Main Street applauds AIM for 4th “Best of Arizona” award

Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts co-founders Ed and Angela Anderson can relate to the title of Taylor Swift’s hit single “Wildest Dreams” this summer. Verrado families are lining up to enroll in AIM’s Rock Camp and Taylor Swift summer camps, quickly selling out by popular demand.

Even more, this family owned performing arts studio continues to display a Swift-like penchant for collecting prestigious awards. AIM recently picked up the 2016 “Official Best of Arizona” performing arts instruction award for the fourth year in a row from Media World USA.

Discover the arts

The Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts will be featured on the Discovery Channel Christmas morning for earning the Best Performing Arts Instruction in Arizona for 2013 recognition.

The Official Best of Arizona Television Show will feature the Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts at 7 a.m. Wednesday on the Discovery Channel. The broadcast will be shown again at 10 a.m. Dec. 28 on CBS 5.


Family is core of artists' studio

At 19 months old, Cadence Anderson is a tiny dancer in her parents' unfinished dance studio.The toddler twirls and spins to the music playing from her father, Ed Anderson's, iPhone.Cadence, with her soft, dark hair and big smiling eyes, will likely be a performer like her parents because she will grow up in the studio, Ed said.

He and his wife, Angela, will put the finishing touches on the Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts this week.


From ukelele to clogging

A new studio offering music, dance, theater and other performing arts classes for children and adults is scheduled to open in the West Valley in August. The Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts will be located on Main Street in Verrado, a community located in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains.

The institute was founded in Pasadena in 2005 and moved to Verrado in 2008. Owners Edward and Angela Anderson say the new 1,200 square foot studio will help them meet growing demand for arts education in the West Valley, especially as school art programs continue to be cut.