IDA, Institute of Dance Artistry, located in the Philadelphia suburbs, is a school of modern dance, ballet, pointe, jazz dance, tap, lyrical, and hip hop dance. By adhering to the philosophy that dance is an art, not a competitive sport, IDA provides the ideal dance education for all its students. Students with professional aspirations are able to make a smooth transition into the college and professional dance worlds, which also look at dance as an art. Students who dance for a fun hobby are able to do so in a positive, supportive, non-competitive environment. IDA believes in giving back to the community through dance and does so throughout the year with performances and fundraisers to raise money for charities.