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What Our Members

Honored to be a part of I.D.E.A. and join this movement to unite the dance industry
and bring back the heart and integrity of our artistry.

~ Kelly Crittenden

Expressions Academy of Dance, Citrus Heights, CA

I want to let you know what an incredible resource this [IDEA] website has already been for me. I have my degree in dance however I have no business degree. This membership will allow me to have the very SPECIFIC tools I need to grow my dance studio. I wanted to let you know that it has already helped my business.

~ Laura Ciacomelli

Libra Dance Studio, Warminster, PA

I think my brain just exploded. The I.D.E.A. website is all awesome stuff and I am overwhelmed.
I need another day in the week, if you don’t mind adding one.

~ April Nelson

Spisak Dance Academy, Glendale, AZ

I am proud to announce that I am now part of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (IDEA). We are studio owners who are committed to "protect the reputation of dance education by setting a high standard for safe and fair business practices. We are making a commitment to ensure that all students, regardless of age or skill level, are offered a quality dance education.

~ Linda Twiss Gioscia

Performance Dance Center, Weymouth, MA

Excited to be joining the movement. Thank you Rhee Gold for your vision, you are making this world better for all dance studios.

~Rebecca Brettingham-Filice

Dance Extreme Inc., London, Ontario

I cannot say thank you enough to Rhee Gold and his entire staff for a truly inspirational weekend. I am beyond excited to be a member of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association and to continue my journey.

~ Stacey Kabasinski

Spotlight Dance Studio, Erie, PA

Proud to be a charter member of Rhee Gold's visionary new organization. I am among many studio owners who agree to do it ethically, with age appropriate music, costumes, choreography....for all the right reasons.

~ Betsy Daly

Cresskill Performing Arts, Cresskill, NJ

Thank you, Rhee, for putting together this amazing weekend and for giving so much of yourself to create this new organization. I'm so proud to join I.D.E.A. as a charter member.

~ Donna French

Donna French Dance, Norwich, NY

Member Responsibility

Being a member of I.D.E.A. is much more than just paying dues.

I.D.E.A. works with its members to maintain a consistent pursuit of skills and knowledge through continuing education. As an I.D.E.A. member you will be offered all the resources needed to grow your business and brand your school as one committed to excellence in the dance education field.

The I.D.E.A. Code of Ethics serves as a guideline and living conscience for all members. The dance world has evolved to become a big business over the past thirty years. Yet, dance is more than a business, it is an art form; a passion found in the hearts and minds of your students, families and teachers. Maintaining respect for them and other studio owners is crucial.


Our Mission

To protect the reputation of dance education by setting a high standard for safe and fair business practices. Making a commitment to ensure all students, regardless of age or skill level are offered a quality dance education.

To assist in the member’s growth of business, school organization and ability to create a positive culture that fosters successful dance students while always maintaining a professional and supportive environment.

To come together to share the latest trends, business concepts, and build camaraderie among studio owners.

Why Be a Member?

As a member you will find a community of dance business professionals, resources to market, brand and build efficiency and the opportunity to network with dance studio owners from across the globe.

The member of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association is a dance school owner who is seeking professional growth, greater efficiency in studio management and a deepened passion for the art of dance.

It's time for school owners to come together to do what's right for all those involved in the dance education field!

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$1,188 for full I.D.E.A. membership Paid in monthly installments: $99/month Paid annually: $1,089 (save $99) Member benefits will include:
  • E-Learning and training seminars
  • Monthly webinars with Rhee Gold and guests
  • A studio owner networking forum
  • Downloadable business resources
  • Extensive marketing collateral
  • Unique membership discounts
  • Regional business owner events
  • DanceLife Retreat Center discounts

Philanthropic Efforts

I.D.E.A. is dedicated to having dance make a positive difference in the community. This is accomplished through the good works of the association and its members.

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Take the next step by joining a united voice for all that is good in the field of dance education while having the dance studio of your dreams. I.D.E.A. is a constantly growing association with practical and innovative resources tailored for YOU.   Join us!

About Us

The International Dance Entrepreneurs Association is a global organization dedicated to making dance studio and school owners successful, profitable and reputable in the dance world. We are happy to answer your questions at any time.

Address: 155 Pine Street; Norton, MA

Phone: 1-508-285-6650

Email: customerservice@ideadance.org

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