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Southwest Classical Dance Institute

After long and successful professional careers, SCDI Artistic Directors Joshua and Natasha Brooksher decided to return to Mr. Brooksher's hometown of Mesa, Arizona. At age thirteen, Mr. Brooksher found it necessary to leave home to receive world class training in classical ballet. Mrs. Brooksher was fortunate to have found a professional level training facility near her home in CT. It has been the Brooksher's dream to bring the best in Vaganova based classical training to the Arizona desert, allowing the students of the southwest the chance to achieve their dreams closer to home. The Brooksher's passion and vision drew the support of many of those around them; this group of people became SCDI's first Board of Directors.

In 2004, SCDI was founded as a Not-for Profit organization to give Arizona students a true home for classical ballet. Our training is rooted in the traditions of the Vaganova method, while also being applicable to the needs of today's artists and eclectic choreography. We began with a traditional dance school model, with a single facility where our classes were conducted. However, it was clear that we could not reach enough students, and that many talented children were unable to benefit from the training we offer. By 2007, SCDI had morphed into a more mobile operation. We found that by collaborating with area dance studios to provide quality training for their ballet programs, we were able to have a much broader effect on the local dance community. SCDI has developed associations with regional and national professional organizations in order to assist our students in their transition from graduation to the professional or educational arenas.

School name:Southwest Classical Dance Institute
Address:2444 East Javelina Avenue
Zip & city:85204 Arizona
Phone:(480) 228 8097

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