Heading into 2015, I’m consumed with the logistics and planning for the next DanceLife Teacher Conference, coming up in late July/early August. To judge by this year’s roster of faculty and speakers, the theme for the 2015 DLTC should be “over the top.” In the two years between these events I run into many impressive people whose knowledge and skills would be perfect for the conference, and this time I went a little overboard. While creating the conference’s schedule (a daunting month-long project), I realized that accommodating a faculty of 38 and more than 125 classes, seminars, and special events meant expanding to four ballrooms. “Over the top” we go!
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.
In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Derrick Yanford.
In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Bruce Marks.
In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Sandi Duncan.
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.
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!
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.
Lori Shecter, DanceLife Teacher Conference speaker, can often be found in front of her computer, searching for the latest trends in schools, technology, branding, and creative design.
“I think teachers get so little feedback about the quality of their teaching, except after the fact. And so they need to learn to recognize when they’ve been successful day to day.
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.
Last year I was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Backdrops Fantastic to the DanceLife Teacher Conference, and I wanted to pass on my good fortune by doing something to help others. That’s when I got involved in Relay for Life.
Joe Tremaine is the quintessential jazz dance pro. Growing up in the New Orleans area, immersed in what he calls “the best music on Earth,” Tremaine danced his way to New York City and Europe.
For four days in July and August, dozens of master teachers, business experts, inspirational speakers, and entrepreneurs shared their secrets for success with more than 700 attendees at the latest DanceLife Teacher Conference.
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 . . .
The ICONic Boyz, a hip-hop and street jazz dance crew of 11- to 13-year-old boys, will wow attendees at the 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference during the Gala Luncheon performance on Monday, August 1.
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.
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.
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.
Yanford will teach intermediate and advanced contemporary warm-up and combo, as well as advanced contemporary, jazz progressions, turns, and jumps and advanced contemporary work and improvisation.
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.
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.
Being the owner and director of a thriving Wisconsin dance studio is just one of the business skills Misty Lown brings to the table as a faculty member at this year’s 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.
Longtime yoga instructor Beth Rigby, founder of the Yoga Meets Dance™ program, brings her expertise in meditation and expressive dance to the faculty of this year’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rhee Gold Company 508.285.6650 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, . . .
“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.
The DanceLife Teacher Conference grew out of an observation. As master teacher and convention owner Rhee Gold traveled the country in the late ’90s, he saw that dance teachers were feeling burned out and isolated in their field.
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.
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.
In this video, Rhee Gold shares his humor and passion for the dance teaching profession. It is an excerpt from his keynote speech at the 2009 DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, AZ
Rhee Gold is excited to welcome Bruce Marks, a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Danish Ballet who went on to lead Boston Ballet, to the faculty of the DanceLife Teacher Conference.
There is a passion that is deep in the soul of all dance people . . . it is a feeling that can’t be explained to those who do not dance. That is our gift and it is what we pass on to the next generation. How cool is that!!! Have a great day—Rhee
Lots of new info on the 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference, including faculty booked to date and and curriculum planned to date. Looking forward to seeing many of you in Scottsdale July 30-August 2 2011
The DanceLife Teacher Conference has announced faculty members and curriculum offerings for its sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona, from July 30 to August 2, 2011.
DanceLifeTV We all share our passion in different ways; that’s what makes the dance community so cool. To judge or to gossip about other dance people is unbecoming of those who claim to know the passion. Life is short; no time for gossip . . .
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.
Rhee Gold will present several seminars for various organizations in the summer and early fall. Please feel free to contact the organizations for more details on each event.
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!”
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
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.