IDF Academy

In the setting of Indonesian modern dance, a dancer usually grows and develops in a combination of formal and informal education.

Regardless of the development of dance schools in terms of quality and quantity, several forms of informal dance institutions such as apprenticeship, community group, sasaran–a traditional martial arts training center, camp, and short course, still serve as important education infrastructures for many people who are interested in learning dance more seriously.

Besides, the existence of other dance instruments such as performance, phenomenon, competition, and others is also encouraging the formation of a healthy ecosystem. Based on our understanding of the condition, the Indonesian Dance Festival since its beginning is designed with the characteristic of empowerment.

“On each of its events, the International Dance Festival developed a special program for young dance artists to learn, develop their ideas, and perform their works.”