South Dakota Studio Owners Celebrates 10th Anniversary with DLTC Trip

Shari Trujillo of On Your Toes School of Dancing in Rapid City, South Dakota, will be celebrating her studio’s 10th anniversary with a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, to attend the DanceLife Teacher Conference—thanks to a video contest scholarship sponsored by Hollywood Connection Dance Convention and Competition.

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On My Mind

We are in conference mode here at the Rhee Gold Company and Dance Studio Life. What started as Project Motivate with 20 attendees in 1998 has morphed into the DanceLife Teacher Conference, which attracts more than 700 teachers, school owners, and studio managers from across the United States and Canada, and from as far away as Italy and Australia.

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Click! | New DanceLife Teacher Conference website

The next DanceLife Teacher Conference is coming up this summer, held August 1 through 4, at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. And now you can see the most updated schedules and faculty roster at the brand-new DanceLife Teacher Conference website. Visit dancelifeteacherconference.com, and come back for updates!

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DLTC’s Joe Tremaine: Putting the Pizazz in Jazz

Joe Tremaine started dancing when he was 4, and hasn’t stopped since. Today, the charismatic, 6-foot-tall professional performer, master teacher, studio owner, friend of stars, and convention/competition owner can still pack a studio filled with eager students of all ages, and will certainly do so next summer at the DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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2-Way Street for Studio Owners

One of the benefits of attending conferences is the opportunity to network—to make new professional contacts, share ideas, and develop new friendships. That’s what happened to me at the 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference. It was my first time presenting a seminar at a major conference, and it was also when I met Melanie Gibbs, owner of Boca Dance Studio in Boca Raton, Florida. She and I have since formed a great mentoring relationship, and best of all, a friendship.

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EditorSpeak

By Cheryl Ossola and Karen White Are We Having Fun Yet? This summer at the DanceLife Teacher Conference I was reminded of a good practice that’s easy to forget: if you want to engage people—in just about anything—make it fun. I can thank Dance Studio Life editorial assistant Arisa White . . .

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Maureen Gelchion and Anthony Corso to Offer Income Advice at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Maureen Gelchion and her husband, Anthony Corso, directors of Astoria Dance Centre Inc. in Queens, New York, will lead a discussion of “Generating Income: Acting, Voice, and Music Programs” July 30 at the DanceLife Teacher Conference. This year’s nationwide gathering of dance teachers and school owners will be held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Art, Nancy, and Ashley Stone on the Faculty at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Raise any issue in the dance field—about competitions, costumes, teaching, studio ownership, you name it—and someone in the Stone family is bound to have dealt with it. Attendees at the DanceLife Teacher Conference will share the hands-on expertise of Art and Nancy Stone and their daughter Ashley at this year’s nationwide gathering of dance teachers and school owners, to be held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Leap’n Learn Co-Creators Beverly F. Spell and Annie W. Spell, PH.D, Team up at 2011 Dancelife Teacher Conference

Beverly F. Spell and Annie W. Spell, PhD, co-authors of the popular Leap ’N Learn syllabus for early childhood dance education, will offer tips on teaching dance studios’ youngest customers at the DanceLife Teacher Conference. This year’s nationwide gathering of dance teachers and school owners will be held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Hedy Perna Returns to Share her Business Savvy at the 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Longtime studio owner Hedy Perna returns this year to the DanceLife Teacher Conference faculty lineup. Dance teachers and school owners from across the United States can expect to hear her practical and to-the-point advice on studio business issues at the conference, held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona from July 30 through August 2.

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Laurie Johnson, a Corporate Executive Turned Tapper, to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Laurie Johnson, a corporate executive who gave up a six-figure salary to pursue her love of tap dancing, will share advice drawn from both of her careers with dance teachers and school owners from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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Stacy Eastman to Teach Tap and Choreography at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Stacy Eastman, a highly sought after master teacher and judge across the United States and Canada, will share her expertise in choreography and teaching tap at the DanceLife Teacher Conference. This year’s conference for dance teachers and school owners across the United States will be held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Competition Judge and Studio Owner Larraine Susa to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Larraine Susa, who has taught and judged for all major dance organizations in the United States and Canada, will offer pointers on teaching jazz and lyrical dance to dance teachers from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 30 through August 2.

