AGES 9-12

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:00-5:30 PM
Dates: January 9 – April 17
Performances: April 22 and 23
Dress Rehearsal: April 20, 4:00-7:00 PM
Semester Cost: $350
Teacher: Jacquelyne Boe

Class Description:  Junior Framers (part of the Frame Dance Youth Ensemble) is built on a cohesive education of modern dance and ballet techniques, rehearsal, and performance.  Junior Framers hone their technique while continuing to grow creatively, collaborate with others, and learn choreography for performance.  Though this class focuses more intensely on technique, these students are encouraged to develop creatively, finding and articulating their own artistic voices.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights.  Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Vitacca Dance Project
2311 Dunlavy St., Houston, Texas, 77006

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Babywearing caretakers of babies ages 6 weeks and up.

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays @ 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: February 1 – April 19 (except March 15)
Optional Performances:  April 22 and 23
Dress Rehearsal:  April 20, 4-7pm
Semester Cost: $250
Teacher: Lydia Hance (Click HERE for an interview with the teacher.)

Class Description: This class welcomes beginners of all ages. With fun music, we use dance as a means of post-partum fitness and meeting new friends in this stage. Having a young baby is a special, challenging phase, and dance is a great way to boost endorphins and bond with your little one. Studies show babywearing, dance, and music do big things for your baby’s development. Some benefits for your little one include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • sense of safety
  • soothing from feeling you dance with them — very similar to their experience in the womb
  • less crying
  • increased attentiveness  — because they are up at adult level, they feel involved and activated
  • better listening skills — because they are close to your mouth, they tune into the importance of what you are saying to them
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot. Please wear your baby in a two-strap carrier. Let us know if you have any questions, we would love to help. Wearing your baby facing into your body is best, on the front for little ones and either the front or back for 7+ months. Some babies prefer to look out, but we recommend you start with your baby facing in. For babies of all ages 6 weeks and up (with doctor approval for exercise postpartum). If you can wear him or her, you can dance!

Location: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
2808 Caroline St., Houston, Texas, 77004

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

 


AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Thursdays @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: February 2 – April 20 (except March 16)
Performances:  April 22 and 23
Dress Rehearsal:  April 20, 4-7pm
Semester Cost: $250 (1-2 family members); $300 (3 family members)
Teacher: Lydia Hance & Ashley Horn

Class Description: These students discover dance as a means of self- expression, exploration, and community connection through creative experiences. Based in modern dance technique and improvisation, this class welcomes beginners of all ages and advances students who are looking to rejuvenate their creative practices. Families are encouraged to take this class together. For ages 6-99 and baby-wearing caregivers.

Dress Code: Anything you can move in.  Leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, and yoga tops are all great options.  We dance barefoot.

Location: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
2808 Caroline St., Houston, Texas, 77004

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

 


AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: March 4 – April 22 (except no class on March 18 for Spring Break)
Performances: April 22 and 23
Dress Rehearsal: April 20, 4:00-7:00 PM

Session Cost: $150 for up to two family members.  Please inquire for families of more than 2 participants.
[Hines Members, email brooke@hinescenter.org to find out how to claim your discount before registering.]

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: These students discover dance as a means of self- expression, exploration, and community connection through creative experiences. Based in modern dance technique and improvisation, this class welcomes beginners of all ages and advances students who are looking to rejuvenate their creative practices. Families are encouraged to take this class together. For ages 6-99 and baby-wearing caregivers.

Dress Code: Anything that allows you to move.  Leggings, sweat pants, exercise tops and t-shirts are all good options.

Location: Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer
500 Fannin St., Suite 100, Houston, Texas, 77002

Parking at Christ Cathedral Garage will be free / reimbursed.

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.