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About Us

 

Brookings to Broadway Dance Company was founded in 1994 and our primary goal is to introduce every child to the fun and enjoyment of dance. We feel that dance should not be elitist, and that every child should be given the opportunity to express themselves through dance, learn to work with others, find self-confidence and acquire grace and poise.

 

When your child enrolls in our dance company they become "one of the family". Here at Brookings to Broadway we strive to make dance instruction not only fun, but educational. When teaching children dance we use the four avenues that take information to the brain; seeing, saying, hearing and doing; to make sure each child will learn.

 

Our instructors have a wide range of dance backgrounds and are here because they have a deep love and enjoyment of dance and want to pass their experience on to the next generation of dancers. Brookings to Broadway has 20+ years of dance education. You will find our class sizes are small so that each child may get the personalized attention they need. 

 

We offer a combination class of ballet and tap for dancers ages 3 to 5. For dancers 6 and up we offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and pom. We also offer advanced classes in pre-pointe and pointe. We realize that parents are very busy and would like to be a part of their child's activities, to that extent, our studio has an open door policy; you may sit and watch your child whenever you wish and when it is convenient for you. For more information on classes see our class schedule!

Meet the Staff
Owner
Carolyn Knutson

Not a dancer by trade but a dancer at heart! In 1994 her daughters began their dance journey at Brookings to Broadway Dance Company; at time the studio was owned by Jennifer De'Felice. In 1999 Jennifer had decided to close the studio. In the words of Grandma Myrna. "Carolyn's daughters cried for three days until she gave in and purchased the dance studio." :) This is where Carolyn's dance journey began. She loves working with all the dancers and their parents and she is so glad that she started this adventure 25 years ago!

 Teacher
Sadie Elverud
Teacher/ Manager
Monica Knutson

Monica graduated from SDSU with a degree in Heath Education and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been dancing for 19years and is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Pointe. She has been teacher for ten years and enjoys working with the younger students through their first few years of dance.

 Teacher
Morgan Logue

I have danced at Brookings to Broadway for 14 years. I am attending SDSU majoring in human biology. I am so glad that I can continue to share my love of dance as a teacher for B2B. 

Teacher
Jaimie Gibbons

I'm from Brookings and currently studying for a PhD in molecular biology at SDSU. I began dancing when I was eight. Through elementary, middle, and high school, I took dance classes at Brookings to Broadway. Since graduating high school, I have continued studying dance and am happy to be back at Brookings to Broadway, sharing my love of dance with young dancers! I am also a yoga instructor.

 Teacher
Morgan Anderson
This is my 2nd year of  teaching and 15th year of dance. I love everything about dance and enjoy that I am able to teach others. Hope everyone has a great year!
Assistant Teacher
Jemma Pillatzke

Jemma is a freshman at Brookings High School. Although this is her first year of being a teaching assistant, she has been dancing for 12 years. Jemma has danced in tap, jazz, and ballet, but this will be her first year of moving on from pre-pointe into pointe. Jemma is excited to help work with five year olds for the first time and hopefully for many years after.