About Us

Our mission is to develop versatile, healthy dancers, to contribute to the dance community through professional collaboration and to inspire a passion for artistic excellence.

Our Story

In 2014, Texas Center for Arts + Academics began working with a professional advisory group that included dancers and educators from academia and performing arts, to carefully assess the viability of a new dance school.

Due to the strong reputation of the organization’s legacy of artistic excellence and its high quality programs—including the Academy Dance Company at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of Sheyna Ferraro—it was determined that our community would benefit from expanded preprofessional dance training opportunities.

Following a summer series of master classes, Texas Dance Conservatory opened in fall 2015 with a vision to provide rigorous, disciplined training to nurture the growth and development of young dancers within a fun, accessible and inclusive environment.

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Our Approach

Texas Dance Conservatory creates technically strong concert style dancers by providing rigorous instruction in high quality classes. Our disciplined training is designed to nurture the growth of young dancers in a fun, accessible and inclusive environment. Primary dance techniques include ballet, modern, and jazz. Classical ballet is the foundation upon which we build balanced training in other styles.

With a sound anatomical approach, dancers increase strength and ability while gaining body awareness and longevity in their dance practice. Through the combination of classical and contemporary studies in each class, versatility in technique is achieved and students build increased vocabulary and understanding of the art form.

Whether dancers have professional aspirations or are interested in recreation, they will feel at home in our collegial and safe environment while they exercise their talent and creativity.

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Our Commitment

At Texas Dance Conservatory, we are committed to providing a high quality experience for dancers and parents alike.

Benefits to dancers studying with our dynamic teachers include increased dance versatility and body awareness, frequent interactions with dance professionals, improvement-minded feedback, and connecting with a like-minded community in a professional training ground.

Parents can trust that their young dancers will be cared for in a safe environment with a focus on healthy development, individualized attention and feedback, and rigorous training provided by an experienced, credentialed faculty.

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