Rhee Gold DanceLife Blog
The DanceLife Blog is inspiration and unique perspectives by dance teachers, for dance teachers. Each week dance educators receive a new insight into the world of dance education. With authenticity, wisdom and some humor, join us to experience the dance life we all love in a new way!
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Ginger Haithcox knows the ups and downs of studio ownership. In her experience, Ginger has learned tools and tips that helped her on the path to more freedom in her business and life, and she shares those with us! Ginger is the Executive Director of Modern Motion in Somerset, NJ, which she started in 2005.READ MORE
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your teaching journey, Pam Simpson is here to equip you with invaluable insights and strategies to kick off the upcoming dance season. Pam is the owner of Forte Arts Center in Morris, IL and has years of experience running her studio and businesses.READ MORE
Dance teacher, studio owner, mom… these are just a few of the hats that we have to wear. Ann Bettonvil knows that it requires balance and time, but we can get the most out of all this with a clearer vision. She shares how a vision board has helped put things in better perspective. Ann is co-director of The Studio in Brampton, ON.READ MORE
Hosting a summer dance camp and still don’t have a camp craft?? Don’t worry, Andrea Trench has gathered 25 easy (and cheap) craft ideas to share with you today. Most of these materials can be purchased from a dollar store and require little or no prep work. Andrea is an expert in early childhood education and owner of Discover Dance.READ MORE
Ginger Haithcox knows how busy studio owner life can be, so it is important to find ways to streamline tasks. She shares some ways in which trying AI might be one way to help with copywriting, marketing and more. Ginger is the Executive Director of Modern Motion in Somerset, NJ, which she started in 2005.READ MORE
Pam Simpson knows that summer is the perfect time to recharge and relax, but it’s also time to reflect and plan for success in the new season. She shares step-by-step tips to help you pre-plan classes and lesson plans. Pam is the owner of Forte Arts Center in Morris, IL and is celebrating her 30th season.READ MORE
Discovering moments of joy is a priority for Amanda Herring. As summer is here, she shares the ups and downs we all struggle with, especially at the end of a dance season and how we can work to rediscover joy in our lives day by day. Amanda is the owner of Center Stage Dance in Hernando, MS.READ MORE
Being a dance teacher and studio owner can bring great joy, but the work and stress also leads to burnout. Ann Bettonvil shares her personal journey of moving from “being done” to executing a plan to delegate and handle the burdens of business… and you can do it too! Ann is co-director of The Studio in Brampton, ON.READ MORE
Andrea Trench knows that successful classrooms start with preparation She shares how self-assessments bring to light what was successful in your classes and what can be improved moving forward. Andrea is an expert in early childhood education and owner of Discover Dance.READ MORE
Summer is the perfect time to spruce things up, both professionally and personally. Ginger Haithcox shares her list of five things that studio owners can refresh during some down time. Ginger is the Executive Director of Modern Motion in Somerset, NJ, which she started in 2005.READ MORE
Building a strong and vibrant community within a dance classroom requires a deliberate focus on creating a positive culture, nurturing environment, and shared values. Pam Simpson shares helpful ideas to build an inclusive and supportive community that inspires students to thrive! Pam is the owner of Forte Arts Center in Morris, IL and is celebrating her 30th season.READ MORE
The end of season can be challenging. Andrea Trench shares three ways to add novelty to your classes so they can continue to be upbeat, fresh, and exciting for you and your students. Andrea is an expert in early childhood education and owner of Discover Dance.READ MORE
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