Competition: A Fresh Perspective (Business Retreat)
Competition: A Fresh Perspective - July 8 (Business Owner and Teacher Retreat)
“At times, dance competition gets a bad rap. As a dancer who grew up in competition, taught students who compete and directed competitions for 24 years, I believe that when it’s done the right way and for the right reasons it is an invaluable life experience.” ~Rhee Gold
Dedicate a day to re-evaluating everything from why we compete to how we can improve the experience for EVERYONE involved. We’ll head into uncharted territories with a fresh perspective on how we structure our programs and make them more profitable while we maintain the educational, financial and less-stressful aspects.
Who can attend: Studio Owners, Office Managers and Teachers
From the moment the retreat begins you'll be among friends who are focused on being the best that they can be inside and outside of the studio. The DanceLife Retreat Center is a 7,000-square foot log and stone residence featuring a gorgeous studio and meeting space. It creates the perfect atmosphere to grow and study. The fully restored stone fireplaces, beautiful lodge décor, outstanding landscape and acres of pine trees create a sense of peace from the moment you arrive.
FEATURING: Patty Neal & Rhee Gold
* seminar fee includes: complimentary meals, transportation to and from the hotel & all notes and/or manuals.
|Sunday, July 8|
A bit of self-reflection to determine the reason we choose to compete.
From minimal time and financial commitment to more intense involvement, explore a variety
of competitive programs that you could initiate at your school.
|10:45-12:15||Dollars & Sense|
It’s OK to cover your expenses or even make a profit.
A concentrated look at the financial side of competition. We’ll explore entry and/or rehearsal
fees, bundling options, costume profit, selling groups/classes versus
solos and so much more.
|12:15-12:30||Short Q & A|
Based on your competitive philosophy, which type of events best serve your culture?
How do you audition or choose who can participate? Explore traditional and
innovative ideas to change things up and/or open the doors to more students.
|2:45-3:30||Make Peace with Parents|
It is possible to build allies...
What does appropriate mean to you?
|4:00-5:00||It's Up to You|
Learn approaches to lead a team of faculty and dancers who recognize that competition
can be a positive educational and life experience.
|7:00-8:30||It's Part of What we Do, But Not All We Do|
COMPETITION: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
July 8 | $249 | Patty Neal & Rhee Gold
REJUVENATE YOUR DANCE TEACHER SPIRIT
July 9 & 10 | $399 | Sandi Duncan & Rhee Gold
July 11 & 12 | $499 | Hedy Perna & Rhee Gold
JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATER & CONTEMPORARY TOO
July 13 & 14 | $399 | Drew Burgess, Billy Griffin, Katie Kozul & Rhee Gold
TECHNIQUE TUNE UP
July 15 & 16 | $399 | Drew Burgess, Kathy Kozul & Rhee Gold
CREATING YOUR DREAM TEAM
July 17 & 18 | $499 | Maureen Gelchion & Teri Mangiaratti
July 19 - 21 | $699 | Rhee Gold with special guests: Ian Hockley, Jessica Michaels & Denele Sweet