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 – Spring 2018

Creative Movement – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children Ages 2.5 – 3.5

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 13 – February 24  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 24 – May 5 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Session Cost: $185 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $350
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.


Junior Framers – Spring 2018

Junior Framers – Spring 2018

AGES 9-12

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

  • Saturday, January 20 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 7 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Dates: January 8 – May 5
Semester Cost: $330 ($300 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.


Toddler Dance Class – Spring 2018

Toddler Dance Class – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children who are walking through 24 months

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 13 – February 24  @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 24 – May 5 @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Session Cost: $185 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $350
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.


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 @ 10:45 – 11:30 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.