SSPA History

Our Mission Statement: To train and inspire students of all ages in the performing arts while instilling the qualities of confidence, self-discipline, creativity & respect for others.

The SPINDRIFT SCHOOL of PERFORMING ARTS was established in 1994 by Pacifica residents and musicians, Martha Phillips-Bootzin & Alexander Bootzin.  Martha passed away in 2008 but her legacy remains and is a huge presence in this community we love so much.  2016 is our 22nd year here in Pacifica. As Pacifica’s only non-profit performing arts school, SSPA has grown into a vibrant community organization. We provide high quality performing arts experiences & training in shows, classes, private lessons and summer camps year-round to well over 3000 students each year, including our in-school programs. We have two dance studios at the old Oddstad School in addition to the class spaces, dance studio and 98 seat theatre at our home base at 1050 Crespi Drive. In early 2016 we expect to fully realize our dream of our own home with a 6,800 sqft. building which is already onsite in its final phase of construction. We also offer outreach classes, grant based programs or in-school programs to every school in Pacifica as well as some in Daly City and SF.

We have worked hard to establish roots here in the community by providing a stable base for children to train in the arts and by providing the best artists possible to train them.  Because of the overwhelming support by the community, the students and families, and the school districts, we have grown in leaps and bounds over the past 22 years.  We have gone from 3 to 5 instructors to between 25 to 30, from 2 summer camps to 12.  We have started a dance company and teach in-school arts curriculum to several schools in Pacifica.  We are expanding our theatre department with plays during the year as well as during the summer in addition to the musicals we produce.

We welcome one and all to our Spindrift Family. The experiences your children have here, and the friends they make will last a lifetime.