A visit with his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Yesterday, I had the absolute honor of being part of the audience with his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. When he stepped onto the outdoor stage (at 10am) it was the first morning in weeks that the June gloom had already burned off. An assistant with a black umbrella proceeded to be his shade. His Holiness began to see the thousands of people gathered before him under the San Diego blazing sun. He sent the umbrella away and without even a hat for his head, he made himself equal with the crowd and continued to speak for about an hour, undisturbed.

Not surprisingly, I was most moved when the Dalai Lama spoke about education. He was very clear in his disappointment regarding modern education; limited to only information. He was interestingly critical how “Modern Education” does not include basic human values, today reserved only for the religious communities to impart. This leaves the secular community isolated from the power of altruism. The result? Regardless of what the world looks like his holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama is the embodiment of hope; a demonstration that inspires the cultivation of human kindness. No wonder he finds himself most comfortable with college students.

Dalai Lama

This Dalai Lama is interested that the future generations tackle emotion with more attention to inner value “emotional hygiene.” Sharing genuine smiles, a sign of loving-kindness is most important and to refrain from a “negative face”. Recognizing that we are all brothers and sisters in one human family is his message requiring respect for all.

For me, I sat content in doing my part with the Creative Team at Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Together, we inspire our students from the inside out, to awaken to their unique gifts and talents and share them with the world. We help them to recognize that the reason we perform at all is to make our audiences feel good. Leaving the world just a little bit better than how we found it.Nutcracker 2017

I invite you to join us for our early bird fall registration or one of our amazing summer programs and experience the difference. I often say that the Performing Arts is a dress rehearsal for life. Here is where our students practice the necessary core strength, mental focus, and emotional intelligence needed for growth and development. And when you join us for this year’s Annual Nutcracker Production from the audience, you will feel the next generation shower their own particular brand of loving kindness and compassion from the stage. Thank you for choosing our programs.

Angela Amoroso
Founding Director, Scripps Performing Arts Academy

28th Annual Presentation, The Nutcracker, Full-Length Ballet

Experience our 28th annual Full Length, All-Youth Production of the Nutcracker, featuring dancers aged 3 1/2 to 17 years old!

Don’t miss the production The San Diego Union Tribune
called a “Spellbinding Show”!

December 10 at 2:00 pm
December 11 at 2:00 pm

David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Can’t make it this weekend? No worries! Catch our
performances December 3 and 4!

Tickets are $15-$35 Presale, $35 at the door
*Special Rates for Girl Scout Troops*

858.586.7834 Scripps Ranch 858.509.2624 Torrey Hills

This activity is not associated with the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center or the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Students & Scripps Ballet Theatre performing in The Nutcracker

All-Youth Nutcracker Auditions, Ballet III-VII

Audition to be a part of our 28th annual presentation of The Nutcracker!

The Scripps Performing Arts Academy in conjunction with its Youth Ballet Company, annually performs Tchaikovsky’s Full-Length Ballet and an abridged version at the Nutcracker Holiday Tea at The Grand Del Mar. WIth dancers ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 18 years, this annual production has become a San Diego favorite! The San Diego Union Tribune has called it a “Spellbinding” show!

Performances this year will be held at The David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre and and in The Elizabeth Ballroom at The Grand Del Mar!

Please contact us to schedule your dancer’s audition appointment. Lower & Upper Division Dancers from both locations should plan to attend this Nutcracker audition

Ballet IVA-VII 1:45-3:15 pm
Ballet IVB 2:30-4:00 pm
Ballet III-IVC 3:15-4:15 pm

Students & Scripps Ballet Theatre performing in The Nutcracker

All-Youth Nutcracker Auditions

Audition to be a part of our 26th annual presentation of The Nutcracker!

The Scripps Performing Arts Academy in conjunction with its Youth Ballet Company, annually performs Tchaikovsky’s Full-Length Ballet, The Nutcracker at the Scripps Ranch High School Theatre and an abridged version at the Nutcracker Holiday Tea at The Grand Del Mar. WIth dancers ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 18 years, this annual production has become a San Diego favorite! The San Diego Union Tribune has called it a “Spellbinding” show!

Performances this year will be held at The SRHS Theatre, The David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre and and in The Elizabeth Ballroom at The Grand Del Mar!

Please contact us to schedule your dancer’s audition appointment. Limited Spaces available for each age group and level. All who audition will be cast until all roles are filled.

 

1:30-3:15 pm, Current Students Ballet V-VII, New Students 15 years or older with three or more years on pointe

2:15-3:15 pm, Current Students Ballet IIIA-IV, New Students 12 years or older with three or more years professional training experience