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Brooke Anderson

I started taking dance when I was 3 years old. I was actually in Missy’s first ballet class. I took tumbling and dance all throughout high school, and I took a few dance classes when I was in college at the University of Northern Iowa. I graduated from UNI with an Elementary and Early Childhood Education Degrees. I am currently a Special Education Teacher in the Behavior Disorders classroom at Stewart Elementary.

I currently live in Washington with my husband, Chuck, and three daughters, Brielle (Ellie), Alyvia, and Ivy. Ellie and Ivy each take several dance classes and enjoy going to dance competitions. My middle daughter, Alyvia took dance when she was younger, but decided to take up basketball and softball. Ellie and Alyvia also run cross country and track, so I guess you can say that I am a pretty well rounded mom. When I am not teaching at school, teaching tumbling, or not at my girls’ events, I enjoy spending time with my family, spending time outdoors, attempting to garden and work on my yard, and reading.

This is my 11th year of teaching tumbling at Stairway to the Stars. I have really enjoyed getting to see my tumblers improve each year, and seeing how excited they are when they finally can do a tumbling trick on their own after they have worked hard on that trick. I also really enjoy getting to know all of the families of the dancers and tumblers. 

Why lessons at Stairway to the Stars?

Stairway to the Stars offers children the experience they need to become successful learners, while experiencing the wonderful world of dance. Enhanced concentration, coordination and discipline are just a few of the skills learned at Stairway to the Stars that will help foster a healthy mind and body.

We make the dance experience stress-free for parents too with a clear, consistent schedule and a website, newsletters and office staff to keep you informed. We take care of everything from start to finish including shoe fitting and ordering! We are conveniently located in downtown Washington with four studios within our facility. This enables us to keep our regular schedule of classes within the week - keeping weekends free for family time.

Our Philosophy

Stairway to the Stars is committed to providing quality dance and tumbling classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We believe that children gain enormous benefits from proper dance training, whether or not a dance career is the goal.

Students are involved in a safe, enriched, child-centered environment that provides them the opportunity to explore dance with a qualified, nurturing staff. We encourage our students to develop a positive self-image. When children feel good about themselves they are free to learn and grow.