June 2010- The Origin HHCC opens a the first Hip Hop Education Studio in San Diego.

March 2012- Opened one of the first  drug free alcohol free safe and secure weekend teen dance party nights in San Diego, Club Origin.

February 2013- Became one of the first Hip Hop Programs to incorporate a dance program in a local school district during school hours (Hip Hop 4 Health)

Christmas 2013-  Held our first Dancing Santa Toy Drive serving over 25 low income children.

 March 2014- Double Platinum First Pace Winners @ Showstoppers Dance Competition Regionals in San Mateo, California

May 2014- ​Introduce ​our first "Combat Zone - All Styles Dance Battle"

July 2014- Relocated to new La Mesa location renamed The Origin Hip Hop Performing Arts Academy.

October 2014- Participant/Competitor World of Dance San Diego

June 2015-  Celebrating 5 years, brought back Club Origin.

May 2016 ​Voted The Best Dance Studio in San Diego by the San Diego A-List  1st place overall and 3rd in Dance Instruction! 

 May 2016 Tied for 1st pace @ Showstoppers Competition Small Group Teens Hip Hop Division.

​September 2016 2nd Place in Urban Street Jam Dance Competition San Diego in Varsity and Trio Divisions.

December 2016 5 Star Yelp Award

February 2017 Our New Junior Crew Genesis wins 1st place at Sharp International in Hip Hop and overall Divisions.

February 2017- Origin Crew wins 1st place Hip Hop Division at San Diego Black Repertory Theater "Kuumba Fest"

March 2017-Origin Trio Division

OC-3 wins 1st place in Trio Division at Urban Street Jam LA

May 2017 Crystal first place Origin Crew Showstopper 1st Genesis Crew Hip Hop 2nd place Tap

July 2017 Moved to El Cajon to 8100 sqft. facility!

August 2017Origin Varsity Crew places 10th best team in the USA at Hip Hop International World Championship.

August 2017 Named the Best Studio in San Diego for the second year in a row by the San Diego A-list as well as named Best in Dance Instruction.


"In June 2010,  The Frye Family opened up our first facility to support  Visual and Performing Arts through the Hip Hop Culture. We have now served over 1500 youth teens and adults who love the positive and educational values of  Hip Hop and it's 4 core elements. We have faced many obstacles but have persevered with "thumbs up". from many community advocates such as  Young Artist Music 'Academy Walmart, Sycuan Casino, La Mesa Spring Valley School District, San Diego A-list, Yelp, The Better Business Bureau and a host of other community friends."

Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!

​Cheryl Armour Frye M.A. Ed

A NOTE FROM OUR owner/director


We have a variety of current and planned programs available for the community including but not limited to Club Origin, Hip Hop 4 Health after school program, Camp Origin, The Origin Dance Crew and a variety or dance classes to meet every interest

The Origin enjoys broad local support and collaborations with a variety of  businesses and private benefactors.

Our Mission

August 2018 HHI USA Finalist  Junior and Varsity, Division Bronze Medalist Adult Division. HHI World Championship Semi Finalist Adult Division

September 2017 Winner "Best Costume "World Of Dance San Diego" Genesis Junior Team (Team Division)

December 2018Winner Best Costume

World of Dance

Las Vegas

December 2018 5 Star Yelp Award

March 2019 Genesis takes 2nd place @ Collaboration

SoCal Mini Division

May 2019 Genesis retains title @ Collaboration Norcal 2 years running

November 2018Produced and Directed our own feature film with Red Carpet premiere in Los Angeles "OrigiNation" Return to HHI"

 New Bigger, Better  East County Location 

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together to support the children of our community!


The Origin is dedicated to supporting the cultural, social, creative, and educational values of  Hip Hop. We educate and inspire youth to utilize the genre  as a tool for learning.


April 2018 Genesis places 1st @

Collaboration NorCal Mini Division

First ever winners in newly introduced Division

May 2018 Moved to and created own brand new state of the art studio dance studio 469 Broadway El Cajon Ca 92021


The Origin is the proud recipient of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 5 star Yelp awards as well as 5 star Google and Facebook reviews. Unfortunately we have experienced a series of false negative 1 star reviews on Yelp from an unknown source. We  have no idea why this is happening or who is behind it and have contacted Yelp for assistance.  Its disheartening but we will continue to thrive to be the best no matter the obstacle. Customer service is paramount for us and we have an open door policy for customer resolutions to any issues that may arise We are happy to hear from you! While enjoying all our positive reviews, please take the time to be discerning about the negative ones as well as our response to every one.  In the meantime enjoy our HISTORY OF ACHIEVEMENTS BELOW!

December 2017 Winner "World of Dance Las Vegas" Best Costume, Best Theme and 2nd place overall (Junior Division)