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Scripps Performing Arts Academy Scripps Ranch
9920 Scripps Lake Dr 105
San DiegoCA 92131

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Sabrina S
Sabrina S
Jun 02, 2021

My daughter has been attending SPAA since she was in first grade. She graduated from high school last year and through the years, she found her passion in dance. The staff and instructors all have extensive professional experience in the classes they teach. SPAA is truly a multi-discipline performing arts academy, where they offer many genre of dance, such as ballet, modern, jcontemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more. They also have a music theater side for students who love to act, sing, and dance. Some of the other girls also have the chance to choreograph dance pieces and teach younger dancers. One of the great features of SPAA, is the amount of performances the students have options to perform in. My daughter and most of the students love to be on stage! During the years at SPAA, my daughter made life-long friendships and I want to mention this place is not "clicky" like you may think. Each girl is supportive of each other, no matter which dance role they are casted, or which summer intensive program they were accepted to. We attribute these good values of support and respect to the SPAA instructors and staff. In addition, with my daughter's committment to dance, she dance over 20 hours a week but learned to manage her time with homework before and between dance classes. Younger dancers looking up to the older dancers and learning to be committed to dance and school work at the same time. We love SPAA not only for teaching the beauty of dance to my daughter, but for the many wonderful life lessons being a better human being.

Barbara Marra Dower
Barbara Marra Dower
Apr 30, 2021

What a wonderful online program we discovered at SCRIPPS! My 3 young grandkids were thrilled we found fun, entertaining and even educational programs that were a "reward" for the tedium while they were remotely learning. So very creative! Thank you Miss Angela, Mr. Drew and Miss Miah for making the quarantine less painful. You are a gift to the community. And the fact the ABC Dance With Me is available online, we can participate anywhere in the world! Fabulous and ingenious!

victoria robarts
victoria robarts
Apr 30, 2021

10 Billion Stars. PLEASE READ THIS! YOU WILL LEARN ALOT IF YOU ARE A NEW TO DANCE STUDIOS OR LOOKING FOR A NEW DANCE/THEATRE HOME. In the beginning, my daughter and I went around to about 5 local dance studios to see where our best fit was and to sort of "interview" them. I have no dance background or perspective on what a dance studio could be, should be or even what we wanted. But boy did we learn that fast. We have watched our daughter dance here from age 6 ish and is now almost 12, still going strong. The ballet program for the littles is adorable and right on - no spray tans, lashes or inappropriate costumes - it's sweet. And no competitions. No pressure. All of her teachers were so loving and when I learned of their own professional dance backgrounds, I was AMAZED. Your little one will learn ballet technique (you won't believe what they can do so young!) and have fun and be nurtured and loved on. Now at a higher level - wow - I trusted the studio and her teachers for her transition into every level. You can trust these people. They aren't going to rush your child up the dance ladder. And, they aren't going to hold them back, unless there's a good reason. I've learned to be patient and so has my daughter who wanted to move up faster and have bigger roles in performances. It's been a fascinating, learning lesson - trust them, trust the process, learn patience, AND teach your children to do the same. Huge life lessons in expectations. A word about Miss Miah for the higher levels. One cool cat. A NYC Ballet background. Heart of gold. She has instinct with dancer ability and potential. She responds quickly to every email or text. She's thoughtful and deliberate. She's a real pro. If you have a question just ask her. I've needed "perspective" a few times. And she's so helpful. My daughter has the perfect amount of fear (in a coaching healthy way), respect, admiration and love for Miss Miah. Recently my daughter was invited to be "en pointe." Miss Miah recommended an x-ray to be sure her bones were ready for this. She does not advance a whole class, they aren't cookie cutters - she looks at each, individual student for when and how they can advance. She is cautious and careful. I also know that she works around the clock to make everything just right. A word about Miss Angela. We made an appointment to meet her like we did at all studios when interviewing, looking for our dance studio. She was the only one who led us away from the busy area and sat down to talk to us. No other studio owner did this. Then she asked my little to stand and show her certain positions. She looked at my daughter's legs and feet - at only 6 years old! We talked a long time about the dance industry, what it's become (mostly money-making competitions), their goal of keeping children children, maintaining the innocence and having HEALTHY bodies. This resonated with me. I didn't want HOOCHIE outfits, make up or music. She gave us big picture, she shared their studio philosophy. The other studios were all about "here's the schedule and pricing." Miss Angela will show up for you a million times over. She works her heart out to protect her studio, and our children. YOU CAN TRUST HER. A note about Musical Theatre and Jazz - our daughter is mainly in Ballet but she does take a jazz class with Miss Audrey and has an absolute blast. It's good for these ballerina's to move in a different way. She has also taken a Musical Theatre class (Highschool Musical) and it was a HUGE success. Non stop singing and dancing at home. We have all the DVD's, she learned so much - memorizing lines, staging, how to manage nerves, supporting her fellow performers, putting on a show, was fantastic!! You will love this studio!! (I cross posted this review to their Carmel Valley location too)

Barbara Ann Marra Dower
Barbara Ann Marra Dower
Apr 24, 2021

During the pandemic, we were all looking for some type of positive type of activities for my grandkids. Well, Scripps Performing Arts Academy fit the bill with their virtual online programs! The ABC Dance With Me program has been marvelous! Simple to use, engaging for the children, and was a wonderful program and opportunity to get away from the tedium of online school instruction! Thank you SPAA!!!

Debbie Nielsen
Debbie Nielsen
Mar 18, 2021

My daughter has danced with SPAA since she was 2 years old. She is now 17. SPAA has given my daughter a challenging yet nurturing training environment. They have been exceptional in their support of the person not just the dancer. The environment promotes dancers supporting each other and being great friends. I can’t say enough about the staff and Artistic Director, Miah Nwosu. They make us feel like they spend all their time thinking about us. The level of training is outstanding. My daughter has routinely received compliments on her dance from dance opportunities outside SPAA. She hopes to dance professionally and I believe SPAA has provided training, environment, and experiences that will help her fulfill her dream.

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