His philosophies for the classroom, inspiring students, successful studio ownership and respect for all dance teachers, along with his unmatched passion for dance education have changed the way thousands of teachers and school owners perceive and approach their profession.
Author of The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance: An Insider’s Secrets to Personal Reward and Financial Success, now in its second printing.
The dance field’s first motivational speaker, he has traveled the world presenting motivational and business seminars, as well as keynote addresses for conferences and conventions.
My dad was a dancer, comic, MC and a traveling vaudevillian. My mom was a professional dancer, opening her school in 1964. From day one I was living “everything dance” at the studio in the basement of our home. My parents instilled a passion for the art of dance, and I learned that dance is life changing for those who have the chance to experience it.
Today my career is mainly focused on uniting the dance community. It is my goal to celebrate our unique bond; to respect and learn from one another, and appreciate the unique ways we all pass on our passion to the next generation. Through Dance Studio Life magazine, my seminars, writing, and other dance related ventures I have the chance to reach out to thousands of dance educators worldwide, and I am so appreciative of the opportunity.
Founder and Director DanceLife Retreat Center
Located in the midst of five acres of New England pines in Norton, MA. The center offers intimate seminars for dance teachers and school owners with a focus on business development and classroom teaching techniques. (www.danceliferetreat.com)
Publisher Dance Studio Life Magazine
The largest single publication in the dance field with 66,000 readers worldwide. The mission of Dance Studio Life is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching. (www.dancestudiolife.com)
Founder and Director DanceLife Teacher Conference
Attracting hundreds of dance educators, school owners, business managers and master teachers from across the world.
2004 Author The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance
More than ten-thousand copies sold to teachers and school owners worldwide. It is currently used for curriculum within university dance programs. (www.danceteacherstore.com)
1997 - 2005 Education Columnist Dance Magazine/Dancer
With a focus on the classroom, teaching practices and the business of dance, Gold received rave reviews for his columns.
1996 - 1998 National President Dance Masters of America
Founded in 1884 the organization is comprised of dance educators who are members of more than 30 chapters across the US and Canada.
1979 - 2003 Founder and Director American Dance Awards
Under Gold's leadership ADA became a fifty city event with summer championships attracting as many as twenty-five-hundred entries and thousands of dancers from across the US and Canada. Today the event is owned and directed by Gloria Jean Cuming and is based in North Haven, CT.
1976 - 1996 Teacher/School Owner
At fifteen Gold's first school was located at a low-income housing project; the Rhee Gold Dance Center at Chatham West. Since he has directed and owned the Dance Theatre of Boston, Gold Studio III, and the Sherry Gold Dance Studios. Many of his dancers have gone on to professional careers as performers and teachers.
1976 - Present Master Teacher/Keynote Speaker
Gold has served on the faculties of the Second International Congress of Dance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Australian Teachers of Dancing, Melbourne, Australia, the World Jazz Dance Congress, Chicago, IL, the national conventions of Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America, among others. In June 2014, he will present at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS.
Gold has served as a keynote speaker or has presented seminars for the following:
• American Academy of Ballet
• Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey
• Australian Teachers of Dance
• CanDance Toronto
• Carolina Dance Masters
• Cecchetti Council of America
• Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
• Costume Gallery
• Dance Educators of America National Convention
• Dance Masters of Arizona
• Dance Masters of America National Convention
• Dance Masters of Michigan
• Dance Masters of New England
• Dance Masters of New York City
• Dance Masters of Ohio
• Dance Olympus
• Dance Teacher Conference
• Dance Teachers Club of Connecticut
• Dean College
• Federation of Dance Competiitions
• Hollywood Connection
• Pacific Northwest Association of Dance Masters
• Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers
• Pulse Teacher Workshop
• Second International Congress of Dance, Rio de Janeiro
• Southern Council of Dance Masters
• Texas Association of Dance Teachers
• United Dance Merchants of America
• USA International Ballet Competition (June 2014)
• Weissman's Designs for Dance
• Wild Rose Dance Arts Association
• World Jazz Dance Congress
See Rhee Speak Live At These Events...
January 31 - February 1
Hollywood Connection, Detroit, MI Website
February 7 - 8
Hollywood Connection, Seattle, WA Website