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A SCHEDULE FULL OF EDUCATION & EXCITEMENT

JULY 24 - 26 | MOHEGAN SUN; UNCASVILLE, CT

The DanceLife Teacher Conference schedule is jam-packed with business experts, master teachers and special guests that will help you live your best "dance life." From business sessions designed to help you grow and feel confident to movement seminars that you can take right back to your classroom, there is something that is perfect for ALL studio owners, teachers and office administrators. It's a great team experience!

DLTC & Soul 2024 Asase Yaa Feature (Instagram Post)

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE: ASASE YAA African American Dance Theater

Exciting News! The Dance Life Teacher Conference is thrilled to present the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater at our 2024 Gala! Founded in 2001 by the visionary Artistic Director Yao Ababio, this remarkable company has become a leading force in the dance and drum community. Their performances are not just about dance but a holistic embrace of African philosophy and culture.

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Day 1: Wednesday, July 24
Day 2:
Thursday, July 25

Day 3:
Friday, July 26

I.D.E.A. Member Workshop Day:
Saturday, July 27

Can't decide which sessions to attend? ALL attendees will have 90-day on-demand access to EVERYTHING!

SPECIAL PRE-CON SESSION: Mental Wellness Dance Educator Certification

Kristin Deiss and Michelle Loucadoux of Danscend, will lead this mental wellness certification course. It demonstrates that educators and organizations provide a safe and supportive learning environment for dancers. It also highlights a commitment to promoting mental health awareness and addressing issues like resilience, mindset, and self-esteem. This course will help you feel more equipped to shape the minds of the young people in your classrooms.

It has been created using peer-reviewed scientific studies and under the guidance of a board of mental health professionals. The certification includes training on how to craft supportive feedback, create a safe and inclusive space, nourish dancers' community, encourage a growth mindset, and lead students by example.

Day 1 July 24, 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor Hall

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and visit our exhibitors.

8:30 am - 9:00 am

WELCOME TO DLTC 2024!

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Kick off your conference journey with Rhee Gold, the visionary behind the DanceLife Teacher Conference. His inspirational words set the tone for an unforgettable experience, motivating teachers, studio owners, administrators, and guests alike. Prepare to be inspired and energized for a transformative event that celebrates dance and life.

8:30 am - 11:00 am

EXHIBITOR BOOTHS OPEN

EXHIBIT HALL

9:00 am - 11:00 am

BUSINESS LAB: Learning & Taking Action - BUILDING THE RHYTHM INTO YOUR CALENDAR

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join us at the Business Lab for 'Building the Rhythm into Your Calendar,' an interactive, 2hr, workshop designed to help studio owners map out their entire year of projects and tasks. Learn practical strategies and receive a guidebook to streamline your scheduling process and boost productivity.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sync Up: Nurturing Admin-Owner Communication

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join Stacey in this seminar to explore effective communication systems between administrators and owners. Learn about meeting frequency, agenda essentials, preferred tools, best practices, and boundary-setting for seamless collaboration.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Morning Kick-Start (Warm Up & Progressions)

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM D

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tap Technique & Progressions Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM B

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dance Like a Toddler

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Explore innovative ideas and strategies for independent toddler classes. Discover how dance and play enhance toddlers' development, and learn to craft engaging classes that foster growth. Delve into the benefits for your studio as toddlers embark on their first independent recreational journey.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

You've Reached Your Goals, Now What?

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hip Hop Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ballet Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tap: Ages 7-9

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

11:00 am - 11:30 am

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITOR HALL

Visit the exhibitors and check out the latest products and services in the dance industry.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Elevate & Evaluate: Performance Reviews Demystified

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Unlock the power of performance evaluations with Stacey Morgan in this enlightening seminar tailored for dance studio owners. Gain insights on the how, why, and when of evaluations, along with strategies and tips to foster growth and development for both you and your team members.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sales Psychology 101

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join Rebecca for an immersive session on elevating your studio's success. Learn powerful customer engagement, persuasion, and objection-handling techniques. Unlock the secrets of sales psychology to empower yourself and your team, driving enrollment and fostering lasting customer loyalty.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Commercial Jazz

