Hello, everyone! I'm beyond thrilled to launch this blog and reconnect with my lifelong love for writing. Let me take you on a journey back to where it all began.
Beneath the Tree: A Startling Discovery
It all started when I was just a curious 11 or 12-year-old. One day, I complained to my mother about feeling bored. In her wisdom, she gave me an unusual suggestion: "Go sit under a tree and write something." At the time, I thought it was a strange idea, but I decided to give it a try.
Little did I know that beneath that tree, I would discover a passion for writing. The simple act of putting words on paper opened up a world of creativity and self-expression that I had never known before. From that day forward, I was hooked.
Early Steps in the Dance of Words
As I grew older, my love for writing continued. I found a niche in the world of dance, a realm where movement and expression merged seamlessly with the written word. It led me to contribute to several dance publications, including Dance Teacher and Dancer. I felt privileged to share my insights and experiences with fellow dance enthusiasts.
A Columnist's Journey: Dance Magazine
My journey as an education columnist for Dance Magazine was a pivotal chapter in my writing career. It was here that I honed my ability to convey the nuances of dance education, sharing ideas and techniques that resonated with dance teachers and studio owners worldwide. Writing became not just a passion but a purpose—to inspire and elevate the art of dance education.
The Birth of Goldrush: Nurturing a Community
The seeds were sown, and they grew into something beautiful. I founded the Goldrush, initially a newsletter for dance teachers and studio owners. This humble beginning marked the birth of a community centered around dance education. The Goldrush became a source of knowledge, inspiration, and camaraderie.
Dance Studio Life: A Dream Realized
The journey didn't stop there. In time, the Goldrush evolved into Dance Studio Life magazine, a publication that would become one of the largest and most influential in the industry. For 14 incredible years, we shared stories, insights, and wisdom, enriching the lives of dance educators everywhere.
The End of an Era: Closing Dance Studio Life
In 2018, with a heavy heart, I made the difficult decision to close the doors of Dance Studio Life magazine. The print magazine industry was facing immense challenges, and it was time to adapt to the changing times. Though it was a bittersweet farewell, it was a necessary step forward.
Rekindling the Flame: Writing Once More
One thing I've missed dearly in the years since is the chance to write. The act of "choreographing" words and sharing ideas is a form of satisfaction that's hard to replicate. But now, I'm ready. Each week, I'm eager to share my opinions, thoughts, and ideas with all of you. My hope is that my words will continue to inspire, just as they have throughout my journey.
Join Me on this New Adventure
I invite you to embark on this new adventure with me. Be sure to sign up to receive an email version of each blog post as soon as it's available. Together, we'll explore a world of creativity, inspiration, and dance—a world where words dance on the page, just as we dance on the stage.
Thank you for joining me on this exciting new chapter. Let's write, inspire, and make every word count.
Have a great day and enjoy the journey--Rhee
Rhee Gold, a veteran in the field of dance education, has dedicated over five decades to this art form. As the child of a dance teacher and studio owner, his passion for dance ignited early. Over the years, he has contributed significantly to the dance community through his roles as an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Notable accomplishments include publishing Dance Studio Life magazine and writing influential columns. Rhee Gold's experience and insights have made him a trusted figure for dance teachers, studio owners, and enthusiasts worldwide, emphasizing the profound impact of dance education.