Emerald City Dance Explosion launched an All Star program this season, giving dancers of all physical and mental abilities the opportunity to participate in an all inclusive, sensory friendly dance class. 

ALL kids deserve the opportunity to be STARS!!!! 


Emily Grace Burch, PT, DPT

Emily is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina and current faculty member at Emerald City Dance Explosion. She began her dance training at age four and joined ECDE when it opened its doors in 2001. She continued her dancing journey as the president of the Lander Dance Company at Lander University while completing her undergraduate studies in Exercise Science until 2011. While at Lander, Emily also served as the president of Phi Mu and Chair of Philanthropy which allowed her to work closely with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During philanthropic and volunteer events with the children’s hospital in Greenville, she found her passion for working with children. She went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University in 2014 and returned to Greenwood in 2015. Since then, Emily has been working as a physical therapist treating a variety of patients from birth through adulthood with a special passion for the younger population with special needs and physical challenges. She continues to teach weekly dance classes at ECDE and has a strong passion for providing ALL children the opportunity to dance and shine like a STAR!