meet brooke

Brooke Hardebeck is honored to serve this community as owner & instructor at Studio b.

 

phrase that inspires you: b • happy  

We all have our share of challenges in life, and the way we face those situations is up to us.  We get to choose our attitude at all times.  I choose to b•happy which for me can also mean peaceful, content, and grateful. I find peace in my faith, I'm content with what I have, and I'm grateful for my family, my many friends, and for the opportunity to serve others through Studio b.  

what inspired you to start dancing?

At age four, I was introduced to dance through lessons at McAllister Recreation Center in Lafayette. I was hooked!  When I was five, I auditioned for a role in the Columbian Park Summer Youth Musical Theatre program.  I was involved in that program every summer for ten years. Through it I developed a love of performing and for the performing arts.  Raised by a single mom with three children, studio lessons were expensive and not an option. So I taught myself everything I could - I would even meet up with friends who took studio lessons and ask them to teach me what they learned in class.  While in school I put myself in every possible performing program I could: show choir, theatre, cheerleading, dance team - you name it!  

 

In college, I was on the Purdue Crew as a coxswain, which is when I developed an interest in health and physical fitness. During my sophomore year I saw an opportunity to audition for the Purdue Dance Team, I knew I couldn't pass that up! Being selected for the Purdue Dance Team was definitely a highlight for me!  It also opened doors of opportunity to help others who shared my passion. I began coaching the Jeff High School JV Cheerleading Squad. I had a blast and took the team to first place with the overall high school of all age levels teams at a local competition. I was also the head coach for the Central Catholic Dance Team and the Harrison High School Raiderettes, and have choreographed routines for Benton Central, Jeff High School, and the Purdue Golduster Dance Team.  

After graduating from Purdue, I utilized my degree in Communications in several marketing, public relations, and advertising positions. All of those experiences partnered with my love of dance led me to fulfill my life-long dream of opening a dance studio.  A driving goal behind opening a studio has always been to provide a place for any person, any age, who shares my passion for dance, fitness and the performing arts.  I'm very proud of the Studio b scholarship program that is in development and one of the main reasons I have always wanted to open a studio - to have the opportunity to give back to the community that inspired me and gave me a chance.


what keeps you motivated?

I am motivated and inspired by the smiling faces I see in class and the stories of how our dance and fitness classes have changed and enriched someone’s life physically, mentally, and emotionally – with confidence, better health, and well-being! ​


awards/recognitions:

  • Coaches Award - Universal Dance Association - 2009

  • Selected as one of Tippy Connect's Top 40 Young Professionals under 40 - 2006

  • Studio b was recognized as:

    • Area's Best Dance Studio 2014​, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

    • Area's Best Work Place <under 99 employees> 2015, 2017

    • Area's Best Workout Facility 2016, 2017

    • Area's Best Customer Service 2017

    • Best Birthday Party Venue 2017

 

memberships:

  • Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN)

  • Dance Studio Owners Association

certifications: 

  • Primary Group Exercise Certification through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

  • CPR/AED

  • First Aid

  • Youth Protections Advocates in Dance (YPAD)

 

licenses:

  • Zumba Basic 1 & 2

  • Zumba Core

  • Zumba Gold

  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr

  • Zumba Pro Skills

  • Zumba Sentao

  • Zumba Step

  • Zumba Toning

  • Zumbini

  • Pound


I have had the privilege of learning from the following:

  • tWitch: season 4 runner up SYTYCD 

  • Doug Caldwell, dancer & choreographer: Stayin' Alive, A Chorus Line, Austin Powers 3, 13 Going on 30, and more

  • Misha Gabriel, dancer in Michael Jackson's This Is It; "Eddie" in Step Up Revolution

  • Kass Martin, Zumba Education Specialist and Zumba celebrity instructor

  • Jeanine Mason, season 5 winner SYTYCD  

  • Mia Michaels, Emmy winning choreographer

  • Mandy Moore, Emmy nominated choreographer

  • Bobby Newberry, choreographer for Missy Elliot, Pink, Eminem and more

  • Beto Perez, creator of Zumba Fitness

  • Katy Spreadbury, commercial ballet dancer in NYC & convention instructor

  • Comfort, SYTYCD

  • Alex Wong, SYTYCD, Greatest Showman

 

note from Brooke:

I would like to thank my husband, Jason, for supporting me every step of the way and for all of his hard work to renovate our new studio.  Thank you to my wonderful daughters, Emma and Lily, for adding so much happiness in our lives.

 

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and please take a moment to meet the rest of the incredible studio b staff.  They are the reason this studio is the place to b!

 

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Studio b 

736 N 9th Street  |  Lafayette, IN 47904

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765-420-8080

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