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Art of Transitions: Choreo

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Explore transitions in choreography with Diane Gudat as she delves into using momentum, resistance, and phrasing to enhance your dancers' quality of movement.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Children’s Hip Hop: Progressions & Grooves

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

Enjoy lunch with friends and fellow attendees at one of the many available food outlets at Mohegan Sun.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Business is Business: Five Difficult Truths You Will Want to Hear

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join us for 'Business is Business: Five Difficult Truths You Will Want to Hear,' a candid seminar for dance studio owners. Explore key truths, from setting boundaries with customers to embracing failure. Gain insights on managing emotions, learning from mistakes, and fostering respect in your business relationships. Don't miss this opportunity for growth and success.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Optimizing Your Team: Strategic Staff Recruitment & Onboarding

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Unlock the secrets of effective staff recruitment and onboarding in this insightful seminar. Learn how to transform your recruitment process into a powerful marketing tool, craft compelling job descriptions, and implement comprehensive onboarding strategies to ensure long-term success for your team.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Latin Jazz

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Guiding Your Dancers into Higher Ed

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Explore the myriad opportunities for dancers in higher education with Rhonda Miller from Pace University. Discover how to mentor students interested in pursuing dance as a lifelong career amidst a wealth of options. Gain insights on navigating the journey from high school to college for your aspiring dancers.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Preschool Jazz Class

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dancing to Perfection: Implementing Quality Assurance Systems

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Tailored for dance studio owners and administrators, this session focuses on building reliable systems for autonomous staff operations. Explore SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) development, technology integration, staff empowerment, feedback collection, audits, and action plans. Gain confidence in team consistency and high standards.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

FINANCIAL Q&A Ask Me Anything

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Dive into the world of dance studio finances with expert Sean Dever. Explore budgeting, pricing, investments, and accounting tailored to your needs. Get personalized insights and answers to your burning questions. Don't miss this opportunity to level up your financial knowledge.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Improvisation

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hip Hop: Movement Exploration

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Explore the art of improvisation, partner resistance exercises, and freestyle techniques drawn from hip hop. Combined with choreography, dancers delve into their own movements and learn to apply them effectively.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Understanding Inclusivity & Shaping Dancer Identity

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Discover strategies for fostering an inclusive learning space and nurturing dancer identity beyond the studio. Join Danscend co-founders Kristin Deiss and Michelle Loucadoux to explore methods for celebrating students' multifaceted selves, enhancing mental wellness, and promoting a supportive environment. Gain insights and practical exercises for student and studio success.

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the exhibitors to see the latest products and services in the dance industry.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit our exhibitors who help to make the DanceLife Teacher Conference possible.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PANEL: Bridging the Gap: Generational Leadership

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Rhee leads a panel discussion on generational leadership with Hedy & Liza Perna and June & Morgan Lawrence.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BUSINESS LAB: Studio Owners 10 Years of Less | Studio Management Strategies / Financial Strategies

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join us for a special 2-hour session tailored for newer studio owners. Part 1, presented by Erin Mosqueda, addresses financial preparedness, retirement planning, and budgeting essentials. Part 2, led by Jessica Canino, delves into early studio management dos and don'ts, fostering professional relationships, and setting policies for long-term success.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Musical Theater Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Smart Conflict Resolution Strategies for Parent & Student Communication

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Explore effective communication strategies for dance educators with parents and students, navigating complex interpersonal dynamics in the dance learning environment. Gain conflict resolution techniques, de-escalation tactics, and insights on setting professional boundaries and policies. Join Danscend co-founders Kristin Deiss and Michelle Loucadoux for invaluable tips on handling challenging situations.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Choreo Workshop: Formations & Patterns

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AI in the Dance Studio: Optimize Efficiency & Streamline Administration

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Moses Webb presents AI for Dance Studios, revealing how AI streamlines studio administration. Explore AI applications across various studio functions. Discover how AI can enhance efficiency and innovation. Don't miss this opportunity to leverage AI for smoother studio operations and greater success.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Progressions & Across-the-Floor Tips & Tricks

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nurturing Our Dancers' Spirits

