FEATURING: Rebecca Brettingham-Filice, Drew Burgess, LaShonda Chaney, Claudette Demers-Gendreau, Sean Dever, Patricia Dickinson, Sandi Duncan, Rhee Gold, Thelma Goldberg, Tricia Gomez, Jane Grech, Billy Griffin, Diane Gudat, Geo Hubela, Fred Knecht, Teri Mangiaratti, Jessica Michaels, Brittany Milan, Ricci Milan, Stacey Morgan, Patty Neal, Andrew Nemr, Nancy O'Meara, Hedy Perna, Erik Saradpon, Lisa Schmiedeke, Derrick Schrader, Pam Simpson, Jackie Sleight, Michelle Soutier, Julie Kay Stallcup, Denele Sweet, Heather Wanner, Mandy Yip and special guests!

United IDEA Members

I.D.E.A. is committed to supporting studio owners!

As we navigate through uncertain times with the outbreak of COVID-19, there are many questions and anxieties for everyone, including the studio owner. we are committed, more than ever, to support and assist all dance educators to feel more confident and find new ways to share the joy of dance with their students families. Nobody has all the answers, but together we can and will get through this challenge. We encourage you to stay safe, healthy and positive!

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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.

Rhee Gold 2016 IDEA Conference speaker
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Join over 300 studio owners from across the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond! Discover business support, video seminars, networking, social media downloads and other resources to grow your business.


The I.D.E.A. Code of Ethics 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.


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. is partnered with 100+ dance-related companies that offer exclusive discounts to our members. Save money on the items and services you already use at your studio: costumes and dance wear to curriculum, conferences and more.


We offer our members a vast library of resources. Find success with our hundreds of document downloads and social media templates to on demand e-learning seminars and the advice and support of mentors and members.


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.

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Member Responsibility

Being a member of I.D.E.A. allows you to be part of a community of school owners across the United States, Canada and beyond.

I.D.E.A. works with its members to maintain a consistent pursuit of skills and knowledge through continuing education. As a member, you will be offered all the resources needed to grow your business and brand your school as being 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. It is a passion found in the hearts and minds of students, families and teachers.

I.D.E.A. members are called to maintain respect for the art of dance, their students, faculty and staff along with other studio owners who may be in their community.

Join us as a "united voice" in dance education!

Upcoming Event

7/30 - 8/2 + FREE Bonus Day 8/3 = 5 days of learning

from the comfort of your home or studio!


  • Attend without the expense of hotel or airfare! Now more affordable for our North American and the international dance education community
  • No need to pick and choose classes/sessions, now EVERY class is available at your convenience
  • Attendees have 90 day access to all classes, seminars and exhibitors
  • 100+ Classes/Sessions
  • Exclusive team building seminars for studio owners and their teams
  • Bonus 5th day of learning
  • The opportunity to start the new season with fresh business growth and classroom curriculum ideas
  • Includes virtual swag, all notes, presentations


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4 Tracks-5 Ballrooms

  • Preschool-Children's
  • Classroom Track (x2)
  • Studio Owner
  • Office Manager

30+ Faculty

  • Opening Night Celebration
  • Special Events
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Performances
  • Virtual Swag
  • Award Presentations

60+ Exhibitors

  • Interact
  • Schedule Consultations
  • Attendee Discounts
  • Exhibitor Raffle/Party
  • Live Exhibitor Roundtables
  • Sponsor Presentations

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: 39 Taunton Green, Taunton, MA

Phone: 1-508-285-6650

Email: info@ideadance.org

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