About Us

Our Story

My name is Rachel and I am the founder of RAD Dance Arts Academy, or “RAD” as we call it around here <3. I started the studio on a simple principle that we have stayed TRUE to ever since we first opened in 2010–we are “More Than Just Great Dancing!®”. 

So what does that mean? It means that at a minimum our academy provides EXCELLENCE in dance, tumbling and cheer education. As a leader, I invest in my staff’s certification for Youth Protective Advocates in Dance – the nation’s only safety certifying organization for dance teachers. Our teachers are background checked, qualified and certified.  Beyond that, our PROVEN curriculum has inspired CONFIDENCE in our students; placing them on every local dance team, music videos, companies and countless college programs. 

HOWEVER, we are also MORE Than Just Great Dancing!® At RAD, we believe dance, tumbling and cheer has lasting value.  The dance, tumbling and cheer lessons we teach are also LIFE LESSONS. Dance, Tumbling and Cheer all meet imperative needs for social-emotional skills, mental well-being, and physical health and provide quality friendships and role models.  THAT alone is one of the greatest investments a parent could ever make in their child. I don’t only share that as a dance teacher but as a mom of two myself. 

At RAD, our students become a FAMILY.  Our academy becomes a second HOME for children during their developmental years and for some adults too! We invite you to meet some of our amazing faculty.  Some of whom have been inspiring Hunt County children for over a decade.

Our Values


Family friendly

Age appropriate



Giving back



You matter

Everyone has God given worth

What we believe

commitment, excllence, and care

Parents choose RAD Dance Arts Academy for our convenient location, knowledgeable and caring staff, as well as our welcoming atmosphere. These parents stay with us because of our commitment to excellence, family values, and customer care.


Our studio is driven to provide professional and experienced dance instruction for your dancer in a safe, innovative and enriching environment. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of excellence while putting your community, friendships and family first.

more than just great dancing

We teach more than just dance, we pass on life skills to your dancers that will go with them beyond the academy. We believe that a dance education is more than just great dancing.

age appropriate, family values

We recognize the values and morals of the families at our academy and it is our promise to have clean age appropriate music, costumes, and choreography. These are the values we are proud to display to the community of Greenville and the North East Texas area.

Our Team

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Rachel Arnold

Owner / Artistic Director

Pam Holland

Director of Operations

Jace Golden

Instructor and Co-Director of Special Programs

Madison Fitzgerald


Addison Golden


Anna-Claire Ray

Junior Instructor

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Kathryn Thorpe