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.