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Choreo Talk

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

In 2024, choreography continues to evolve, pushing boundaries and embracing individuality. To break out of the box and create truly inspiring art, choreographers must tap into their unique creativity and authenticity. It's about drawing inspiration from others while staying true to one's own artistic vision, creating movements that resonate deeply with the soul rather than following fleeting trends.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DINNER

Enjoy dinner with friends and fellow attendees at one of the many food outlets at Mohegan Sun.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Owner Onstage: Roleplay Fun for Dance Studio Owners & Teachers

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Hedy Perna for an engaging session exploring diverse perspectives on handling parental and dancer queries. Suitable for teachers, owners, and administrators, this interactive experience promises both laughter and valuable insights into effective communication strategies. Don't miss this chance to enhance your skills and enjoy the learning journey!

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Studio Owner Jeopardy!

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Teri Mangiaratti for Studio Owner Jeopardy, a thrilling game where teams buzz in to tackle questions on dance studio ownership. Laugh, learn, and connect with fellow studio owners worldwide in this exciting and interactive session!

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Teacher Hangout

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Join Rhee for a motivational session celebrating teachers' influence on the next generation. Discover how to maintain enthusiasm and fulfillment in your role while realizing the impact you make. This session offers insights and strategies to sustain passion and purpose throughout your teaching journey.

Day 2 July 25, 2024
7:15 am - 8:15 am

Morning Inspiration

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Sandi's morning motivation is a highlight for DLTC attendees. Begin your day infused with her infectious positive energy, setting the perfect tone for a day filled with inspiration and productivity.

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Positively Engage the Preschooler of Today

BALLROOM D

Presented by Ready Set Dance: Learn effective strategies for structuring engaging preschool classes, utilizing props and dynamics to maintain children's interest, as well as gaining teaching tips to foster developmental milestones, confidence, and creativity in an adaptive learning environment.

7:15 am - 8:15 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Complimentary continental breakfast and opportunity to visit the exhibitors

8:15 am - 1:30 pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit our exhibitors and see products and services from leaders in the dance industry.

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Back to Basics Marketing

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Explore the core principles of marketing dance. Beyond social media, websites offer myriad options, but understanding your demographic's needs and crafting compelling copy and graphics are paramount. Effective marketing isn't about quantity but rather identifying what truly resonates with your audience.

8:15 am - 9:15 am

There's An Acronym for That

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join us for Acronym 101, a crash course for business owners and administrators on essential acronyms like KPI, SEO, CRM, ROI, and P&L. Get a handle on the basics and never feel lost in conversations again. Let's decode the jargon together. If you know, you know!

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Progressive Stacking Method of Teaching

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Join Diane Gudat as she introduces the progressive stacking method of teaching. Discover how to build a strong foundation for learning by understanding the pathway to progress and effectively stacking movements. Explore how to integrate this approach into your syllabus for optimized student advancement.

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Jazz: Technique & Combo

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Musical Theater: Ages 7-9

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Visionary Leader: Crafting & Realizing Your Studio’s Future

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Uncover the secrets to fostering a studio environment that not only attracts your dream families but also repels disruptive elements. Stacey shares invaluable leadership tactics designed to unite your team in achieving studio success, liberating you to focus on teaching and tasks that ignite your passion, free from constant firefighting

9:15 am - 10:15 am

No More Excuses

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Lyndzi urges studio owners to overcome obstacles and seize control of their business trajectory. It's time to shed excuses and take proactive steps toward realizing your studio's potential. Your journey to success starts with taking ownership of your goals and aspirations.

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ballet: Stability & Body Awareness

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM D

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Tap: Classic Paddle & Roll Pocket Warmup

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM B

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Preschool Teacher Survival Kit

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Equip yourself with a preschool teacher survival kit with essential tips and tools to navigate big emotions, challenging behaviors, and difficult caregivers with confidence and ease.

10:15 am - 11:15 am

KEYNOTE: A 60-Year DanceLife and a Journey to the Future

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

11:15 am - 11:45 am

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the exhibitors who help to make DanceLife Teacher Conference possible.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Stage Ready: Strategies for Spectacular Recitals

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join us as the master of recitals, Hedy, unveils her secrets to success. From dressing rooms to the stage, she shares strategies and systems to leave a lasting impression and maximize profits. Discover a wealth of ideas to enhance your performances and keep audiences raving!

