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

Your Commitment

No worries, someone may attempt to duplicate your concept, but they can’t duplicate your personality or your commitment. Stay focused on what you must do. ~Rhee Gold

Some Kids

Some kids are at the dance studio all day. Some kids are hanging out all day. Some parents spend hours driving their kids to everything dance. Some parents spend hours driving around looking for their kids. Some parents spend their hard-earned money on dance classes, shoes, costumes, etc. for their children. Some parents are spending their hard-earned money on lawyers for their children. Sometimes dance seems overwhelming, but how cool it is that dance parents know their children have a passion for dance! ~Rhee Gold

Learning and Evolving

We will always be mediocre if we don’t expose ourselves to others who may be better or different than we are. Growing, learning, and evolving is what the dance life is all about. ~Rhee Gold

Don’t Make Exceptions

When a mom or a student challenges your policies, don’t make exceptions even if it means that you lose the student. You have created a philosophy for how you want to run your school. You set up policies that help you and everyone else live up to the philosophy. Believe in who you are and what you want to accomplish. In the long run the respect that you gain and the example you set will bring you more students. ~Rhee Gold

Genius Choreography

Create choreographic works where the audience cannot determine the difference between the strongest and the not as strong dancers because of your genius choreography. ~Rhee Gold