Rhee Gold is passionate about dance education and the business of teaching dance. He is a pioneer in the field, launching the first business (and motivational) seminar for dance teachers in the mid-90s and is now the director of the DanceLife Teacher Conference and the DanceLife Retreat Center attracting hundreds of teachers and studio owners from around the world.
Gold’s mission is to inspire dance people to appreciate the gift that dance offers all who experience it. He encourages teachers to be unique, make their own mark on the field and to have the confidence to follow the path that best suits their goals for success.
His entrepreneurial and leadership skills have had a long-lasting impact on the dance community, he is the author of the Complete Guide to Teaching Dance, served as the publisher of Dance Studio Life magazine for 14 years and has served as the President of Dance Masters of America, the United Dance Merchants of America, the founding co-chair of UNITY and is now the Director of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association, also known as I.D.E.A.
When given the chance to “talk dance,” Rhee is all about it and that’s what this podcast is all about. We’ll crisscross everything about teaching dance from business to classroom success and we’ll definitely hit on the heart and soul of what being a dance teacher is all about.
BONUS: Summer Season - Coffee Talk with Diane & Scott
In today's episode Rhee chats with Diane Gudat and Scott Sisbaro.
BONUS: Summer Season - Coffee Talk with Laura
In today's episode Rhee chats with dance studio owner Laura Giacomelli Huntowski.
BONUS: Summer Season - Coffee Talk with Mandy & June
In today's episode Rhee chats with dance studio owner June Lawrence and Acrobatic Arts founder Mandy Yip.
Wrapping up Season 2
Season 2 of Rhee Gold's DanceLife podcast has flown by and today Rhee and Stacey wrap up this season, make plans for the summer and tell you what is in store for Season 3, headed your way in August 2022.
Loyalty? Does it still exist?
Have you ever been devastated by losing a student? Had a teacher open her own studio down the road? Is Loyalty dead? Or can it still exist in the competitive world of dance studio ownership? Join Stacey and Rhee today as they talk through the way Loyalty influenced their upbringing and what it looks like now in the dance studio and in the world of small business.
Fresh start for the new season
Are you waiting for a fresh start to implement some new boundaries in your studio and life? Today Rhee and Stacey talk about the importance of setting strong boundaries in order to create the work/life balance you are craving. With the summer starting and a new season not too far away, this is the perfect time to make changes that will benefit your business, your family and your mindset as we head towards a fresh start.
Rant #3 YES!
Thanks, Rhee, for the reminder that self-care is so important. I am always putting others before me, and lately I’m feeling the results in my exhaustion and lack of brain space.
Nice doses of inspiration!
Hi Rhee! I love listening to your podcasts in between dancelife conferences. I haven't been able to attend since 2017 since having a baby. I was wondering if I could request more subjects related to teaching (all genres) since I"m just a teacher and not an owner. Maybe ways to challenge even your best dancers, creative classroom lessons, improve/freestyle activities, teambuilding, etc...for those of us who only teach. Thanks!
Love this man!!!!
These Podcasts make me so happy!!! My staff and I remind ourselves of Rhee's messages, mantras and perspectives on a regular basis, but listening to these Podcasts are so much more inspirational and rejuvenating than trying to recreate his words. So grateful for everything he does for us!!!