Each year, the American Girl Fashion Show works to instill self confidence in young girls in a non-competitive environment. For its fourth year, Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) will host more than 100 local costumed girls and their dolls who will walk the runway during the Annual American Girl Fashion Show staged at the elegant Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm and Sunday March 13 at 2:00pm.
Historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls are on display each year during the clever and colorful American Girl Fashion Show here in San Diego and various cities across the U.S. Since 1992, the American Girl Fashion Show has raised more than $24 million for children’s charities around the country. Locally, the show proceeds will benefit Isabella’s Giraffe Club, a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional and educational support for parents with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCSD Medical Center.
“We are so happy to have so many local girls participate in our fourth American Girl Fashion Show and watch them confidently take to the runway in their beautiful costumes with their favorite doll,” said Angela Amoroso, founder of SPAA and Isabella’s Giraffe Club. “Each year we strive to stage an elegant event held in a non-competitive environment that promotes self-esteem and self- confidence among young girls.”
The Fashion Show will feature young girls in historical clothing, from daywear to sleepwear to special occasion clothing that resembles what the popular American Girl characters might have worn. Contemporary “Just like You” outfits for older girls and sweet Bitty Baby fashions will also be featured.
The local girls were chosen from a series of auditions held earlier this year. Tickets are $35 that includes delicious refreshments from the French Gourmet and 1 raffle ticket. Limited $100 VIP seating is also available and includes a child-size souvenir American Girl T-Shirt and 5 raffle tickets.
The Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall is located at 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. For more information on the Shows, call 858-586-7834 or visit the SPAA website at www.SuperKidsLive.com.
About Isabella’s Giraffe Club
Isabella’s Giraffe Club for UCSD Medical Center; Infant Special Care Center was conceived by Scripps Performing Arts Executive Director Angela Amoroso and her husband Drew Skinner when they were inspired by the birth of their tiny 1-pound,
11-ounce, premature baby girl, Isabella, in September of 2004. Sadly, just 3 months later after being released from a 3 month hospital stay at UCSD, Isabella passed away at home from a SIDS attack.
The Scripps Performing Arts Academy is the official school of the non-profit Scripps Performing Arts Company. Founded in 1987 under the artistic direction of Angela Amoroso, the SPAA embraces a philosophy that places great value on nurturing students of all ages by providing high-caliber dance instruction while creating a family-friendly atmosphere using the mediums of dance, music, and performance. SPAA offers classes in Ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, Mommy and Me, Zumba and Musical Theatre.
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