Babywearing Fitness Class – Spring 2018

Babywearing Fitness Class – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Babywearing caretakers of babies ages 6 weeks and up.

Weekly Class Time – TWO OPTIONS:

  • OPTION 1: Tuesdays, January 9 – April 24  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 2: Saturdays, January 13 – April 28 @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Semester Cost: Babywearing Fitness is a drop-in class. You may purchase multi-class cards for a discount.

  • $20/class drop in rate
  • $240/16 class card ($15/class)
  • $170/10 class card ($17/class)
  • $90/5 class card ($18/class)

Teacher: Lydia Hance

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:Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

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


Junior Framers

Junior Framers

AGES 9-12

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Weekend Workshops:

  • September 29 @ 4:00-6:00 PM
  • October 14 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • November 10 @ 4:00-6:00 PM

Dates: September 11 – November 13
Semester Cost: $300 ($275 if also enrolled in MultiGen Framers)
Teacher: Lydia Hance & Guest Teachers

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: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
2808 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

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


Free Demo Classes

Free Demo Classes

Have you ever wanted to try dancing with your child? Here’s your chance! Try one of our upcoming demo classes for free. These classes are free, but please email to reserve a spot in the class.  Lydia.Hance@framedance.org.

October 29 – Halloween Class:
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Come dressed in your spookiest (or cutest) attire!

November 19 – Thanksgiving for Dance Class:
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Bring a can of food to donate to the Houston Food Bank

December 9 – Winter Wonderland Class Series:
9:30 – 10:00 AM – Creative Movement Class (Walking to 3.5 years)
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Wear your warmest and snuggliest winter gear–don’t worry, we’ll turn on the AC.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098


Creative Movement – Fall 2017

Creative Movement – Fall 2017

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and their children Ages 2.5 – 3.5.

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18  @ 10:00 – 10:45 PM
Semester Cost: $275 total for parent and child
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • 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.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

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


MultiGen Framers – Fall 2017

MultiGen Framers – Fall 2017

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18  @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Semester Cost: $225 for one participant; $275 for two family members
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 you can move in.  Leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, and yoga tops are all great options.  We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

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

 


Toddler Dance Class – Fall 2017

Toddler Dance Class – Fall 2017

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and their children who are walking through 24 months

Weekly Class Time – THREE OPTIONS:

  • OPTION 1: Mondays, September 11 – November 13  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 2: Thursdays, September 14 – November 16 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 3: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18 @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

***SELECT YOUR CLASS DATE(S) WHEN YOU REGISTER***

Semester Cost: $275 total for parent and child
Teacher: Ashley Horn (Monday and Thursday classes); Lydia Hance (Saturday class)

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • 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.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

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


Babywearing Dance Class – Fall 2017

Babywearing Dance Class – Fall 2017

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Babywearing caretakers of babies ages 6 weeks and up.

Weekly Class Time – THREE OPTIONS:

  • OPTION 1: Tuesdays, September 12 – November 14  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 2: Wednesdays, September 13 – November 15 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 3: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

***SELECT YOUR CLASS DATE(S) WHEN YOU REGISTER***

Semester Cost: $275 total for parent and child
Teacher: Lydia Hance

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:Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

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


Frame Dance Soirée 2017

Frame Dance Soirée 2017

Celebrate Summer with Frame Dance! Join us on Wednesday, June 21st from 5:30pm-8pm at The West Studios for our Summer Soirée. Enjoy light bites, mingle with Framers, and participate in our fabulous silent auction. The evening will include a special performance by Frame Dance, footage and photography from METROdances.

Support Frame By Underwriting The Soirée:

  • Silver Underwriters will receive 1 ticket to the event and named recognition on the Frame Dance website and in all event literature.  ($20 tax deductible)
  • Gold Underwriters will receive 2 tickets to the event and named recognition on the Frame Dance website and in all event literature.  Gold underwriters also will be honored at the event.  ($40 tax deductible)
  • Platinum Underwriters will receive 3 tickets to the event and named recognition on the Frame Dance website and in all event literature.  Platinum underwriters also will be honored at the performance.  ($60 tax deductible)

Or donate any amount to Frame Dance by clicking here:  GIVE NOW

Special thanks to our underwriters and corporate sponsors:

Platinum Underwriters

Hewlett-Packard
StoneTurn Group
Brad Benoit
Skip McBride
Ken Wynne
Mark and Tamara Polhemus

Gold Underwriters

Krisa Benskin and Niki Roberts
Jonathon and Lydia Hance

Silver Underwriters

Evan and Annalee McCord
David Wynne

Silent Auction Donors

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
BooTown
Horse Head Theater
Eric Hartely Photography- Studio 538
Recio Designs

In-Kind Sponsors

Karbach Brewing Company
Target
Tiff’s Treats
HEB


Free Demo Classes

Free Demo Classes

Have you ever wanted to try dancing with your child? Here’s your chance! Try one of our upcoming demo classes for free.

Multigenerational Dance Class (ages 6-99)
May 4 @ 10:00-11:00 AM
West University Community Building
6104 Auden, Houston, TX 77005

Babywearing Dance
May 3 @ 10:00-11:00 AM
The Children’s Museum
1500 Binz ST, Houston, TX 77004
NOTE: There will be a baby carrier fitting from 10-10:30 AM and class from 10:30-11:00 AM

Toddler Dance and Babywearing Dance
May 9 & 11 @ 10:30-11:00 AM
The Heights Library
1302 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 77008


Toddler Dance Class – June 2017

Toddler Dance Class – June 2017

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and their children who are walking through 18 months

Weekly Class Time – TWO OPTIONS:

  • OPTION 1: Wednesdays, June 7-28 @ 10:15 AM-11:00 AM
  • OPTION 2: Thursdays, June 8-29 @ 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

***SELECT YOUR CLASS DATE WHEN YOU REGISTER***

Tuition: $80
Teacher: Ashley Horn

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • 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.

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

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