100 episodes

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.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 87 Ratings

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.

    Dance competitions, a walk down memory lane.

    Dance competitions, a walk down memory lane.

    Rhee recently attended a dance competition that he has been going to since he was a young dancer. And the experience surprised him in new and exciting ways. Join us today as we unpack all the best parts of heading away to a dance competition and all the fun memories along the way!

    • 25 min
    Let's Make it Easy for Our Clientele

    Let's Make it Easy for Our Clientele

    In today's episode Stacey and Rhee talk about the importance of making the transition to dance easy for your new customers. Just as we as consumers love it when it's easy to make a purchase or to sign up for an activity, you want to make sure your process for signing up a new student is as user friendly as possible.  Happy customers stay with us for longer, keep them happy by keeping your systems short and snappy!

    • 32 min
    When we retain, we win!

    When we retain, we win!

    Retention is one of your most cost effective marketing strategies yet most dance studio owners don't think about retention on a day to day basis. As you're starting to prepare your studio for summer, next fall and the end of the season, retaining your current students should become your focus and today Rhee and Stacey unpack why!

    • 28 min
    Dance Parents, friend or foe?

    Dance Parents, friend or foe?

    Dealing with our Dance Parents can be one of the most challenging parts of running your own studio. Today Rhee and Stacey talk about the importance of teacher/parent relationships and communication in order to run a successful studio (and keep your sanity!)

    • 27 min
    Don't look back...

    Don't look back...

    This year is flying by and the busy part of our season is upon us. Let's take time to remember that once upon a time we dreamed of having our own recital, we dreamed of having students to teach and choreography to create. Today Rhee & Stacey talk about the importance of looking forward and planning a future we will thank ourselves for later.

    • 26 min
    Everyone's talking about the new Gold Alliance

    Everyone's talking about the new Gold Alliance

    In 2024, a new Gold Alliance group is being formed and you can be part of it! Join Stacey and Rhee today as they talk about the new Gold Alliance and the learning and camaraderie that can be gained from joining.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

lrdDirector ,

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.

ValShing37 ,

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!

Kxgcyvshiggxsch ,

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!!!

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