About The Gold School
“The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for
the growing plant and the soul of the child.” ~ Carl Jung
At The Gold School our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for girls and boys to explore their creativity through dance.
Our staff of esteemed professional dancers offers exceptional dance instruction for children and young adults in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance.
Since it’s founding in 1964 by Sherry Gold, The GOLD School has sustained a remarkable reputation as an institution committed to dancers of all ages and abilities.
Acclaimed for her devotion to the consistent growth and evolution of dance education, Mrs. Gold’s pioneering philosophies solidified the foundation that five decades later still serves an ever growing community of young dance artists.
In 1996, the richness of her legacy was passed to a new generation under the leadership of Gold’s son, Rennie. While maintaining the school’s core values and commitment to quality, the last decade has seen Mr. Gold relentlessly pursue ground-breaking new programs that have propelled the school to the forefront of dance education.
The “First Steps” and “Classics” programs represent the founding ideal of the once a week, no audition necessary dance classes for boys, girls, teens and adults, culminating in a professionally produced recital each May.
Through audition or faculty recommendation, the unique “Project Moves” program offers dedicated young dance artists an exceptional array of intensive training and performance opportunities.
“Mind Body Soul” Summer Intensive affords eager students from around the country full week and multi-week summer programs with the prestigious in-house and guest faculty The GOLD School is so well known for.
With vision and wisdom, Rennie Gold and his extraordinary faculty have led numerous alumni to unprecedented artistic success. Graduates have been accepted to prominent summer programs, dance colleges/universities and are recipients of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts highest scholarship awards.
In addition to studying at these prestigious colleges and universities, many alumni are currently working in the most sought after dance roles and companies in the country.
Alum Kenny Wormald starred as Ren McCormick in Paramount Pictures 2011 release of Footloose, 12-year-old Noah Parets stars as “Billy” in the national tour of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, David and Jacob Guzman are currently appearing in the Disney’s hit Broadway show Newsies, Katie Kozul and Jules Joseph can be seen with one of America’s leading concert dance companies Hubbard Street, and both Kyle Robinson and Rory Freeman will appear in the national tour of the Shaping Sound Dance Company.
The Gold School’s alumni have drawn on the rigorous training and discipline instilled in them by our faculty, and the professionalism they developed as dance students at our studio to pursue their passion for dance even further at many esteemed institutions including:
- The Juilliard School
- The Ailey School
- Tisch School of the Arts
- SUNY Purchase
- The University of the Arts
- Marymount University
- Point Park University
- Princeton University
- The School of American Ballet
- North Carolina School of the Arts
Fellowships & Scholarships…
Alumni of The Gold School have also received prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including ones from:
- The Baryshnikov Arts Center
- The National Foundation for the Arts
TV, Movies & The Stage…
- Alum Kenny Wormald recently starred as Ren McCormick in Paramount Pictures 2011 release of Footloose, and 12-year-old Noah Parets stared as “Billy” in the national tour of Broadway’s Billy Elliot.
- Gold School alums have been in several Broadway hits including: Annie Get Your Gun, Contact, Aida, Miss Saigon, and Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Newsies, Hamilton.
- Our alums have also appeared on many TV shows including: Glee, Dancing With The Stars, MTV’s Dancelife, BRAVO’S Step It Up & Dance, the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards.
- In addition, Gold School alums have appeared in several feature films including Hairspray and Centerstage 2.
Katie Kozul and Jules Joseph
Katie Kozul and Jules Joseph studied ballet, modern, jazz and tap at The GOLD School for many years and were accepted as apprentices for Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago.
David and Jacob Guzman
15 Year Students and Project Moves Dance Company members, David and Jacob Guzman made their Broadway debut in “Newsies” September 10, 2012. David is currently appears in Hamilton on Broadway and Jacob appears in the national tour of Hamilton. Both are assistant dance captains for their respective shows.
13 Year Old Noah Parets – Billy Elliot, National Tour 2012