Carmel Valley-based dance studio, North County DanceArts, Inc. (NCDA), held its annual showcase called “The Journey” in La Jolla over the summer. The showcase consisted of two separate shows on the same day, each featuring approximately 40 selections to demonstrate varying levels of talent. “The Journey” was inclusive of all styles of dance – ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, and acro dance. The dancers themselves ranged in age from three years old to adult in all levels of dance, with award-winning choreography by NCDA’s professional instructors. “Hands down North County DanceArts gives the best recital we have ever seen,” said Steve Shirley in a review of the show for San Diego Theatre Reviews.

For 37 years, NCDA has provided dance instruction for all levels with a focus on technique, terminology, and discipline in a nurturing environment. For information about upcoming performances, competitions, classes, or volunteer opportunities visit