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Principles of Design for Effective Marketing

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Learn the essentials of design for dance professionals, covering principles, elements, and mediums like web, print, and digital marketing. Dive into successful case studies, branding strategies, practical tips, and Q&A. Leave equipped with resources and actionable steps to enhance studio materials and engage your audience effectively.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Contemporary

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Musical Theater

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Tiny Tumblers Tumbling & Preschool Acro

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

SPECIAL EVENT! “Lunch w/ Rhee & Friends

MAIN STAGE - BALLROOM C

Embark on a unique journey with Rhee Gold as he engages in a special discussion alongside some of the pioneers of dance education. Delve into the rich history and story-telling gaining insights from trailblazers in the field. Pre-order a delightful box lunch for added convenience.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Inspire and Impact: Motivational Talk

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Liz for a special motivational talk tailored for studio owners. Drawing from her experience in the classroom, interactions with parents and dancers, she delivers thought-provoking insights that will ignite your passion and leave a lasting impact. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and empowered.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Ballet

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Song & Dance Production Part 1

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Experience the magic of theater in this unique choreography workshop led by Broadway dancer Thommie Retter. Over two sessions, participants will participate in the creation, choreography, and staging of a theatrical production featuring song and dance. A great opportunity to head home with a fully choreographed production for your show!

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Epic Rhythms: Leading a Dance Powerhouse

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Michelle and Rhee in a candid discussion on building mega-studios, exploring the scalability, staffing challenges, and strategic insights needed for success. Gain valuable perspectives whether you're considering expansion or content with your current size. Benefit from Michelle's business strategies and Rhee's industry expertise for informed decision-making.

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

BUSINESS LAB: All Things Finance | Elevating Your Studio's Financial Health / Succession Planning

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join us for a special 2-hour session, "All Things Finance." In Part 1, Erin Mosqueda delves into elevating your studio's financial health, exploring saving strategies, client retention, and advanced budgeting techniques. In Part 2, Sean Dever discusses succession planning, offering insights into preparing your business for transition. Don't miss this comprehensive financial exploration.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Out-of-the-Box Teaching: Igniting Passion & Progress

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Heather Wanner introduces effective strategies for identifying and nurturing each dancer's strengths, instilling the confidence needed to overcome obstacles and foster growth.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Jazz Funk

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM D

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Song & Dance Production Part 2

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Experience the magic of theater in this unique choreography workshop led by Broadway dancer Thommie Retter. Over two sessions, participants will participate in the creation, choreography, and staging of a theatrical production featuring song and dance. A great opportunity to head home with a fully choreographed production for your show!

2:45 pm - 5:15 pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit our exhibitors and learn more about their products and services.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Lead Conversion Mastery: Turning Prospects into Students

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Uncover powerful follow-up techniques to convert leads into loyal students. Explore personalized communication strategies, email marketing tips, and effective follow-up systems. Elevate your enrollment rates and cultivate a devoted student base with these proven methods for nurturing prospects.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Across the Floor Pullbacks, Variations & Grab Offs

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM B

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the exhibitors who help to make DanceLife Teacher Conference possible

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Hip Hop

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Dance Making 101

CABARET THEATER

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Streamlining Costume Management

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Whether you're a dance studio owner, administrator, or involved in costume management logistics, this presentation is tailored to meet your needs. Pam will empower you with practical solutions enhancing studio efficiency and financial well-being. She will introduce a comprehensive system honed over a decade, focused on administrative simplification and cost savings.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

"Heels Class!"

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Getting the Most from Your Music

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Unlock the full potential of your music with Diane as she shares her philosophy on utilizing sound to elevate and complement your choreography.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Children’s Tap Technique & Progressions

PRESCHOOL / CHIILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Dance Making 101

PRESCHOOL / CHILDEN'S - CABARET THEATER

Discover seamless ways to integrate dance making into all class formats, ages, and skill levels. Utilizing improvisation and composition exercises, explore methods to nurture artistic expression, creativity, and self-reliance in your young dancers. Led by Andrea Trench.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

What I'm Looking for in a Good Admin

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Michelle Soutier, CEO of Miller Street Dance Studios, for insights on effective studio management. Learn the keys to administrative excellence and how harmonious coordination between admins and directors can elevate studio success. Don't miss this essential seminar for dance studio administrators."

