Find Your Tribe with us!

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Rhee Gold 2016 IDEA Conference speaker

"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!"

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Find Your Tribe with us!

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  • Dedicated exclusively to the dance school owner
  • Document, video and marketing resources for download and on demand
  • Exclusive member discounts with over 80 dance-related companies
  • Networking and support with like-minded school owners 
  • Members dedicated to a Code of Ethics
  • Regional professional development events for owners and office staff
  • Marketing and branding campaigns sponsored by I.D.E.A. to help promote your studio
  • And much more!


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

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.


From office documents and coloring pages to teacher contracts and profitable program ideas, you will find content to help advance your business forward.


Our site offers over 140 conference-quality seminars on demand. Successful business owners and master teachers present a wide range of topics for your development. You can have the advice and encouragement you need whenever, wherever you want.

Member Discounts

Over 110 reputable dance-related companies offer our members exclusive discounts on a wide variety of products including: dancewear, studio software, music editing, photography, ticketing and more!

Easy To Use

The I.D.E.A. site is designed with you in mind. It is mobile responsive, allowing you to download documents, watch seminar videos and browse all our resources form your phone or tablet. Our customer service team is already ready to help guide you or answer questions.

Member Networking

Our members-only, Facebook group allows the opportunity for asking questions, seeking advice, sharing struggles and inspiring one another. You can develop relationships with those who share the same experiences as you.

Business Development

We continually offer regional business seminars, conferences and webinars for continuing education and business support. We are proud to be affiliated with the DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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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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Questions about membership?

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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.