Two Different Dancers

IT’S PASSION! The one who wins the trophies or the one that everyone remembers long after the competition ends are often two different dancers. ~Rhee Gold

Value the Memories

I value the memories of my time as a competitive dancer; those experiences helped to shape me into the man I am today. The memories I cherish most are my mother’s tears of pride, my long nights alone in the studio, and – most of all – the confidence I gained through the process. I am someone who knows that there is much more to competition that the awards. ~Rhee Gold

Artists Support

Artists support each other, it’s not ALL about competition. ~Rhee Gold

Approve or Disapprove

Approve or disapprove, competition is everywhere; it’s inspiring thousands of young people to enroll in classes. Those who are already training want to take more because they’re seeing what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication. As a result, we have stronger schools, dancers, and choreographers who are striving to be the best they can be. That’s a good thing! ~Rhee Gold

My First Competition

At 10, I did my first competition dance, a duet to “Harrigan,” with my twin brother, Rennie. We loved the stage, the applause and the energy – and the fact that we remembered our choreography was quite a charge for us! ~Rhee Gold

That’s OK

Not all art will win awards, but that’s OK. ~Rhee Gold

Your Passion

A few will achieve accolades. ALL can experience your passion. ~Rhee Gold

Don’t Compete With Anyone

If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone; just yourself. ~Bob Fosse


Teaching Dance…Our legacy isn’t going to be the number of pirouettes our students execute; it’s going to be the passion for the art of dance that we instill in their souls. ~Rhee Gold

It’s Here to Stay

No matter what your opinion is, dance competition is growing every year. It’s here to stay, and if it is used the right way it can be very motivating for teachers and students alike. I encourage you to participate with the understanding that competition is merely one aspect of dance training. Teach your students to respect other dancers and to value dance as an art form, not a sport. ~Rhee Gold

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