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

BREAK - PREPARE FOR GALA

Time to "freshen up" and get ready for an evening of celebration and fun!

7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

EXHIBITOR RAFFLE & COCKTAIL HOUR

EXHIBIT HALL

COCKTAIL HOUR: Fun, music and prizes!! Join our exhibitors to win fabulous raffle prizes and socialize with fellow attendees. Cash Bar Available

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

DanceLife Gala 224

MAIN STAGE - UNCASVILLE BALLROOM

For over two decades, the DLTC Gala has been a beacon of inspiration for teachers, studio owners, and dance enthusiasts alike. Featuring exciting performances, esteemed guests, and heartfelt tributes, it's a joyous occasion to celebrate the beauty of dance and the bonds within our community.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Dance Making 101

CABARET THEATER

Day 3 July 26, 2024
7:45 am - 8:45 am

Morning Inspiration

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Sandi's morning motivation is a highlight for DLTC attendees. Begin your day infused with her infectious positive energy, setting the perfect tone for a day filled with inspiration and productivity.

7:45 pm - 8:45 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Complimentary continental breakfast and opportunity to visit the exhibitors

8:45 am - 9:30 am

DLTC Morning Show w/ Geo Hubela

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Geo for some fun to kickstart your morning!

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit our exhibitors and see products and services from leaders in the dance industry.

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dance Industry Stats: Trends and Transformations

BUSINESS 1 - MAINSTAGE

Rhee Gold's DanceLife is excited to reveal the outcomes of detailed surveys targeted at studio owners and dance teachers. This two-hour session promises to unveil new statistics and insights, offering a deep dive into areas of dance education that are rarely explored. Rhee Gold will present these fresh findings, discussing their impact on our industry and examining the trends that are shaping the future of dance businesses and teaching practices. Join us for an enlightening exploration of what these results mean for our community and the path forward.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

A Blueprint to Increase Customer Loyalty

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Customized AcroDance: Unique Twists for Advanced Acro

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

Designed with a focus on the advanced dancers, this class explores the fusion of unique variations and limbering techniques with classical dance. Discover how to seamlessly integrate limbering movements into intricate routines, empowering dancers to imbue their individual style and creativity, elevating their performance with a distinctive artistic flair.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Alternative Jazz

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Shake Up Your Warm Up

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

Unleash the power of the BrainDance to craft dynamic and efficient warm-ups. Discover how this framework streamlines lesson planning, optimizes class time, and enhances dance artistry and technique. Join Andrea Trench for insights into creating engaging and effective warm-ups that elevate your classes.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Administrative Approach: First Steps to Systemize Your Studio

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Join us for a special administrator session focused on "The First Step to Systemizing Your Studios." Delve into the basics of understanding, building, tracking, and innovating processes. Whether you're starting from scratch or refining existing systems, this session will provide invaluable insights to streamline your studio operations.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

“Close to the Floor” Tap Drills

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM B

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Broadway Ballet

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM D

Applying ballet technique and the art of storytelling for Broadway and beyond. Engage your students in the many ways ballet is used in the entertainment industry.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hip Hop Adult Program Curriculum

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the exhibitors who help to make DanceLife Teacher Conference possible.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PANEL: Faculty Retention & Incentives

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Join Teri Mangiaratti as she moderates a panel discussion on faculty retention & incentives, featuring panelists Pam Simpson and Michelle Soutier. Discover success strategies for fostering long-term faculty and staff employment, explore effective incentives, and learn retention strategies to keep employees satisfied for years to come.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Canadian Gathering

BUSINESS 2 NPP

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hip Hop: Progressions & Combo Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM B

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jazz Dance Lab

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM D

Ray leads DLTC attendees on a journey through Jazz history, exploring its origins, technique, and class structure. Dive into the essence of Jazz dance, its evolution, and fostering inclusivity in the dance room. Discover the rich tapestry of Jazz and its impact on the dance world.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Preschool Ballet Class

