙💗💚
I was asked by a diddi dancer today if I had ever had long hair. I replied "no, I've always had a short bob"
Their reply... "you should grow your hair" 😆😆
So, diddi stylist, will this do?! 💇♀️💇♀️
This half term's props have taken on a life of their own! 😆😆
I ❤️ how we change out 'what's in the bag' each half term
💙 building anticipation, challenging memory
💗 bringing focus back to an activity we enjoy together
💚 supporting fine motor skills and creativity
- and that's just a few points to mention!
We could talk about partner work, social interaction, body awareness, spatial awareness... but it would be far better for you and your diddi to come and see for yourself...
Book a class to be part of the fun
Because with a NEW class added to the timetable, I can offer another opportunity for diddis & grown-ups to dance & move together! 💃🕺
Starting Monday 31 October there'll be a second class running at West End Parish Centre
Not forgetting our new venue at Frankies fun factory
To book a class: https://booking.diddidance.com/Class/Find?SearchString=southampton&Radius=16000&Latitude=50.9105468&Longitude=-1.4049018
See you soon! 💙💗💚
Will I see you there? 👀
Will you be diddi dancing with me?! 💃🕺
💛The countdown is well and truly on for our special event.
💛Tell your friends, pop the date in your diary and come along to join the fun.
💛Taster Sessions, great selection of local businesses plus goody bags for the first 250 families
💛Book entry tickets here - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/little-pickles-markets/t-avvdvaj
I'm back at Little Sunlights Nursery this morning for the last class of our current theme.
But we'll be back dancing from Tuesday 1 November if you wish your diddi to join me!
Intrigued to know what we get up to and what benefits our sessions provide? 🤔🤔
Take a look at the photos!
💙 exploring our left & right, muscle memory and active listening comes with discovering 'what's in the bag' 👜👜
💗 turn taking, practicing lining up and hand-eye coordination comes with catching our hula hoops ⭕⭕
💚 remembering our manners, making a choice and using our social skills comes with choosing what hoop to catch! 🙂🙂
And this is only touching on 2️⃣ elements of our class - we incorporate numerous more!
supports the coordination, confidence AND creativity of your little ones.
How? Through repetition, familiarity and nurturing a trust which allows them to challenge themselves in an environment they feel safe in.
We really are so much MORE than 'just' dance, but it's at the heart of everything we do.
If your child is a Little Sunlights little one and they attend the nursery on Tuesday morning AND you'd like them to participate on our class, then enrol them through the link: https://booking.diddidance.com/Class/Details/24975
I thoroughly look forward to the opportunity of dancing with them! 💃🕺
2nd class now available!
🔥🔥 HOT OFF THE PRESS!! 🔥🔥
Following my class this morning, I had a chat with the lovely team at West End Parish Centre.
I'm so excited to say that I'm now able to offer 2️⃣ classes on a Monday morning! 😁😁
The 09:30am class currently has a waitlist, so I have added a second class at 10:30am!
The 10:30am class will start from Monday 31 October and is available to book RIGHT NOW!
Looking forward to welcoming even more diddis & grown ups as we journey our way through our dance themes! 💃🕺
Thank you so much for supporting my 💙💗💚
Watching little ones grow in self confidence is such a joy 🥰🥰
When they become comfortable in their surroundings, they're comfortable to try new things.
At we work hard to create that relaxed safe space. Using their name repeatedly through the class, actively praising their efforts and never forcing a child to participate.
Couple that with non stop interactive fun and an array of elements & props and we've got an award-winning approach to developing coordination, nurturing confidence and encouraging creativity to promote a love of movement that will last a lifetime 💃🕺
Classes are available to book via our secure online booking system. Pop over to www.diddidance.com to view our timetable
From Tuesday 1 November, you'll find me dancing at our new venue - Frankies fun factory
45-minutes of non-stop interactive diddi dancing for you and your little one to enjoy together, followed by a complimentary Stay & Play session in this family-run indoor soft play centre! I think you might have some guaranteed afternoon 'nappers' following that amount of activity (you're welcome! 😆😆)
Book yourselves in to the half term with this link: https://booking.diddidance.com/Class/Details/24850
See you soon! 💙💗💚
✨✨ OUR WINTER TIMETABLE IS HERE! ✨✨
From Monday 31 October, we'll be exploring our new dance theme - BALLROOM! 💃🕺
Running weekday mornings, afternoons and 2️⃣ classes on Saturday mornings too!
Also, a change of venue on Tuesday mornings with an added bonus of complimentary Stay & Play courtesy of Frankies fun factory 😃😃
So if you're looking for a weekly class to enjoy alongside your little one that:
💙 caters for diddis steady on their feet up to school age
💗 offers full-of-fun, non-stop interactive classes you can enjoy together
💚 supports school readiness with a session designed around the EYFS framework
- take a peek at our timetable! 👇👇
✨ 20% sibling discount offered with our discount code SOUSIB
✨ 2-class trial offers available
✨ PAYG classes released on a weekly basis (where availability allows)
I thoroughly look forward to welcoming you to our diddi dance crew! 👋👋
Questions, queries... no problem! Contact me:
📧 [email protected]
📞 07949 458761
🙂 send me a DM or comment below
✅ book a class at https://booking.diddidance.com/Class/Find?SearchString=southampton&Radius=16000&Latitude=50.9105468&Longitude=-1.4049018
📣📣 BOOKINGS ARE OPEN!! 📣📣
Our Winter half term block is available to book at all our venues, where we will be twirling our way in to 💃🕺
💙 current enrolled diddis, you will have received your priority re-booking emails - check your spam folders if you don't see me in your in-box 🙂
💗 new diddis and diddis who would like to enrol this time for the full half term block, we have spaces available at most of our venues, although if your preferred venue is currently full, do pop yourself on the waitlist and I'll do my very best to accommodate you
💚 enter the code SOUWINT at the check out to receive a 10% Early Bird booking discount - only available until the evening of Wednesday 19 October! ⏰
Access the full list of classes at our secure online booking page:
Are you ready to dance and move?! 💃🕺