Welcome to Dance Events North West

Sequence dancing in the North West each week and every weekend at premier venues. Our dance nights provide a safe and friendly environment for singles and couples of all abilities to meet new friends and enjoy the social life that sequence dancing can provide.

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Meet Alison………

Alison started dancing at the age of 4 at the Kathleen West School of Dancing in Blackburn. Miss West soon put Alison on the stage, competing in the local dance festivals; the medals and trophies for ballet, modern, character, national, song and dance soon followed. Alison was part of a small group of dancers that was involved in a local Amateur Dramatic Society and appeared in pantos such as Aladdin and Cinderella. She later won a British Ballet Organisation scholarship for special tuition at the BBO HQ in Hammersmith London, learning extracts from the Ballet ‘La Fille Mal Gardee’ under the guidance of Balletic legends such as Dame Ninette de Valois. At the age of 16, Alison attended the Hammond School of Dance in Chester, passed further ISTD and RAD dance examinations, gained RADA (drama) medals, qualified as an Associate ISTD Ballet Teacher and took a further two O levels in Dance and Ballet. Whilst at the Hammond she was awarded most improved student in the second year and danced as a ‘Misery’ leading the Corps de Ballet in ‘Les Sylphides’.

At the age of 19, she joined the family business, later becoming the MD of the Company, after attending the LEAD programme at Lancaster University and being recognised by her peers for the most improved and inspirational Leader. During this time, dancing became a forgotten world, despite Alison’s burning desire to learn ballroom. The opportunity finally arose out of the misfortune of being made redundant and sadly losing her very precious Mum who had also given up on her love of dancing. These two incidents made Alison determined  to have dancing back in her life. Alison now combines both her love of working with people and her passion for dancing fully back in her life, with her role as a Dance Host and Teacher for DENW.