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

LUNCH

Enjoy lunch with friends and fellow attendees at one of the many available food outlets at Mohegan Sun.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Magnetic Offers: Creating Irresistible Deals

BUSINESS 1 - BALLROOM C

Discover the art of creating compelling promotions in this dynamic seminar. From package deals to exclusive memberships, learn how to captivate your audience and drive revenue. Elevate your studio's profitability by attracting more students with irresistible offers tailored for success.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Unlocking the Power of the Working Genius Model

BUSINESS 2 - NPP

Unlock the power of the Working Genius Model for dance studio owners and managers. Success hinges on team effectiveness, requiring talent, dedication, structure, and motivation. Learn how Patrick Lencioni's model transforms team dynamics. Discover the five working genius types and apply them to cultivate a well-rounded team. Gain insights from real-life examples to integrate this model into your business.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tap Warm Up & Progressions

MOVEMENT 2 - BALLROOM B

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Broadway Combo Int / Adv

MOVEMENT 1 - BALLROOM D

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Preschool Recital Routines

PRESCHOOL / CHILDREN'S - CABARET THEATER

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

And One More Thing . . .

MAIN STAGE - UNCASVILLE BALLROOM

Join us for the final gathering, a celebration of our shared passion. Expect laughter, tears, and inspiration as we reflect on our journey. Rhee will impart his thoughts, and attendees are invited to share their experiences. Don't miss this chance to gather to celebrate the DLTC experience.

I.D.E.A. Member Workshop Day July 27, 2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

I.D.E.A. Day

I.D.E.A. Day is an exclusive event for members of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association. This one-day intensive is for studio owners and administrators is led by industry experts Kristian Altuve and Bryce Conlan with a two-hour marketing & retention session to provide invaluable insights into optimizing your studio's growth and client retention strategies. Additionally, delve into a unique three-hour action plan, guided workshop where you'll have the opportunity to select and refine three actionable concepts or ideas inspired by DLTC, ensuring a tangible plan for implementation upon your return. This interactive session will facilitate strategic brainstorming and goal-setting, empowering you to actualize your aspirations effectively. Rounded off with Rhee's motivational address and special presentations, I.D.E.A. Day promises to be a transformative experience, equipping you with the tools and inspiration to elevate your dance enterprise to new heights.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2024 (Instagram Post)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Brian & Faye Foley

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce the recipients of the DLTC 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award! Hailing from Toronto, Brian and Faye Foley have left an enduring mark on the dance education world for over five decades. Their roles as teachers, studio owners, choreographers, and founders of the ADAPT syllabi, which is taught in classrooms across North America, have been transformative. Their Teacher’s Training School has certified over 1,200 dance teachers. On a personal note, I am honored to have known both Brian and Faye since I was seven years old. They have significantly influenced my passion for dance and dance education. I am just one of thousands who have been inspired by these two genuine dance masters! ~Rhee Gold

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$100 deposit holds your spot!

Fees Include

  • All classes, seminars and special events as well as downloadable notes
  • 90-day on demand access to the entire conference
  • Three-day complimentary continental breakfast
  • One Gala Event ticket
Individual Teacher or Studio Owner $699
Whether you are a studio owner or teacher, the DLTC will offer you the inspiration you need! Learn, grow and become the best you can be. Refundable $100 deposit holds your spot!
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Team 2 - 4 Members
$669
Perfect for studio owners to register their administrators, faculty or significant other to make the conference a team experience! Refundable $100 deposit (per attendee) holds your spot!
Team 5 + Members
$639
We are the perfect event for ALL your teachers, administrative staff and those who have a hand in the success of your school!
Refundable $100 deposit (per attendee) holds your spot!
Organizations & Large Groups
Group discounts for 10 or more, please contact Greg Bettencourt: greg@rheegold.com. We invite dance education organizations or other large groups to participate.

Who can attend? Dance teachers and studio owners; it is not an event for students. Minimum age is 18. Studio owners may register assistant teachers ages 16 & 17 for the movement tracks.

What airport should I use? Hartford, CT (BDL) or Providence, RI (PVD)

Questions? Contact greg@rheegold.com

Would you like to be an exhibitor? Contact Greg@rheegold.com for options.