The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.

The association is a nonprofit group, organized for the following  specific purposes: 

1.  Arrange and fund raise for local and out-of-town competitions, festivals, public performances, summer school or workshops to increase a student’s appreciation and interest in dance. 2.  Carry on other educational programs in order to increase knowledge in dance; and 3.  Foster goodwill and sportsmanship, and provide opportunities for self-development in the field of dance.

PERMITTED USES FOR MONIES RAISED: entry fees, workshop fees, travel expenses, costumes, shoes, videos, pictures, private lessons, etc, or others related expenses with the approval of our Artistic Director, Laura Pascolo-McRury.

THE NET PROFITS FROM FUNDRAISING VENUES ARE DISPENSED AS FOLLOWS: 5% to the coordinator of the fundraiser, 5% to the treasurer of the IAPAA, 10% to the general expense account and 80% to the individual member (dancer)

CHAIRPERSON/PRESIDENT: The I.A.P.A.A. does not have a formal board set in place.  All fundraising endeavors must be approved by Laura Pascolo-McRury, owner and Artistic Director of the International Dance Academy.

TREASURER – A volunteer is required to act as Treasurer.  This volunteer must be associated with the International Dance Academy either as a parent or faculty member, presently, Mitzi Vecchio is our Treasurer.

SECRETARY – A parent volunteer is needed to take notes during our meetings.  A copy of the meetings is then handed out (or emailed) to parents and posted on all bulletin boards at the studio.

COORDINATOR OF INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS: This position always changes.  Parents who bring forth an idea to Laura McRury, director of International Dance Academy,  are encouraged to act as the coordinator.  One incentive for acting as coordinator is to earn extra funds towards their child’s individual fundraising account, remember 5% of all fundraising profit goes to the coordinator.  We welcome new ideas.

Ongoing – Tagging Coordinator: This position is open and we are presently looking for a volunteer.( Tagging Sign Up Sheets can be found 10 days before a schedule tag day, posted on the 3rd bulletin board in hallway leading to Locker Room.)

HOW DO I GET FUNDS RELEASED FROM MY CHILD’S ACCOUNT: Your account balance is confidential, only you and the treasurer (Serena) have your account balance.  For this reason, we ask that you purchase and pay for the supplies which you need, then ask for the I.A.P.A.A. Money Release Form, available through the front office of our Studio, fill it out, the director of IDA will sign it, and once the treasurer verifies that your account has sufficient funds then a cheque will be made out to you the parent/guardian; OR email the treasurer ( and carbon copy a copy to Laura McRury (, it’s that simple.

REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE I.A.P.A.A.: All students actively registered with the International Dance Academy are members of the International Academy Performing Arts Association.   Should a student cease to be registered with the International Dance Academy, their individual fundraising account can be assigned to another active student (deadline for transfer: 1 year).  If we do not hear from you within that time frame then your individual fundraising account would be transferred into our general expense account. Further questions contact:  Laura Pascolo-McRury 622-7333.