"I enthusiastically endorse Sonny Fredie Pedersen’s International Dance Academy. Sonny is a dedicated teacher and a brilliant dancer and choreographer. Students at his academy will be in the best of hands!"
Owner of The Worlds Premier Dance Agency, MSA, Hollywood
"We look forward to all the students from International Dance Academy each and every year! They bring great dedication and energy to Millennium Dance Complex. We love building relationships with our international students through dance. -Thank you always Pedersen family"
Vice President of Operations, Millennium Dance Complex, North Hollywood
"International Dance Academy has been the most important year for me as a dancer. Looking back at my time at I.D.A and now seeing where it has taken my career, it's just amazing to see the things I have achieved. Not only do you develope your dance versatility but also your performance skills and personality. This 1-year I.D.A education pushes you farther than you can imagine. It's tough with pain and lots of tears, but reaching new milestones every month and performing on stage in the spotlight, feeling the rush, just makes all the hard work worthwhile. International Dance Academy has had a tremendous impact on me. It made me a dancer, ready to take the stage in a professional career."
My year spent at International Dance Academy was a year full of hard work, big ambitions and joy. I began the year as a technically trained ballet and modern dancer and I truly left as a versatile dancer. At first I was afraid of new styles but the teachers were incredibly good in helping you through the process. Now even Hip Hop classes are really inspiring for a technical dancer like me. I now truly understand that as a dancer it's crucial that you are able to be a chameleon. This is something the education focuses on, and this was a crucial part in my decision about attending International Dance Academy. I can for surely recommend I.D.A. for anyone
"As a student at International Dance Academy I discovered what blood, sweat and tears means. Blood = Blisters, cause you will get a lot of them from all the rigorous ballet and contemporary training. Sweat = Hard work and the realization of what it takes to be a professional dancer. Tears = Joy, cause every time it was tears of Joy. Not only did I learn DANCE but I challenged my English speaking skills, my independence and last but not least my ability to work together as a group. Now I truly understand what it means to be a professional and what it takes. I’ve learned more about myself than ever. It may have been blood, sweat and tears, but it was definitely worth it. International Dance Academy - The best year of my life."
"My year at International Dance Academy was worth all the hard work! My background originated from Ballroom Dancing and I had limited experience with Hip Hop or Jazz but during my year at International Dance Academy I've learned to be a versatile dancer. I have developed more in this one year, then I ever would have. International Dance academy didn't just develop me as a dancer but also as a person and I've developed friendships that I will never lose."
I found a year at IDA challenging in many ways, but also absolutely amazing. Not only did it open my eyes for a wider specter of dance styles and made me a more versatile dancer, but it also developed me as a person. To be so many different people with so different life and dance experience is challenging, but it is also an great opportunity to learn from your classmates as well as from the teachers. The teachers expected a lot from from us, and i'we learned how to push myself even tough i'm tired or my body hurts. The 3 months in LA gave me a better picture of what it really takes to be a dancer. I came hope with a lot of experiences and memories I'll have with me for the rest of my life. If you give everything in every class, you'll be surprised by how far you can come in 10 months.