International Dance Entrepreneurs Association Member.....
For any business owner, running their company, keeping it profitable, and building their brand is more than a full time job. When you add in hundreds of dance students, parents, teachers, classes, and recitals, it can seem like an impossible task. Valuable and truly useful resources for business owners are an important but rare find.
This is why Libra Dance Studio has joined the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A.). This membership association is designed exclusively for dance studio and school owners and provides every possible resource these business owners could need.
“It was just the right move at the right time,” explains Laura Giacomelli. “This new partnership with I.D.E.A. allows me the extra time I need to help make my dance studio a part of the community, increase enrollment, and produce an even better product for all involved.”
This new endeavor is much more than just paying dues. By becoming a member of I.D.E.A., Libra Dance Studio joins an elite group of dance studios throughout the country and even beyond. I.D.E.A. members are committed to and supported in a consistent pursuit of skills and knowledge. Within the community, they focus on developing healthy and cooperative relationships with business colleagues, employees, students, and families. The result is a local business with strong business acumen, and values, focused on profitability and efficiency.
“The possibilities and benefits for my studio are endless,” says Laura Giacomelli.The name, Libra Dance Studio, means more to this community than just another business. It is a place where young minds, hearts, and bodies can come, learn skills, and develop talents that will change their lives. We help them become not just better dancers, but better people. I am certain that being an I.D.E.A. member will allow this mission to continue and bring the benefits to many.
Where We Stand with I.D.E.A. Code of Ethics
-Shall offer dance education with an emphasis on maintaining age-appropriate movement, music and costuming.
-Shall commit to the principle of integrity in regard to business practices, teaching, and other professional activities.
-Shall be honest and straightforward with clientele regarding fees and expenses related to participating in programs, classes, and costuming.
-Shall maintain high standards in communication and customer service.
-Shall maintain a qualified and well-educated faculty for all ages, levels, and styles.
-Shall act to prevent false or misleading marketing and publicity.
-Shall respect fellow school owners and/or teachers and agree not to discredit, malign, or in any way cast negative reflections on the abilities of another school or dance colleague.
-Shall refrain from soliciting faculty and/or staff from another school without the consent of that school.
-Shall refrain from soliciting students registered at another school without the consent of that school.
-Shall treat faculty, office employees, subcontractors, and suppliers with fairness and honor.
-Shall always participate in dance competitions, performances, and other events with integrity and the utmost professionalism. Shall encourage their clientele to do the same.
-Shall practice non-discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or ancestry.
-Shall join the united voice of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A.) membership to effect municipal, state, and national legislation for the furthering of artistic ideals and the economic welfare of its members and dance education in general.
-Shall make continuing education a priority through I.D.E.A. online video training sessions and/or by attending I.D.E.A. regional and national workshops, training sessions, conferences, meetings, etc.
-Shall comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety, and welfare of students and their families.