Island School of Performing Arts (ISPA) was created June, 2009 by Toni & Paul Robinson and our daughter, Casey Robinson Hild.
Based on her love and passion for dance, we have a performing arts studio built on the principles of being family oriented for ALL children.
Our family friendly, non-competitive studio has a professional , well trained faculty and staff dedicated to our students. We believe the art of dance is for ALL dancers, young and adult.
We strive to make sure ALL our dancers, beginner to advanced, feel special and important.
If your child has never taken professional dance instruction - this studio is for YOU! If you child is an advanced dance student - this studio is for YOU!
Giving YOUR child the right start in the performing arts is important and we want to be a part of their development not only in the arts but helping to build self-esteem and confidence through the art of dance- qualities that are used for a lifetime.
ISPA is a family owned, Christian performing arts studio. We start at the age of two up to the age of 18.
Upon request & interest, we will offer adult classes.
We welcome you to be a member of our "Island Family"! Ohana!
Our mission is 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, while fostering the growth of the individual through academics & dance. Students will be guided in developing confidence, discipline, technical, critical & creative thinking skills and explore the content of their character. The rigorous curriculum will help prepare students, who are seeking to hold a professional career in dance. Our program should be likened to that of a private performing arts school.
NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DANCE EDUCATION:
ISPA follows the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association(I.D.E.A.) Code of Ethics for Dance, which serves as a guideline and living conscience
for all members. The dance world has evolved to become a big business over the past thirty years. Yet, dance is morethan a business, it is an art form; a passion found in the hearts and minds of students, families and teachers. Maintaining respect for them and other studio owners is crucial.
I.D.E.A. Code of Ethics
Shall offer dance education with an emphasis on maintaining age-appropriate movement, music & costuming.
Shall commit to the principle of integrity in regard to business practices, teaching and other professional activities.
Shall be honest and straighforward 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.