Dance Teacher

Parent Role

As a parent, you play an important role in supporting your student financially, but your emotional support is of equal—and perhaps even greater—value. Encourage your child to be the best that he or she can be regardless of what others may achieve. ~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

Dance Truth

Dance Truth . . . No two students will progress at the same rate, even if they experience the exact same training. ~Rhee Gold

Tricks

Real choreography is not a series of tricks strung together. ~Rhee Gold

Real Choreographers

Real choreographers don’t need the best dancers. ~Rhee Gold

Dance is a Gift

Dance People . . . Our passion for our art is often hard to describe to people who do not dance. I see it like this; it’s the bliss that pours out of our souls when we are lost in the movement and the music. It’s the innate understanding that the human body and the emotions of life are what make our art. Whether or not we speak the same language, our souls speak clearly and in a way that we all understand. It’s what bonds us to each other. Dance is the gift that we all share. ~Rhee Gold

Competition is a Part of What We Do

Let us not forget that competition is a part of what we do, but not all we do. In most schools it is the preschool and recreational dancers who are our financial backbone. For them learning their first “shuffle” or “pas de bourrée” is happiness. As teachers we need to know that dance brings joy to all who experience it, not just the best ones. ~Rhee Gold

From One Soul to the Next

The dance teacher passes on something very special; it’s a passion that dances from one soul to the next. And once it’s there, it’s there for life. ~Rhee Gold

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