Founded by Rhee Gold in 2019, the Gold Alliance has established itself as a tight-knit community of exceptionally successful studio owners. This intimate group has thrived on a unique support system, collaboratively addressing the specific needs of dance studio leaders. The triumphs and achievements of our original Alliance members are a testament to the power of our collective wisdom and support.


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In addition to your Lead Mentors, Gold Alliance leaders experience training from a remarkable list of guest speakers who are business leaders and experts, including authors, marketing consultants, systems specialists, mental health experts, and diverse professionals.

Special guests have included Jason Daily, Sean Dever, Sandi Duncan, Dr. Claudette Gendreau, LMHC, Teri Mangiaratti, Pete Mohr, Erin Mosqueda, Danielle Mulvey, Patti Neal, Hedy Perna, Holly Read, Tahnee Sanders, Scott Schutte, Michelle Soutier, Laura Vanderkam, among others


Why We Call Gold Alliance Members Leaders:

Studio Owners who join the Gold Alliance aren’t just members; they’re leaders.  They proudly embody the essence of leadership in the dance studio world. They are the captains of their ships, guiding their teams of faculty and staff with wisdom and passion.

Gold Alliance Leaders…

  • Recognize the importance of shared knowledge, understanding that their collective experiences and insights are a valuable resource to be cherished.
  • Become more than just successful studio owners; they become mentors and guides, nurturing the growth of fellow leaders in our community.
  • Exude leadership extends beyond their studio walls and into their communities, where they inspire not only their students but also their peers.
  • Are on a journey to becoming true experts in the field of studio ownership, and the Gold Alliance is their trusted compass on this remarkable path to excellence.”
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Please be aware that membership in the Gold Alliance involves a substantial commitment, both personally and financially. To achieve the best outcomes and fully benefit from your experience, it's essential to make a firm commitment to actively engage in all program activities."

Gold Alliance Monthly Investment: $1,000 USD
(1-year commitment)
90% of training takes place virtually, Thursday @ 10 AM EST


  • All training sessions both virtual and live
  • 1 complimentary pass to the DanceLife Teacher Conference with additional special conference perks, including a session and priority seating.
  • A complimentary annual retreat
  • Includes I.D.E.A. membership & all associated training, resources and discounts
  • Exclusive access to The Gold Alliance Facebook group for content, information, advice and discussion


  • By invitation or application
  • 12-month commitment
  • Gold Alliance leaders may continue their membership in 12-month increments.
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Jennifer Kinsey

Jennifer Kinsey

Acapriccio Dance Company,
La Vista, NE

Lisa Faia

All About Dance,
Swampscott, MA
Carroll - CDE

Laura Carroll

Ann Carroll School of Dance, Franklin, TN
Litwin - CDE

Ashley Litwin

Anna Marie's Dance Studio, Wilmington, DE

Amanda Herring

Center Stage Dance, Hernando, MS

Jessica Canino

Creative Dance Studio, Plantation, FL

Kimberley Davis

Cypress Dance Elite,
Tomball, TX

Debra Steele

Dance Images Dance & Music Center, Methuen, MA

Michelle Harris

Dance it Out,
LaCrosse, VA

Alicia Washburn

Dance it Out,
LaCrosse, VA
Casey - CDE

Kirstin Casey

Hutto, TX

Dee Buchanan

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Middletown, MD

Brittany Milan

Eleve Performing Arts Center,
Bloomington, MN

Kelly Komorowski

Encore Dance Academy
Kings Park & Holbrook, NY

Erin Rae McNamara

Erin Rae's School of Dance
Westport, MA

June Lawrence

June Lawrence School of Dance, Mississauga, ON
Giacomelli-Huntkowski, Laura

Laura Giacomelli-Huntowski

Libra Dance Studio
Warminster, PA

Genesa Kenney

Movements in Motion Dance Studio; Havertown, PA

Tammy Bolduc

North Shore Dance Academy
Danvers, MA

Jaime Gong

Performing Arts Workshop
Jersey City, NJ
Sullivan - CDE

Judy Sullivan

Silver City Dance Center
Taunton, MA

Connie O'Reel

Southwest Synergy Dance
Tinley Park, IL

Dee Reusch

Studio Dee
Fort Wright, KY

Meredith Powell

Studio J School of Dance
Edmond, OK

Susie McColl

The Studio School of Dance
Brampton, ON

Ann Bettonvil

The Studio School of Dance
Brampton, ON

Kristi Breen

The Studio School of Dance
Brampton, ON
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