Curtis Walker

My name is Curtis Walker, I was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 30th, 1971. Since both my parents served in the military, I moved around frequently until the age of 6 when we moved to Arizona, and I have lived here ever since. Growing up I always had a love for break dancing, martial arts, and gymnastics. I began taking dance classes at Royal Dance Works here in Phoenix in 1988, and also took dance at Deer Valley Highschool. In 1991 while dancing in a hip-hop crew called North Side Crew, we auditioned to compete on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. We won our first round with 3 and ¾ stars and lost our second round to a crew with more experience. This was an amazing opportunity and learning experience, and we were blessed to be a part of it.

Over the years my passion for dance, cheer, and gymnastics grew, along with my skills, and I began to develop an interest in teaching others everything I had learned along the way. I began teaching dance and tumbling at dance studios, gyms, and schools. After teaching dance for a few years, I realized that my true passion was in teaching tumbling and cheer. Since then I have worked as a cheer/tumbling coach for 36 years, with 4 of those years being as a Head Coach of two local high schools. I have worked with over 90 Elementary, Junior High, High Schools, and Junior Colleges throughout Arizona, Nevada, and California. I have also worked at many cheer gyms as an All-star Cheer Coach and Cheer Judge throughout the Valley and have offered private lessons as well.

In 2018 I took a leap and decided to start my own business as a traveling tumbling coach. 3C Tumbling LLC, Watching athletes achieve their goals brings me no greater pleasure.  I feel all things can be achieved with hard work and persistence. I feel honored that parents trust me to be a part of their children’s lives and their journey, and it is a blessing from above. I give all praise and glory to my Lord Jesus Christ. Through him I have been able to do what I love as a profession.

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