Rhee Gold, leading a worldwide movement promoting quality dance education
Gold is a dance field pioneer and the director of the Rhee Gold Company. He has single-handedly led a movement that continues to change and improve the face of dance education. Teachers and studio owners from the United States, Australia, Canada, Grand Cayman, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom and more flock to his retreats, seminars, keynote speeches, and conferences to gain fresh perspectives. Attendees learn positive solutions that inspire new levels of empowerment, self-confidence and personal accomplishment.
At age three Rhee began dancing at his mother’s studio in Randolph, MA. By ten he knew dance was going to be his life. Growing up at the school offered him a unique understanding of the life, the business and the joy that dance can bring to our students and to the community. He was also a competitive dancer where he gained the title of Mr. Dance of America. As a teacher Rhee’s students are performing professionally, while others are teachers and school owners. His students have received national titles and he has been recognized for outstanding choreography many times.
School Owner | Master Teacher
Launching his first school at the age of fifteen, at a low-income housing project, he learned that dance does change lives. This experience began his mission to insure the best dance education for every child–regardless of their financial standing or technical abilities. Gold founded and taught at the Dance Theatre of Boston and Gold Studio III, both Boston based professional schools. He has owned and directed the Gold School in Brockton, MA, which is now under the direction of his twin brother, Rennie, preparing for its fifty-third season.
Second International Congress of Dance, Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, National Association of Dance and Affiliated Artists, World Jazz Dance Congress are a few of the organizations that Gold has served as a master teacher.
Dance Field Pioneer
As Founder and CEO of several businesses Rhee has a proven record for success. In 2012 he opened the doors to the DanceLife Retreat Center, where hundreds of dance teachers and school owners attend business seminars, curriculum workshops and motivational weekends. His DanceLife Teacher Conference is one of the largest gatherings of dance educators in the world. He is the owner and publisher of Dance Studio Life (DSL) magazine, the largest publication for dance education in the United States. Gold owns the DanceTeacherStore.com, which offers business and classroom tools, music, curriculum, books and subscriptions for DSL magazine. The International Dance Educators Association (IDEA) launched in the summer of 2016 as the world’s first business organization open to all dance school owners.
Author | Writer
Rhee’s writing has propelled his philosophies world-wide. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance: An Insider’s Secrets to Personal Reward and Financial Success, now in its second printing, He has been an education columnist for Dance Magazine, Dancer magazine and is the author of hundreds of articles and columns for Dance Studio Life magazine and publications around the world.
Gold gives back to the dance community through his volunteer work with many dance organizations. He was the President of Dance Masters of New England, Dance Masters of America and the Founding Co-Chair of UNITY. Currently he serves the Andréa Rizzo Foundation as a board member, Dance Educators of America as an advisory board member and is the President of the United Dance Merchants of America.
Gold received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Industry Dance Awards (2014), Dance Educators of America (2015) and Dance Masters of New England (2016).
Rhee Gold has served as a keynote speaker or seminar presenter for the following:
American Academy of Ballet
Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey
Australian Teachers of Dance
Carolina Dance Masters
Cecchetti Council of America
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
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 Teacher Conference
Dance Teachers Club of Connecticut
Federation of Dance Competitions
Pacific Northwest Association of Dance Masters
Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers
Pulse Teacher Workshop
Southern Council of Dance Masters
Stage Gear Australia
Texas Association of Dance Teachers
Toronto Dance Teacher Expo
United Dance Merchants of America
USA International Ballet Competition
Weissman’s Designs for Dance
Wild Rose Dance Arts Association
Victoria Dance Festival, Melbourne, Australia
World Jazz Dance Congress