About Dick Gould
Dick Gould started his dance training in Boston in the 1970s. He taught beginners through advanced level students and competed in regional competitions with students at all levels of dancing. He also traveled extensively in the United States and Europe where he competed with students and continued his dance training. He studied with some of the best dancers and trainers in the country at that time, including Bobby Medeiros, Julius Kaiser and Beverly Donahue, and participated in special training sessions and workshops with Don Ramos, Vernon Brock, Dennis Rogers, and Bill and Bobbie Irvine. He also studied with Rui Rose in Boston for membership in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD).
From 1976 through the 1980s, he acted as Master of Ceremonies for more than a dozen large regional independent competitions all over New England, where he coordinated and introduced all competitors, assisted organizers in the operation of successful functions and acted as the voice of the organization for over 15 years. More recently, he acted as MC and taught on the concourse at South Station in Boston for the Massachusetts Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association during National Ballroom Dance Week. After raising a family in the Metro West area, he began teaching classes again in several local continuing education programs. He joined the staff of Hamby Ballroom Dance Studio in 2008 where he teaches group classes with Suzanne Hamby, as well as private lessons for singles and couples. He has helped many wedding couples prepare for their first dance.
His sense of humor and easy manner make him a very popular teacher!