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Kathy Kozul, Teacher and Former Ballerina, Joins Faculty at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Kathy Kozul, a former member of Boston Ballet and Boston Repertory Ballet, will pack a lot of teaching into a day’s classes for dance teachers and school owners from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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George ‘Geo’ Hubela to Share Hip-Hop Teaching Tips at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

George “Geo” Hubela, who has performed with such pop icons as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez, will pass on his hip-hop expertise to dance teachers and school owners from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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Former ABT Principal and Boston Ballet Director Bruce Marks joins Faculty of 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Bruce Marks brings a hard-to-match combination of balletic star power and arts-administration expertise to the faculty of this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, which will bring dance teachers and school owners from across the United States to the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona from July 30 through August 2.

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Melissa Hoffman to offer Dollars-and-Cents Tips to Studios at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

School owner Melissa Hoffman will share some of the moneymaking skills she has learned in more than three decades of teaching dance with dance teachers and school owners from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Ellen Ferreira, President of Costume Gallery, to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Ellen Ferreira, president of Costume Gallery, a leading manufacturer of dance recital costumes, will conduct a seminar on “The Studio Owner as CEO” for dance teachers and school owners across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, held July 30 through August 2 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Competition Organizer and Jazz Expert Joe Tremaine to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Joe Tremaine, internationally known as a choreographer, teacher, and producer of dance conventions and competitions, will share his jazz teaching skills with dance teachers from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona July 30 through August 2.

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Former ABT Ballerina Roni Mahler to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Roni Mahler, who performed principal roles with American Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet of Washington, DC, will share ballet-teaching tips with dance teachers and school owners from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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Former “Tap Dogs” Performer Mike Wittmers Joins Faculty at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

Mike Wittmers, a former cast member of Tap Dogs, will bring his nearly three decades of tap dance expertise to this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference. The gathering of dance teachers from across the United States will be held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona July 30 through August 2.

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Sandi Duncan, Life Coach and Former Dance Studio Owner, to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     CONTACT:                                                                         Rhee Gold Company 508.285.6650                                                                          rheegold@aol.com SANDI DUNCAN, LIFE COACH AND FORMER DANCE STUDIO OWNER, TO TEACH AT 2011 DANCELIFE TEACHER CONFERENCE NORTON, MA, March 23, 2011 Sandi Duncan, a certified life coach and former dance studio owner, will share her insights on “Finding Balance, . . .

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Dr. Susan Biali, Life Coach, Author, and Wellness Expert, to Teach at 2011 Dancelife Teacher Conference

“Trust Yourself, Love Your Life” will be Dr. Susan Biali’s theme as the celebrated health and wellness expert, author, life coach—and flamenco dancer—delivers the keynote address at the DanceLife Teacher Conference.

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On My Mind

Looking back at the inception of Dance Studio Life and the entities now associated with it, including the conferences, seminars, and DanceLifeTV.com, I am humbled by the growth of these ventures and thankful for the support of so many dance people from throughout the world.

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Bright Biz Ideas | By the Book

The scene was the DanceLife Teacher Conference in Orlando, Florida, where studio owners were batting around moneymaking ideas. One had done well by selling studio refrigerator magnets. Another had drummed up business by leaving her brochures in real estate offices where newcomers to town would find them. Good ideas, but nothing that would pay for that dream vacation in Cozumel.

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Attendee Details 2010 Project Motivate

We are fast approaching Project Motivate, the Studio Edition and we’re so excited that you will be joining us! Attendees are coming from across the US and Canada from the following states and provinces, Alberta, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

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Danspirations: The Greatest Profession in the World with Rhee Gold

See Rhee Gold share his passion for teaching dance in this special keynote address at the 2009 DanceLife Teacher Conference presented to more 600 dance teachers and school owners from across the world. His words are thought-provoking, humorous, and refreshing as he reinforces all the reasons we have chosen to become dance educators in the first place. Viewers will feel rejuvenated as they listen to Gold explain why we’ve chosen the “greatest profession in the world!”

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Announcing . . . Project Motivate w/ Rennie & Rhee Gold

For the first time, Rennie and Rhee Gold join forces to bring the dance education field a unique inspirational experience. Rhee’s business and motivational seminars along with Rennie’s classroom and choreography concepts will bring attendees a continuing education experience like no other. Their passion for the art of dance and education is evident in all that they do. July 23-25 at the Gold School, Brockton, MA

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Living the High Life

Last August I attended the DanceLife Teacher Conference at the five-star Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, AZ. For myself, and I am guessing for most of the hundreds of dance teachers there, this was my first experience with a life of complete luxury and bliss.

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Dance in the Desert

An energetic vibe filled the air at the DanceLife Teacher Conference last August, with 585 attendees (mostly dance teachers, with a smattering of spouses and office managers) from the United States, Canada, Italy, and Mexico enjoying the luxe accommodations of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ.

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