Congratulations! We are excited to invite you to join our tribe!

"For far too long, dance school owners have felt removed or alone in their work. As a member, you will find a community of supportive business professionals who understand your unique challenges and what it takes to be successful.

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

The time is now for school owners to come together to do what's right in the dance education field!"


Rhee Gold 2016 IDEA Conference speaker

IDEA Membership

Thank you for your interest in the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association!

STEP #1 Please fill out the application below. Within 72 hours, we will confirm your information.

STEP #2 A formal application will be sent to the email address included in your application.

STEP #3 Submit formal application and we will open the doors to I.D.E.A. Membership!

Membership Eligibility

  • Membership is granted to actively engaged school owners
  • Proof of school ownership may be requested
  • Applicants agree to conformity with the I.D.E.A. Code of Ethics

Membership Dues

The cost of membership is $1,188 per year.
Paid in full annually at $1,089 (savings of $99)
Paid in monthly installments of $99 per month for one year


Frequently Asked Questions

Member Raves

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

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

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Contact Us

International Dance Entrepreneurs Association
39 Taunton Green
Taunton, MA 02780


About Us

The International Dance Entrepreneurs Association is an organization of like-minded studio owners centered on successful entrepreneurship and the promotion of positive dance education for all students.