Friday 9 – Monday 12 October 2009
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School

Don’t miss the pioneer of Dance Education in the USA, Rhee Gold, on his first visit to Australia; Rhee has inspired thousands of dance educators worldwide at his sell out conferences.
Publisher of Dance Studio Life magazine, Rhee Gold is a dance industry leader. Author of The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance, An Insider’s Secrets to Personal Reward and Financial Success, Gold’s book, has received rave reviews from thousands of teachers, school owners, universities and dance organizations. He has also served as a columnist for Dance Magazine.
At age 15 Mr. Gold became one of the field’s youngest master teachers, subsequently serving on the faculties of every major dance organization in the United States and Canada. He has served as president of Dance Masters of New England and as national president of Dance Masters of America.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Celebrate the Life – Saturday 10 October – 9.20am – 10.20am
Gold takes attendees on a journey back to the place where they discovered the passion for dance! He will rejuvenate the spirit that inspired us to be a dance educator in the first place. His presentation is frank, revealing and often humorous as he explores the joys and struggles that come with what he believes is the greatest profession in the world. You will discover a renewed sense of passion and confidence to accomplish your goals, both in the studio and in your personal life.
WORKSHOP: Marketing Bonanza – Saturday 10 October – 1.50pm – 5.20pm
Rhee Gold will explore the realities of who our market really is and how best to attract them to our classrooms. He offers fresh marketing concepts for everything from brochures to the Internet and everywhere in between.
WORKSHOP: Showtime – Sunday 11 October – 10.30am – 1.00pm
Concepts for presenting the best year-end performances possible. Gold offers ideas for themes, organization and making a final impression that will leave current students yearning to return and attracting new students to your classrooms. Gold believes that performances are one of the key ingredients in the recipe of success.
To find out more, or to register, please visit the Convention website via the links below; or contact the Convention Organisers, Integrated Event Productions via email emma@intep.com.au
Convention Information: www.atod.net.au/danceconvention
Convention Registration (teachers): www.atod.net.au/danceconvention/convention_registration
Master Class Registration (students): www.atod.net.au/danceconvention/master_class