Alan Hedgpeth


Alan HedgpethBIO

Alan Hedgpeth was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a member of National Dance Council of America (NDCA) and has earned the Fellowship “With Honors” with the North American Dancesport Teachers Association (NADTA). He has been a professional ballroom dance instructor for thirty-two years. He is registered with the NDCA. as a Pro-Am Instructor, Master of Ceremonies, Music Director, Competing Professional and Competition Adjudicator.

He has studied with 2 Times International Professional Latin Champion Tony Meredith; 4 Times International Latin Professional Champion Bill Sparks; Rickey Geiger, Nick Short, Undefeated United States International 10-Dance Champion John Nyemchek, Forrest Vance, Nicole Carroll, Dan Rutherford, Jerry Parrish, Beverly Donahue, John Hatton, Sam Sodano, Sammy Stopford, Pat Traymore, Current World Latin Champions Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko.

He is the owner of the “A Step Above” Ballroom Dance Studio in Virginia Beach VA. He is currently teaching both private and group classes in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Vienna and Roanoke, Virginia. He is also coaching in Daytona Beach, Florida, Rocky Mount and Tarboro NC. He is well known for his musical knowledge and Choreography.

TOP TEACHER AWARDS:
Caribbean Dance Tournament: 1987. 1989, 1995
Inter-State Dancesport Challenge: 2006, 2007, 2009
Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships:2009
Virginia State Dancesport Championship: 2008
People’s Choice Dancesport Championship: 2009
Ohio Star Ball: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Global Spectrum Circuit: 2009, 2010, 2011
Maryland Dancesport Championship: 2014

TOP STUDIO AWARDS:
Inter-State Dancesport Challenge: 2006, 2007, 2009
People’s Choice Dancesport Championship: 2009
Ohio Star Ball: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

TOP STUDENT AWARDS:

Florida Superstars
2009 Top Bronze Exhibition
2009 Top Newcomer Bronze Student
2009 4th American Rhythm Open Championship
2009 Pro Am Mixed Pairs Top Overall Winner Most Technical

Virginia Satate
2008 Top 20 Dancesport Series

Heritage Classic
2007 TOP 20 DANCESPORT SERIES
2009 4TH AMERICAN RHYTHM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

People’s Choice Dancesport Championship
2009 3 Students Top 20 Dancesport Series

Ohio Star Ball
2005 Top Silver Exhibition
2006 Top Bronze Exhibition
2006 Top Silver Exhibition
2007 World American Smooth Champion W/ Britany Hilton
2007 World American Rhythm Champion W/Britany Hilton
2007 Top American Style Youth
2007 2nd Open American Rhythm Champion
2008 World American Rhythm Champion W/Kyleigh Albert
2008 2nd Place World American Smooth Champion W/Kyleigh Albert
2008 Top International Style Youth
2008 Top American Style Youth
2009 Top Bronze Exhibition
2009 World American Rhythm Champion
2010 Top Bronze Exhibition
2010 Top Gold Exhibition
2011 World American Rhythm Bronze Finalist

Volunteer State Dance Challenge
2011 Global Spectrum Showdance Winner
2011 Global Spectrum International Latin Scholarship Winner
2011 Global Spectrum American Bronze Rhythm Scholarship Winner
2011 Global Spectrum Open American 9-Dance 3rd Place

Maryland Dancesport Championships
2014 Top 20 Dancesport Series

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One thought on “Alan Hedgpeth

  1. Hey Alan or mary, we’ll we made it toLA and are going to see oink tomorrow,can you remember the dance outfitter that had the dance shirt you described?

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