Rhee Gold's DanceLife is committed to supporting and inspiring dance teachers. The Rhee Gold's DanceLife Blog is a weekly post that shares inspirational, fun and witty stories from dance teachers for dance teachers!
Welcome to the new Rhee Gold's DanceLife Blog!
A special place for dance teachers, studio owners and those passionate about dance education. It’s a chance for some up-close & personal commentary, sharing gratitude and ideas for success.
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Now that the dance season is well underway, our little ones are quickly gaining independence and confidence with each passing class. As winter approaches you may be itching to change things up and add new activities to keep your lesson plans fresh and relevant. After all, theming our learning objectives to what children are experiencing…READ MORE
As a member of the Gold Alliance, I have the privilege of attending periodic business strategy sessions with the group. In one of the last, facilitated by studio owner, business leader, and mentor, Stacey Morgan, members were tasked with discussing how we celebrate ourselves on a regular basis. Celebrate myself? Me? Wait. This proved to…READ MORE
Our students are overwhelmed, stressed, and filled with anxiety these days. It is our job to notice and adjust our sails in the classroom! One of the best ways to do this is with team-building exercises. You might think that it is a waste of time to do this, but it is not! It is…READ MORE
LaShonda Chaney has studied all genres of dance and holds a B.A. in Business Marketing from Rutgers, The State University. Winning several awards through “Dance Educators of America”, “Dance America”, “Dance Olympus”, and recognized for outstanding work and leadership with children, she continues her love with assisting schools with creating dance curriculums for their programs.…READ MORE
Do you remember the first time you heard the term “classroom management”? I don’t remember exactly, but looking back on my early teaching years, I do know that I was not “managing” anything. I honestly didn’t know it was something I needed. I assumed kids loved to dance. I thought they would be happy to…READ MORE
You know it’s coming….Observation Week. For caregivers, this is the opportunity to observe their child’s classes, witness the progress they’re making, and catch up on the latest studio news. For teachers, this is the week of our career that takes a close second to the pre-recital nightmares of performance week. If history teaches us anything,…READ MORE
I want to help my teens. Our teens are in crisis. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology, which embody more than 77,000 doctors and over 200 children’s hospitals, recently asserted that the rapid and extraordinary deterioration in juvenile mental health should be recognized…READ MORE
My first year of business, I was answering phones, teaching classes, all while bouncing my new baby on my hip. Work was day and night with no pay; at one point my husband called it my volunteer job, honestly that comment made my head explode. Yes, we are still married. But to be honest he…READ MORE