Experienced Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire based dance and fitness teacher offering a range of classes for all ages.

About Di: 

Di Ruddick

Di was born in South Africa and has numerous dance teaching qualifications. 

IDTA - International Dance Teachers Association

IDTA - Associate International Dance Teachers Association - Tap, Modern Jazz, Hip Hop.

RAD Silver Swan Ballet instructor

Dancecor Dance Organisation – Classical /Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop. She has also trained and qualified in Latin, Ballroom, African Dance, Spin/Cycling, RAD Ballet and Cecchetti Ballet, RAD Silver Swans, Les Mills /Body Jam, Zumba, Strictly FitSteps, Aqua Aerobics, Adult 50+ Dancecise, AeroDanceFit and Peoples Exercise with Disabilities.

 Di has extensive Musical Theatre experience as performer, director and choreographer across a wide spectrum of theatrical productions both Amateur and Professional. 

She also ran her own Dance Academy for a number of years teaching pupils of all ages and has successfully put a number of pupils through their teaching examinations. Other pupils are currently performing professionally in various Musical Theatre and Dance Companies worldwide.

She established the Mplosion Dance Company, one of the first Cross-Cultural South African Dance Companies who performed successfully at many National Arts Festivals. 

She was employed by the Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa as Deputy Chief Education Specialist for Theatre and Performing Arts. She was promoted to Assistant Director of the Dept. of Arts and Culture. She was appointed Artistic Director of the Guild Theatre Dance Company 2000.

In 2004 she was appointed to the main body of the organising committee to head and co-ordinate the S.A. Games opening and closing ceremonies. 

She was also responsible for the formation and artistic direction of 2 professional dance companies who have travelled and performed internationally.  

More recently Di has also assisted choreographically with gymnastic groups who have performed nationally throughout the UK.  

Most of her private fitness and dance classes she choreographs herself.  

Di formulated her own syllabus, Seated Dance, which she has been providing to care homes to aid stroke rehabilitation in recovering stroke patients, elderly and disabled.  

Having spent a lifetime in the theatre she also has extensive knowledge of staging, costuming, sets, sound, lighting and all aspects of theatrical productions.  

If you are interested in joining a class please contact Di for further details on: 07766741805 or email: diruddick@yahoo.co.uk 

*Di Ruddick Dance* page lists the current classes available 



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