Neil and Alison would like to warmly welcome you to Gibbons Prima Dance.
Neil has many years experience in the dance world at both competitive and professional levels. Prior to becoming a teacher, Neil had a successful Competitive Amateur Career winning over 60 Major Titles, Trophies and Championships. He was awarded the Nor/West Cup twice, for winning the most completions in one year. Neil competed in the British Open in both Latin and Ballroom and was a regular member of the North West Dance Team, competing against other regions and representing Great Britain in events abroad.
Neil turned Professional with the UKA Alliance in 2001, and now holds Fellowships in Ballroom and Latin, along with qualifications in Classical Sequence (Old Tyme) & further qualifications in Argentine Tango, Rock N Roll, and Salsa.
Neil is also a Fully Qualified and British Dance Council approved Scrutineer/Adjudicator.
As well as running a successful dance school, Neil was a founder member of the Vivas Dance Club, who produced the spectacular "Dance Crazy Shows".
Neil has regularly been involved in raising money for various charities, both large and small such as the Roy Castle Foundation, Marie Curie, Cancer Research, and many more. This has involved putting together huge events such as the very popular "Strictly Come Dancing", from the early stages of production to the Grand Finale Showcase.
Alison turned Professional in 2014 with the UKA Alliance and is qualified to Fellowship Level in both Latin American/ Standard Ballroom,
Licentiate Classical Sequence & Associate Contemporary Theatre Dance.
Also British Dance Council approved to adjudicate Championships.
Alison is also qualified to work in Educational and Public Sectors and also holds a a Fitsteps Instructor Licence and runs regular fitness programmes at various venuesl (see website for further information).
Neil and Alison both with a passion for dance have now become a strong partnership working on many projects to enable dance to be accessible and enjoyed by everyone.
They work in association with Rochdale Town Hall and 4ct, enabling all local residents to socialise and ensure that Ballroom Dancing is an important way to keep fit.
Neil and Alison over the years have taught many people to dance who now enjoy being part of the SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE WORLD.
Besides dancing at our Social Events they also enjoy dancing on Cruise Ships & Holidays.
Together they have choreographed show dancing for local theatre companies. Also produced the First "Strictly Come Dancing Event" at the Rochdale Town Hall for the Lord Mayors Charity, which was a huge success.
Both Neil & Alison are Qualified Adjudicators/Scrutineers for all dance events including Championships.
With both Neil and Alison's love for dance and Neil's background as a professional Musician you are sure to get into the swing and enjoy some of the best music & dance around!