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Watch our Miss Pepa on KCAL News!

Miss Pepa has recently celebrated her 96th birthday and her dedication to teaching dance has drawn the attention of the local news! A KCAL News reporter visited the HAD studio and filmed her teaching. She has been teaching at HAD for over 25 years and is loved and adored by all. Click the image below […]

Miss Pepa – Ballet and Flamenco teacher extraordinaire – was featured in the LA Times!

We are so excited to have had Miss Pepa Dodge, HAD faculty member, featured in the LA Times last Friday! At 96 years old, she is an inspiration to all of us as she continues to teach both Ballet and Flamenco classes at HAD. Keep moving everyone, and we might still be dancing at 96, […]

Where are They Now? Hannah Thornhill

Hannah Thornhill danced at Huntington Academy her entire childhood and starred as the Sugar Plum Fairy her senior year in the Ballet Etudes’ youth company. She graduated high school in 2017 and attended university in Texas. She writes to us now to tell us what she has been up to and what her future has […]

Keep in Shape Over Summer Break

The long-awaited summer is finally here and everybody is looking forward to some much needed rest and fun in the sun. But Nutcracker season is right around the corner and you want to make sure you enter your audition knowing you can perform your very best thanks to your summer training. Read on to hear […]

Tips for Your Cecchetti Exam Preparations

As our Cecchetti exams approach, our HAD teachers would like to bestow some wisdom upon our candidates to help them prepare for their big day. Get the music from your teacher and walk through your exercises at home. Make flash cards for your theory and study with your friends. It’s also really fun to have […]

Company Spotlight: Makayla Arakaki

I’ve always loved jewelry ever since I was little and now I have my own Etsy for it! I have found a new side hustle and I love making jewelry now. It just started off as something fun to keep me busy, but I soon realized that I could make products that people would like. […]

YAGP Competition

Congratulations to our HAD Conservatory Dancers – Lyla Davey, Ella Glenn, Isabella Graves, Lily Kurimoto, Jeslyn Russell, Grace Wendl, and Sierra Woolums led by Team Captain Miss Bridgette Burnett on our recent success at the Youth America Grand Prix last weekend!  Our dancers were awarded 1st place for their group routine, 1st place (Izzy) and […]

Where Are They Now?

Some of you may have noticed that we are missing a few of our familiar faces around the studio. Three of our lovely and talented ladies who were members of HAD Conservatory competition group have left Huntington Beach to further their dance training and pursue professional careers. We reached out to these ladies to give […]

COVID-19 Updates


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HAD Performs at Knott’s

Bravo to all our wonderful performers for a great performance at Knott’s Berry Farm yesterday! Thanks to all who came out in support. We hope you enjoyed your day in the park.