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Honoring Every Student’s Unique Path

As I often write, we're not just teaching dance; we're nurturing individual growth and witnessing the unique evolution of each student. It's a truth in dance education that no two...

Give Them Something to Talk About

Today, I'm sharing five strategies to combat a chatty class. I'll admit, my early elementary class is probably the loudest you will ever hear, but it's not because my students...

Dance Teachers and Studio Owners: The Real MVPs

Life is like a big performance, and some of the toughest stuff happens behind the scenes, out of the spotlight. It's the quiet warriors, those who tackle the difficulties without...

Boost Revenue

When we initially took charge of our studio, the standard practice among studio owners was to shut down for the summer immediately after the year-end recital. The income generated from...

Perfect Life Experience

As adults (parents and teachers) we know that our blessings are not the awards that our children win at dance competitions (or any other activity). Our blessings are children with...

The Dancers’ Truth

There is nothing better than to express the emotions of life through the art of dance. ~Rhee Gold

Discipline and Dance

Discipline and dance go hand in hand; students who understand discipline are usually the most successful dancers. ~Rhee Gold

It Takes Time

Dance is an individual art form and children need to be allowed to achieve at a pace that’s comfortable. ~Rhee Gold

No Fear

Have no fear. That curve in the road just might be the best thing that happened to you. Confidently dance down the unexpected path to where you need to be,...

Instinct Over Ego

If they weren't loyal to the last person; what makes us believe that they will be loyal to us? Instinct over ego, always. ~Rhee Gold

We Are Each Unique

by Rhee Gold As dance studio owners, let us recognize that each of us and our businesses are unique in personality, history and what we have to offer our communities....

Opinion: Better Behavior = Better Conventions

by Erik Saradpon As the popularity of dance has increased, so too has dance convention attendance. As an educator, I’m fortunate to experience conventions from both sides: I take my...

Teacher Talk: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences Q: I’ve always been very open and available to discuss a student’s progress when parents have concerns, and during optional end-of-year conversations. But I have some mothers who...