Fortify your Ballet Training with us!

Summer and Winter programs designed for serious students

Scripps Performing Arts summer intensive is an inspired program designed to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, training in Southern California. Choose us as your primary source of education this summer or take advantage of all we offer to maintain your growth and further master your craft. Passionate students the world over who aspire to become the best dancers that they can be will thrive in our environment. Our commitment to excellence is unmatched. Our highly qualified faculty provide the tools necessary to help the dancer hone their skills, expand their mind and stretch their boundaries in a safe, nurturing environment.

Save the Dates: July 23-August 11, 2018 with a Five Week Option Beginning, July 9th, 2018!

This year’s core faculty will include current Academy Faculty and Guest Teaching Artists to be announced! Former guest teachers have included artists from American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Moscow City Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.

Young Men's/Boy's Intensive

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Junior Intensive

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Summer with Scripps Performing Arts Academy

Intermediate July 31-August 12, 2017 and Pre-Professional July 24- August 12, 2017 For Serious Dancers 10-19 years old

Local and out of town dancers alike will benefit from our rigorous programs while experiencing all that beautiful San Diego has to offer. Our diverse blend of guest faculty enhances the student's ability to adapt to different teaching styles while broadening their artistic reach. With a teacher-student ratio of just 1:16 to 1:20, dancers are given an invaluable opportunity to receive personal, individualized attention in every class! The Intermediate Program is held at our Carmel Valley and Scripps Ranch location from July 31-August 12 for students aged 11-16. The Intermediate program will be divided into two levels at Carmel Valley and is limited to 14-20 students per level. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with 15-20 classes per week, 5-7 hours of instruction per day. The Pre-Professional Program is held at our Scripps Ranch location July 24- August 12 for students aged 13-19. The Pre-Professional program will be divided into three levels limited to 14-20 students per level. Classes will meet Monday through Friday with 15-25 classes per week, 5-7 hours of instruction per day. Both programs culminate in a public performance a the Creative Performing Media Arts Theatre at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 12 at 6:00 pm. Tuition includes two tickets per family.

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships


There is an audition fee of $25 due at the time of audition. For students auditioning from out of town that are unable to attend a live audition, a video audition is accepted with an application fee of $35. Audition results will be provided within two weeks receipt of application.

Tuition Pre-Professional Program Intermediate Program
If Postmarked on or before March 15 $1275 $975
If Postmarked March 15-April 15 $1525 $1175
If Postmarked After April 15 $1750 $1375
For Dancers interesting in staying with a host family, there is an additional fee.

Winter Intensive/Audition Preparation Workshop

December 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016

This Intensive program is designed to prepare advanced intermediate to advanced ballet students for successful auditions for professional school summer programs, college programs and company auditions.

Program Includes 3+ hours of daily technique classes Professional Audition Photographs, audition readiness seminars, resume review and a Mock Audition with performance notes from current and retired Professionals in the field.

Students receive daily ballet and pointe classes with alternating pilates and/or modern classes and discussions and lectures on what companies and schools are looking for regarding make up, personal presentation, hair etc.

The 14 students who attended the last four years were accepted into over 40+ competitive college and intensive programs collectively each year!

This program is open to current students Ballet IVA and up. All others should contact Miss Miah for approval.

Winter Registration Packet 16-17

From a family that participated in the Winter Program

I want to take time to say thank you Miss Miah.  Your audition prep week that Timmorie participated in last year is still helping her today. It is the gift that keeps on giving!
We have moved to the Chicago area and there is NOTHING like it here. Believe me, I looked for something close to what you do at SPAA but found nothing. 

I think that the confidence that the prep-week gives a dance student is the benefit that you cannot measure.  I know that when my dancer goes to an audition that she is prepared. The results are the results. We have done all we can for her to do her best.

This year has been successful for Timmorie, she was accepted to the Nutmeg Conservatory with a nice partial scholarship for 6 weeks! She has also been accepted and promoted a level in the Faubourg School of Ballet and summer programs with Houston Ballet and Ellison Ballet.

Again, I am very grateful for the chance my daughter had to participate in your program last year. It was money that was VERY well spent. If I could get her there to do it again, I would do it in a minute!! 

Thank you so much!