International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A.)

Membership & Eligibility

Membership is granted to actively engaged school owners who agree to endorse and abide by the Code of Ethics, which serves as a guideline and living conscience for all members. We are called to maintain respect for the art of dance, our students, faculty and staff along with other studio owners in our communities. Proof of school ownership may be requested.


(1-year commitment) or paid in full annually at $1,089 (save $99)

I.D.E.A. 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.

Open the door to your success, Join today!

Minimum 2 x's Monthly Member Business Seminars: Attend virtually or on demand

Monthly Master Class Series: Open to members and their faculty

I.D.E.A. Mentor Team: One-on-one mentor calls at no extra charge

100's of Documents/Templates: Save time for you and your administrative team

NEW! Latest editable social media posts/marketing can be customized in Canva

Canadian Liaison: Special events and town halls to best serve our Canadian members

On Demand Access: All current seminars and 100's in our archives

Studio Policies and Handbook Content: All customizable to save you time

I.D.E.A. Members Save $$$: Exclusive discounts w/ respected manufacturers and services

Member Facebook Group: The central hub for support, advice and great ideas 24/7

Classroom Tools: Coloring pages, recital strategies, choreo. ideas and more

And there Are More Benefits of I.D.E.A. Membership

Complimentary Virtual
2-Day Summit

Feb. 25 & 26. The I.D.E.A. studio owner summit is free for members and one administrator.

Complimentary I.D.E.A. Day, 2022 DLTC

July 30. Free day of business training at the 2022 DanceLife Teacher Conference in Las Vegas!

Always $50 Off
the DLTC

July 31-Aug. 2. I.D.E.A. members and their faculty/staff are eligible. Make the DLTC a team experience!

Connie O'Reel
Connie O'Reel
I.D.E.A. Member

I.D.E.A. has changed the way that I do business. From processes and procedures to employee management and scheduling, the support I have received from the members is immeasurable. I am confident in my decisions, continue to grow and learn, and have found a passion that once had dwindled, all thanks to I.D.E.A.

Mary Mele
Mary Mele
I.D.E.A. Member

I.D.E.A. is an all-encompassing motivational tool. Having the opportunity to share ideas, accomplishments and challenges with a group of such wonderful, like-minded individuals is truly a gift. It's apparent we all share these sentiments and would never taken for granted; in fact, we celebrate it!

Exclusive Opportunities For I.D.E.A. Members

Become A
Certified Dance Entrepreneur

A comprehensive program that bolsters a studio owner’s core competencies and aligns one’s business towards their goals. Monthly modules introduce standards for studio ownership, expert interviews, ongoing support, and learning activities that inspire the creation and implementation of business and professional action plans.

The Gold Alliance
An Executive Coaching Program

Weekly training for dance entrepreneurs who are seeking an intensive program focused on business growth, adminsitrative systems, retention strategies, sales, succession planning, leadership and more. Paticipation is by invite or application. Currently we are 28 leaders representing 26 studios from across the U.S. and Canada.


(1-year commitment) or paid in full annually at $1,089 (save $99)


With member schools throughout the United States, Canada and beyond, you can find an I.D.E.A. school near you for support. Our Member Directory shows the way I.D.E.A. is truly revolutionizing the business of studio ownership all over.


I.D.E.A. PREMIUM PARTNERS represent 90+ dance-related vendors who offer exclusive I.D.E.A. MEMBER savings. If I.D.E.A. Members utilize the many discounts available, they cover the cost of membership and more!

Join 300+ studio owners from across the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond! Discover a welcoming community of passionate dance studio owners. Through networking, our Facebook group, virtual or live seminars and real life support, we welcome like-minded studio owners to become part of our tribe!


Quality customer service is always important. Our members and all studio owners are our top priority. If you have questions about how I.D.E.A. is a fit for your school, talk with our staff and we will answer all your questions.

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: PO Box 2150, Norton, MA 02766

Phone: 508-285-6650