Real Life

Nice Hobby

It makes me laugh when I hear a non-dance person say that teaching dance is a nice hobby. I think to myself that this person couldn’t handle the responsibility or sacrifice that our so-called hobby requires. ~Rhee Gold

Our Legacy

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

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Applause

Long before the current generation started dancing for awards, generations of young dancers performed for something quite simple: applause. ~Rhee Gold

Hold on Tight

Not everyone who dances through our classrooms or schools will agree with why or how we do things. And that’s OK; as long as we have confidence to know that we can’t change or make exceptions simply because someone may disagree. Hold on tight to what you know is right. ~Rhee Gold

The Guts to Be a Pioneer

SUCCESS? It’s not recreating what someone else does because you believe that you can do it better. It’s about having the guts to be a pioneer with something that is totally YOU! ~Rhee Gold

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 healthy bodies who have a passion for the art of dance. It leads them on an awesome journey that will make them smarter, better, braver, more determined . . . it keeps them protected and off the streets. It’s time to think of the award as gravy on an already perfect life experience. ~Rhee Gold

A Rite of Passage

The recital—that annual staple of the dance school—conjures images of childhood and Americana for many. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement. ~Rhee Gold

Minds, Bodies, and Souls

Our goal is to educate the minds, bodies, and souls of our students, teaching them the skills needed for a successful life, whether or not they stay involved in dance. ~Rhee Gold

The Dancers’ Truth

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

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Best Defense

I think confidence is the best defense against the emotional stuff. Keep on dancing; stay focused on what you need to do and enjoy the journey. ~Rhee Gold