• Each class will still take place during the regular scheduled time listed here on the website, but instead of the location it mentions, students will log on to a Zoom link from home.
  • Each class will still guarantee technical progress for our students as well as fun community building with your peers, even though we will start online.
  • All classes will return to in person as soon as possible and that is when the listed locations will come into play.

Texas Dance Conservatory


October 3, 2020Processing Through Movement Practice: COVID-19

Deadline to Register: October 2, 2020

Cost: $10

Time: 9am-Noon

Location: Online, LIVE via Zoom

Who: Dancers (age 18 & up) of all experience levels

Supplies Needed: Participants will need room to move, access to the internet and a tablet/laptop/device with a web camera. A Zoom meeting link and password will be provided to registered participants the week of the workshop.

Facilitated by longtime dance educators Rachel Wade and Emily Hunter, participants will explore the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on us as individuals and as a society through the lens of movement practice. The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe space for individuals to use movement as a way to process their personal experiences during the pandemic.




Rachel Wade is the Director of the Arlington Heights High School Dance Department and hails from Denton, TX. Upon receiving her B.F.A. from Texas Christian University’s School for Classical and Contemporary Dance, Mrs. Wade went on to become the  Co – Assistant Director of Denton City Contemporary Ballet before coming to Heights in 2011. Mrs. Wade has danced professionally with Muscle Memory Dance Theater, Epiphany DanceArts, CholoRock Dance Collective, and Impulse Dance Project. She has also had the opportunity to be a Rehearsal Assistant at the TCU School for Classical and Contemporary Dance and has set choreographic work across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Passionate about advocating for dance in the Metroplex, Mrs. Wade is a founding member of Further Dance Fort Worth, an organization committed to growing the dance community in Fort Worth. Mrs. Wade is the recipient of the Bates Dance Festival Teacher Fellowship Scholarship, The Dance Council of North Texas’ Glenda Brown Choreography Scholarship, and is the 2017 Bass Chair for Teaching Excellence in Dance. Most recently, Rachel received her M.A. in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Emily Hunter holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She was awarded the Francoise Martinet Ballet Scholarship, the UI Dance Department Scholarship, and the UNC Graduate Dean’s Scholarship. In addition to guest artist work, Mrs. Hunter danced professionally with Charlotte Adams and Dancers, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, and Duarte Dance Works, and as a founding member of Bruce Wood Dance Project and Texas Dance Theatre. In 2011, she was featured in Pointe Magazine, highlighting her as a classically trained dancer who found success in a career in contemporary dance. Her choreography has been presented by professional and student companies alike across Texas and surrounding states, and she has received the Glenda Brown Choreography Project Scholarship. Since 2006, she has taught ballet, modern, composition, and more throughout the DFW metroplex, including serving on the Dance Faculty at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts since 2014. She was also invited three times to serve on faculty for Regional Dance America’s Southwest festival. She is a co-founder and former Vice President of FurtherDance Fort Worth, an organization committed to fostering community, professional development, and service within the Fort Worth contemporary dance landscape.