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Teaching high quality technical and creative dance for 20 years to children from aged 3 upwards

Alston Moor and Eden Dance School offers high quality technical and creative dance training in ballet, tap, modern, street dance and contemporary through weekly classes at Alston, Melmerby and Allendale in Cumbria.

Teaching children from aged 3 upwards we have a welcoming family feel and offer lots of opportunities for performance, achievement, success and fun! The Dance School is run by Alison Horn who has over 20 years experience teaching dance.


Dance Progression

We offer students the opportunity to progress through exam and medal tests. Regular performance opportunities are offered locally and nationally as well as summer schools.

Whilst not being a compulsory part of dancing lessons we find them to be an important aid in maintaining motivation among students and enhancing standards of performance and confidence.


Alston Moor Federation

Thursday's in term time
3.30-4.15pm Babes
4.15-5pm Juniors
5.00-6.00pm Intermediates
6.00-7.30pm Seniors
7.30-8.30pm Adults


Melmerby Village Hall

Monday's in term time
4.15-5.15pm Babes
5.15–6.15pm Juniors
6.15–7.15pm Intermediates


Allendale Village Hall

Saturday's in term time
10am-11am Babes
11am-12pm Juniors

About Miss Alison

Alison has been dancing since the age of three progressing through the Association of American Dancing syllabi in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Mime to Advanced level to become a qualified Associate teacher with the Association of American Dancing. During this time she regularly performed in local and national shows and competitions. Alison studied BA (Hons) Music Theatre at University of Leeds Bretton Hall before gaining distinction in her Masters degree MA Dance Theatre Practice at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Alison is an educational dance specialist working regularly in primary and secondary schools across Eden and Carlisle, delivering inset training to teachers in the area. She is the Performing Arts specialist delivering GCSE Dance and Performing Arts at Samuel King’s School. Each year she co-ordinates the U Dance festival with primary and secondary schools across Eden, Carlisle and Allerdale and was one of five professional dance artists chosen to represent Cumbria in Big Dance 2012 for the London Cultural Olympiad.

Alison Horn

About Miss Hannah

Miss Hannah is delighted to join the AMEDS team. She has studied dance with the Association of American Dancing through Miss Alison for 13 years and now as a primary school teacher, AAD Dance student teacher and Personal Trainer Miss Hannah has a great deal to offer our dancers.

She has a particular passion for creative contemporary choreography, improving dancers' flexibility levels and developing the adult dance programme hosted by Alston Moor and Eden Dance School. Hannah is a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic teacher who has an engaging teaching style and excellent people skills.

Miss Hannah

© Alston Moor and Eden Dance School. All photographs courtesy of Dr Michael Hanley.