I.D.E.A. Founder



Rhee Gold is a true pioneer in the dance industry.  His philosophies for the classroom, inspiring students, successful studio ownership and respect for all dance teachers, along with his unmatched passion for dance education have changed the way thousands of teachers and school owners perceive and approach their profession. The dance field’s first motivational speaker, he has traveled the world presenting inspirational conferences and business seminars, as well as keynote addresses for symposiums and conventions across the globe.

Rhee’s accomplishments in the dance industry are numerous and prestigious. He is a published author, writing The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance: An Insider’s Secrets to Personal Reward and Financial Success, now in its second printing.  He is the publisher of Dance Studio Life Magazine, with a worldwide readership of over 66,000.  He is the founder and director of the DanceLife Retreat Center, DanceLife Teacher Conference and now the International Dance Educators Association.  Prior to these ventures Rhee directed and owned several dance studios and founded and directed the American Dance Awards.

Rhee currently resides in Norton, MA where the DanceLife Retreat Center is located.

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