October 31st!


Musical Theater

Fashion Design

Spirit of Innovation

Photography Class

Video Media Production


Welcome to JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA,), a non-profit performing, visual, and digital arts organization! The mission of JDSCA is to advance education and training in the visual, performing, and digital arts. We give students the expertise needed to advance to higher arts education and enrich workforce development in a competitive high-tech marketplace. Spring and Fall classes include Musical Theatre, Acting, Backstage Production, Creative Media Writing, and Fashion Design while Summer brings Script-to-Stage and Backstage Production Camps. We have amazing special events throughout the year: a Haunted House, Spring & Winter Live Performances, Plays, Digifest Temecula, and more! Visit our Classes & Programs page for more information.

2020 Telly Awards

JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA) and Spirit of Innovation are proud to announce that the SOI Update, a safety PSA produced by JDSCA job-training participants, and four segments from the magazine-style news show "Spirit of Innovation" won bronze Telly awards in the category of News Feature, and the Telly Awards’ newest category: Diversity and Inclusion. The theme of this season was “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories” and the #JDSFamily couldn’t be more honored to know that their work is a reflection of this theme. To View Press Release & Videos's Click Here.

Xenia Awards

Visit Temecula Valley has been honoring businesses for their outstanding hospitality to visitors and community members for 10 years now.

Diane strand, JDS Creative Academy’s founder who was named the ambassador of the year. She encourages tourism to Temecula and displays significant impact to the region by securing major conventions and events such as Digifest Temecula, which annually attracts guests from all over the country.

Due to Diane’s work, JDS Creative Academy was recognized as a sustainable job creator and a significant contributor to philanthropic causes in the valley. To View Video Click Here

What an Education in the Arts Teaches and Enhances

  • Acting teaches:

    Self Confidence, Communication, Speech, Reading, and Literature
  • Music teaches:‎

    Mathematical, and Science concepts, Computer Technology and Linguistics skills
  • Dance teaches:

    Discipline, Health and Fitness
  • Behind the Camera and Backstage Theatre Crew teaches:

    Engineering and Technology
  • Fine Arts teaches:

    Perspective, Composition, Geometry, Balance and can lead to Digital Arts which is Computer Science and Technology


Scott and Diane Strand, the owners of JDS Actors Studio and JDS Video & Media Productions, launched JDS Creative Academy in Temecula, CA, April 2014, to serve the entire Southwest Riverside County area, including Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Winchester, French Valley, Hemet, Idyllwild, Fallbrook, Aguanga, and Anza. Born from their desire to provide programs that advance education in all the arts. The academy welcomes students who are looking for in-depth creative training, apprenticeships, and career pathways.

JDSCA believes that an education not enhanced by the arts is just empty knowledge without passion. Our aim is to instill the kind of artistic drive that spearheads the creativity needed for students to succeed in college and beyond. Today’s emerging industries demand a workforce knowledgeable in video production, as well as the visual and performing arts.

Our curriculum is designed with a STEAM perspective which includes planning exercises, activities, and hands-on learning programs; that both illustrate where the subjects overlap with the arts, and provide a living and adaptable learning structure for ever-changing personal and global development.

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Unfortunately, arts education is often lacking in both traditional and homeschooling environments. This is a great loss for students everywhere. Classes in acting or musical theater can teach confident self-expression, a crucial ability for success in future endeavors.

JDSCA also focuses on collaborative projects, which help counteract the loss of social interaction experienced by many home-schooled students.

JDS Creative Academy provides a safe, positive, and creative atmosphere for youth and young adults to learn the arts, gain hands-on training, and acquire the skills necessary to advance into higher education and prosper in a competitive marketplace.