Info & FAQs

About the DanceLife Retreat Center

Teacher Training Retreats

Real teachers' classes designed to offer attendees curriculum, classroom strategies, combinations, choreography and more for a variety of ages and styles. The classes offer the "how-to" of passing the material on to your students. The up-close and personal approach which offers individual attention and the ability to ask questions or dialogue with your teachers will enhance your learning experience. The objective of each retreat is to assist each attendee in becoming the best teacher that they can be. Participants may observe or participate in the classes.

Teacher training retreats are open to all who teach dance. Attendees may register independently or school owners may register their faculty. All participants will receive a continuing education certificate at the completion of the seminar.


Business Owner Retreats

Rhee Gold's business owner seminars have helped thousands of school owners to reach their full potential both financially and as confident leaders of successful businesses. As the dance education field evolves, Gold takes attendees through the latest and most important strategies to stay on top. New and seasoned school owners gain enormous benefits from the flow of fresh ideas, brainstorming opportunities and personal attention; all in a comfortable atmosphere designed to rejuvenate your dance and business spirit.

Business owner retreats are open to school owners only, however, a school owner can register their studio managers, significant others, or those associated with the business side of the school. All participants will receive a continuing education certificate at the completion of the seminar.

It's all taken care of . . .

The retreat experience includes complimentary meals, snacks and beverages. We accommodate both vegetarian and gluten free options when reserved two weeks prior to the event. Contact Lisa Kirlis or 508.285.6650 for special meal requests.

Fees cover round-trip transportation from the hotel to the retreat center and all notes or manuals for the retreat.

Group or Multiple Seminar Discounts

(excludes Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certification)
15% discount if fees total $1,300 to $1,699
20% discount if fees total $1,700 to $1,999
25% discount if fees total $2,000 or more

NEW! Double Dose: Both Business Seminars (single attendee)
Save 15%
NEW! Double Dose: Both Back to Basics (single attendee) Save 15%

NEW! Summer UNLIMITED pass $2500 (non-transferable: no other discounts will apply; excludes Rhythm Works) BUY NOW!

Rhythm Works Certification Discounts Register two or more teachers, the first is full price and all others are 15% off.

To encourage group participation the retreat center has negotiated with our host hotel to allow up to 4 guests per room at one low rate.

NOTE: No discounts can be combined; one discount per registration 

DanceLife Retreat Center Fees | Faculty | Dates

July 8 & 9 | $499 | Rhee Gold & Maureen Gelchion

July 10-13 | $796 | Drew Burgess, Tiffany Henderson, Julie Kay Stallcup & Becca Retter

July 14 & 15 | $398 | Drew Burgess, Thelma Goldberg & Kaelyn Gray

July 18-20 | $597 | Rennie Gold, Derrick Schrader & Jackie Sleight

July 21 | $199 | Scott Fowler

July 22-24 | $699 | Rhee Gold, Hedy Perna & TBA

3-DAY BACK TO BASICS RETREAT (with tumbling)
July 26-28 | $597 | Melissa Hoffman, Pam Simpson & Julie Kay Stallcup

July 29-31 | $849 | Tricia Gomez and special guests

Retreat Accommodations

The DanceLife Retreat Center provides free shuttle service to and from the Holiday Inn Taunton located less than 2 miles from the retreat center. Special rates are offered to attendees.

The summer rate is: $118.00 - $139.00 (depending on day of week - Mon, Thu, Fri & Sun nights: $118; Tue, Wed & Sat nights: $139) + 11.7 % tax (single, double, triple or quad occupancy). Reservations at this rate must be made at least 30 days prior to the event.

Reservations are made by contacting the Retreat Center directly at 508.285.6650 (9-5 EST) or completing the Hotel Reservation Form and e-mailing it to or faxing it to 508.285.3179.

DanceLife Retreat Center Brochure

General Information

DanceLife Retreat Center attendees must be a minimum of 18 years old to register for the business owner retreats /16 years old for teacher training retreats.

Attendees may observe or participate in movement classes.

A $100.00 refundable (through May 1, 2017) deposit (per guest) will hold a reservation. Special payment plans can be arranged at time of registration.

Proof of ownership may be required for the "studio owner" seminars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the age requirements?

Minimum age is 16 for teacher retreats and age 18 for business owner retreats. Please be aware that the hotel requires that at least one guest staying in a reserved room be 21 years of age or older.

Please note that the DanceLife Retreat Center is not an option for advanced students seeking master classes; the objective is on training teachers the hows and whys of teaching the movement from preschool through advanced levels.

Q: What is the closest airport?

A: The retreat center is conveniently located between the Boston (Logan) and Providence (Green) airports, about 35-40 miles to either one. To get from the airport to the Retreat Center, you can rent a car, or utilize our preferred car service, MCS Limousine. Advance reservations are required -- just email your flight itinerary along with your request for transportation to, letting them know you are coming to the DanceLife Retreat Center. (Or call them at 508-697-0850.) The cost will be a maximum of $85 plus tip + tolls one way, totaling about $110, but this cost may be less if they can group our attendees together for trips between the airport and the Retreat Center. You will be charged by us after the event weekend, so we can maximize any discounts we can get.

Q: What is the attire?

A: Think casual for the entire seminar; comfortable dance attire if you choose to participate in movement classes. We prefer no shoes (except for tap classes) when inside the retreat center; ballet shoes, socks, flip-flops, or bare feet are fine. Bring a sweater or light jacket for a possible evening, outdoor seminar.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Bring a notebook, laptop, or tablet to take notes; video devices may be used during certain sessions. Please confirm with the speaker/teacher.

Q: What is the address and telephone number for the DanceLife Retreat Center?

A: 155 Pine Street, Norton, MA 02766. The telephone is 508.285.6650.

Q: What is the address and telephone number for the Holiday Inn Taunton (host hotel)?

A: 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780. 508.823.0430