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Who Is Teddy Dance?

The co-founders of Teddy Dance are Richard and Stephen Bean.

Stephen and Richard have received a massive amount of assistance and support in developing Teddy Dance and they would like to pay particular credit to:

Jerry Marshall

creative branding

Catherine Peacock

fabulous art work

Oli Whitworth

producing and engineering the latest Teddy Dance Tunes

Where can I play Teddy Dance?

Currently (Autumn 2018) Teddy Dance is only available in Richmond up on Thames, West London where we are in the final stages of testing the system.   Teddy Dance will be formally launched in early Spring 2019.

To book lessons please use our booking system on the Find a Class page, or call +44 (0)345 643 1173 (UK only).

We will be looking for new business partners who would like to teach Teddy Dance. If you are interested in setting up a Teddy Dance Franchise please refer to the Teddy Dance Franchise section.

Do you need a Cricket pitch to play Teddy Dance?

No you do not need a Cricket pitch to play Teddy Dance. Teddy Dance can be played anywhere where there is suitable space indoors or outdoors.

Does Teddy Dance teach children to play Cricket properly?

Absolutely. In fact they could not receive a better start to Cricket. Every Teddy Dance games and activity has been specifically designed to help a young child develop the key fundamental skills of Cricket. Graduates of the Teddy Dance Academy will have developed the highest skill levels, and ones that will set them up to be successful Cricket players for life.

Can a child of 2½ years of age really learn to play Cricket?

Yes, children aged 2½ will learn to play Cricket correctly through Teddy Dance; the system works brilliantly and what is more, children love it and will want to play more and more.

Can I set up a Teddy Dance franchise in my area?

We would be delighted to hear from businesses and individuals who would be interested in setting up a local Teddy Dance franchise; both here in the UK and overseas.  We plan to formally launch the programme in early Spring 2019.

For more information see our Teddy Dance Franchise section.

Where can I buy Teddy Dance equipment and merchandise?

Teddy Dance produces a variety of equipment, clothing and merchandise.

Cricket bats, balls, branded T-shirts and branded shorts will be available from February 2019 and can be initially purchased from your Teddy Dance Coach.

What is the history of Teddy Dance?

Teddy Dance is NEW but the concept began in 2002 with the tennis version of the programme, Teddy Tennis.

Teddy Tennis was created to make the process of learning to play tennis to be easy, enjoyable and above all fun for children aged 2 – 5+ years.  Teddy Dance will do the same.

Throughout the development of Teddy Tennis, music and songs were always seen as an integral part of the teaching method, but a key breakthrough came when pictures of the teddy bear characters were combined with original songs into the learning process.  The combination of sight and sound, two key human senses has proved to be a very powerful teaching/learning tool, and one that proved to really work.

Teddy Dance has been successfully trialled at Richmond Cricket Club in West London in July and August 2018.  The formal launch of the programme will follow in early Spring 2019.