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.