At Jibe Studios, we believe in creating an environment where dancers and tumblers can increase responsibility, character and skill through family, friends, and FUN! Our goal is to help our participants develop into the best dancer/tumbler they can be while teaching life skills, such as communication, goal setting, and persistence. While focusing on the process over the product, participants learn that effort and perseverance are essential components to success. But don’t think we forgot about having fun! Each class is a success if our participants leave with a smile.
Jibe Studios does not participate in competitions. We offer multiple opportunities for our participants to perform. We enjoy sharing our students’ successes with their families, friends and the community.
We strive to share our passion for dance and tumbling with others. Whether you’re looking for a class for an energetic two year old or her 75 year old grandma, Jibe has a class for you.
We believe that a dance studio should be about more than great dance instruction. We believe in doing our part to shape the character of great people.
We Are on a Mission
At Jibe Studios, we create an environment where dancers and tumblers can increase responsibility, character and skill through family, friends and FUN!
Bright Futures Ahead
At Jibe, we see a second home for our students and families. We see a place where dancers feel safe to learn and grow. We see an environment where it is okay to fail knowing that a caring, supportive staff is going to work with you to turn failures into successes. We see a place that keeps kids engaged and involved in healthy activities. We see dancers and tumblers improving their skills in a fun, supportive environment. We see kids taking responsibility and communicating their wants and needs respectfully and effectively. We see bright futures and believe strongly in our responsibility to train up not just good dancers, but great people.
We Stand for Something
At Jibe, we believe in:
Growing GOOD HUMANS
Responsibility, character and skill doesn’t end when class is over. At Jibe we lead with kindness and integrity, inspire our dancers to do the same, and live our values on and off the dance floor.
Loving FAMILY -
As a dancer, your studio is your second home, and at Jibe, you are part of our family. Generations run through our studio and we know the relationships we’ve made are for life.
Connecting with CREATIVITY -
From quality shows to fun events to unique experiences, we use our creativity to dream up ways to bring people together.
Connection creates friendships. Friendships create confidence. At Jibe, leaning on each other is more than just a dance move. We lean on one another, we lift each other up and we motivate each other daily. Dance friends make the best friends.
Making Life FUN -
We work hard, we set goals and we do it all with a smile. Sharing with family and laughing with friends are just the beginnings of how we make Jibe FUN!
Abby and Jennifer opened Jibe Studios in the summer of 2006. The studio began as a performing company with 20 participants. Our 20 “crew” members demanded classes as well, so the search for a studio began. After months of searching for the right spot that would rent to a couple of girls with little business experience and a dream, Jibe Studios found its home. After three years in business, the 20 participants grew to over a hundred and twenty and Jibe moved to its new home.
The current facility has two studios, a lobby and a dressing area, allowing more classes to be added to the schedule. After over thirteen years in business and over 22 years of teaching, Abby and Jennifer love their “Jibe family” and are so glad to be living out their dream.
Meet the Jibe staff
Abby was raised in Jamul and danced at “Gotta Dance” with Jen Toneck. Abby is a girl who loved to have fun. She enjoyed being on stage and always staying busy. Being involved in dance she decided to attend Coronado School of Arts where she studied under Betzi Roe. A strict program of classical dance opened up her eyes to dance as an art form while still having fun. Abby was a member of the Coronado Dance Company and performed around San Diego, while teaching dance one night a week. The one night turned into 7 and soon after into Jibe Studios. Abby thinks that dancing is fun, but teaching dance is incredible!
Favorite Quote: “A day without dance is a day I consider wasted.” ~unknown
Jennifer started dancing and tumbling at the age of 4 and developed a passion for both. She continued taking classes and joined a performing company. Jennifer loved sharing her passion for dance and tumbling by performing throughout San Diego County. Admiring her many instructors, Jennifer decided to follow in her role-models’ footsteps. She began teaching classes and became the director of the company she once performed in. Jennifer earned her bachelors degree and a teaching credential from SDSU. She taught elementary school for 5 years, while creating Jibe with Abby. Her dedication to kids and work with the community makes Jibe not a job, but a dream.
Favorite Quote: “Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass... It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” -Vivian Greene
Shannen has grown up dancing at Jibe and has impressed our audiences for years with her talent and grace on stage. We are thrilled for her to now be a part of our Jibe staff! Shannen is a great instructor and loves sharing all that she has learned over the years with her students.
Emily is no stranger to Jibe! She started tumbling and dancing with us in 2007 and has graced our dance floor ever since. Emily is a fabulous addition to our Jibe staff. As an advanced dancer, Emily has a lot of knowledge to share with her students. Her love for children makes her a fantastic addition to our team!
Diana was a part of Jibe since the very beginning. As an original Jibe Crew member, Diana danced and tumbled at Jibe for years. Even after getting married and starting a family, Diana always stayed in touch. When we were ready to hire a studio manager, we knew just who to call! Her true love for Jibe along with her friendliness and fabulous organization skills makes her our perfect right hand. She has been studio manager since 2016 and continues to help us more and more each year. We can't imagine the Jibe team without her!
Real Words, Real People
Why People Love Jibe
Carrie, Participant & Parent
My daughters and I have danced at Jibe for the last 5 years, and we can't say enough positive things about this studio. The owners, Jennifer and Abby, have created a quality, family-friendly studio that promotes character building along with great dance/tumbling instruction at an age-appropriate level. The classes are reasonably priced, and registration is easily done online or in the studio. Abby, Jennifer, and the other instructors are highly-qualified and keep classes interesting by teaching technique along with new routines each session. Jibe is truly a special place for dancers of all ages!
Such a great dance studio. Have been taking my daughter here since she was 4 and she loves it. Her teacher Ms Abby is great with kids and knows how to bring out their energy. Plenty of recitals and performances throughout the year for the kids and parents to look forward to. A lot further drive for me than other closer studios but so glad I decided to take my daughter to this one! I can't recommend enough.
LOVE Jibe Studios. My daughter has been a dancer for 7 years now and was at a competitive studio before we made the smart decision to join Jibe. Jibe may not be a competitive dance studio but that does not mean that their owners/instructors slack in any degree of teaching proper technique and skills. This studio makes you feel welcome from
day 1 and you can feel and see the love and passion the owners have with dance and all the children in their studio! Thank you Jibe for being such an amazing dance studio!!!