Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship Program

12-Month Studio Owner Certification

October 1

Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship: Monthly Modules

Note: Studio Owners may begin any month and then continue for the 12-Month Certification. Those who join in November will begin with the "Customer Service" module, 11/15.


HR Basics


Finance 101


Strategic Scheduling


Personal Life








Special Programs


Site & Facilities


Program Outcome & Curriculum


Customer Service


Technology & Systems

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12-Month Studio Owner Certification

  • comprehensive program
  • bolsters a studio owner’s core competencies
  • aligns one’s business towards their goals
  • monthly modules introduce standards for studio ownership
  • creation and implementation of business and professional action plans
  • ongoing support, and learning activities


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This certification is ideal for the seasoned or new studio owner seeking to bring together their business operations and professional goals while utilizing the support and accountability of mentors within a small-group setting.


Approximately 6 hours per month

  • Virtual training/meetings (via Zoom), approx. 90 minutes for each module. Sessions are always the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10 A.M. EST
  • Individually create and implement action plans (2-4 hours)
  • Monthly SMART meetings (via Zoom) to explore action plans and the to hold each other accountable (30-45 minute). Sessions are always the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10 A.M. EST 

Participants will utilize Trello to track progress, review assignments, communicate and as an accountability resource.

Meet Trello: Trello makes it easy for your team to get work done. No matter the project, workflow, or type of team, Trello can help keep things organized. It’s simple – sign-up, create a board, and you’re off! Productivity awaits.


Certification Requirements

  • Must be a member of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (**see below)
  • Complete all 12 modules
  • Implement all 12 action plans
  • Complete certification interview with CDE Mentor (Final Reflection)
  • Graduates receive a certificate and the opportunity to include the CDE Certification Logo in marketing, websites, etc., and a pin presentation at an IDEA regional or national event.

Open Enrollment

Participants may join at anytime during the year. Each participant will begin the 12-month certification program with the current month's module on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and complete all 12 modules over a year-long period.

Application Process

Complete application and, once approved, you will receive your program agreement and a self-assessment to determine your individual goals.   


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Want to learn more?

Schedule a 10-minute informational call with us to see how CDE may be the perfect fit for you and your professional development!

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Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship: Qualifications & Investment

Must be an I.D.E.A. Member**
Must be a studio owner
Ability to commit to attending all live sessions, and the time to create action plans 

**New IDEA Member
$398 per month | Includes Annual  I.D.E.A. Membership
** see information above

IDEA Members
$299 per month

Gold Alliance Leaders
$1000 (per year)

Lifetime Access

Upon completion of the program, a Certified Dance Entrepreneur will receive complimentary lifetime access to attend monthly modules as ongoing professional development or to implement new action plans as desired.

Ginger Haithcox, CDE Facilitator

Ginger Haithcox is a born leader. She graduated with high honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a BA in Religion, and a minor in Cultural Anthropology and completed an array of dance, performance, and production courses at Raritan Valley Community College.

For more than 20-years, Ginger served in a variety of nonprofit leadership and management roles. While employed by Girl Scouts of Central and Southern, NJ, she honed her marketing, relationship-building, and technology skills as a Camp Director, increasing camper enrollment by 130%. As a Product Sales Manager, she was responsible for generating approximately 90% of the corporation's annual revenue of $9 million dollars while training and supporting more than 1200 adult volunteers.

In 2005, Ginger capitalized on her love of dance and business savvy and successfully founded Modern Motion, a dance and arts nonprofit that “boosts confidence and nurtures creativity." Modern Motion is more than a dance school, it’s a village of diverse dancers, families, teachers, and friends that embraces the journey of each child dancer as they grow in skill, flexibility, and artistry.

Ginger is a consummate professional, collaborative team player, and creative colleague that consistently delivers programs and products of excellence. In addition to the above, she’s the principal owner of Haithcox Business Solutions, which offers mentoring and support services for aspiring entrepreneurs. With the support of Rhee Gold, internationally recognized speaker, mentor and expert in the field of dance, she created the Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship for International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (IDEA), to be launched in the fall of 2022.