“It has been an absolute privilege to have Alison (abDance) teaching our dance sessions and supporting our teachers with CPD. She is a fantastic dance teacher who has built a fantastic rapport with staff and children alike.
Alison is able to take a topic and to make it into a superb unit of study. The children are engaged throughout lessons and Alison has helped produce some fantastic end of term productions.
I heartily endorse Alison in the full knowledge that she will inspire both staff and students alike to dance.”
Graham Palmer, Deputy Headteacher, Imperial Avenue Infants School, Leicester
“Alison’s classes are just the best; the way she plans, delivers, observes and adjusts the class to make an all-inclusive progressive dance and movement class for all. She is playful by nature and a natural with the children to encourage their active participation. Her business skills are organised and forward thinking and she is a whizz with technology.
Having worked on a number of projects with Alison I would highly recommend.”
Kim Pott, Director, Kimble’s Music and Movement, Derbyshire
“Ali is an asset to our dance school. Her warmth and friendliness brings natural rapport with the children and they thoroughly enjoy her sessions.
Ali is always very organised, and her lesson plans are exciting and creative matching her passion and depth of dance knowledge. She spends time getting to know each individual in her sessions, so she can adapt her own teaching style to match.
Ali is very generous with her time, kind-hearted and patient.”
Emily Redding, Principal, Emily Redding Dance Academy, Oakham
“Ali is an absolutely fantastic Zumba instructor. She pitches her classes perfectly for the audience she has and builds a fantastic relationship with students of all backgrounds. Her infectious energy engages all students and keeps them coming back for more.
Nothing is ever too much for Ali and she will give as much time as she can to engage as many students as possible, having completed both face-to-face as well as virtual sessions during COVID times from her lounge!
Her classes are fun and really enjoyable and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone – she really is fab.”
Bethany Smith, PE Teacher & Girls Active Co-ordinator, Ivanhoe College, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
“Our children look forward to each session with Alison! We call our Fridays, ‘Funky Feet Friday’ The children have so much fun during each session as they dance, sing, smile and have FUN! They enjoy moving their funky feet alongside Alison, who is warm, engaging and creates an atmosphere that promotes every child to have a go! “
Daniel McFarland, EYFS Stage Co-ordinator, St Mary’s Fields Primary School, Leicester
“Alison is a well-liked and respected artist at Attenborough Arts Centre. The Baby Discos that she delivered over a number of years were fiercely popular, inclusive, tactile experiences for children and adults of all ages.
She will be a credit to venues wherever she goes, and is always welcome back at AAC anytime.”
John Kirby, Programming Officer, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
“Alison has been a pleasure to work with this year. She’s accommodating, patient and the children absolutely adore her! She’s managed to get even my most reluctant dancers up and moving. While we only see her once a week, she has become a highly valued member of staff.”
Kyla Sylvester, Foundation Class Teacher, Sparkenhoe Primary School, Leicester
Alison has been wonderful to work with and is amazing with all the children. They love her dance classes and adore her too. Alison is always keen to involve our school topics into the sessions which provides excitement and interest for the children.
Jessica Christey, Foundation Class Teacher, Sparkenhoe Primary School, Leicester