Frame Dance Productions is dedicated to bringing the transformative power of modern dance to Houston through radically inclusive and holistic dance education, collaborative creation, and public-facing performance. Led by artistic director, Lydia Hance,  heart-driven and innovative programs focus on these 3 areas:


Frame Dance is a thought-leader in early childhood dance education. We believe in developing the whole dancer, teaching critical life skills such as creative thinking, leadership, collaboration, and resilience through our holistic, engaging, age-appropriate and technically sound curriculum. We offer a best-in-class dance program for ages 2-16 at our studio and share our extensive knowledge and experience in this field through Teacher Trainings, Professional Development, and curriculum licensing.

Programs focused around EDUCATION are listed below:


Since its inception, Frame Dance has produced and performed over 40 site-specific pieces in collaboration with some of Houston’s most iconic and unique venues, including the Metrorail and the downtown tunnels. Frame Dance has partnered with or been presented by METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Texas Asia Society, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, Contemporary Arts Museum. In addition, Frame Dance hosts an annual screendance festival, Frame X Frame, which brings the very best talent from this innovative genre to Houston.

Programs focused around PERFORMANCE are listed below:


Frame Dance believes that all bodies are dancing bodies, and are committed to expanding opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to participate in this art-form. The Frame Dance Ensemble invites dancers from novice to professional to create innovative, thought-provoking work that challenges perceptions of who dance is for and where it takes place. Frame Dance also serves children at the Houston Area Women’s Shelter, using dance as a way to promote self-awareness, encourage self-expression, and support creative risk in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition, we bring a rich and innovative screendance curriculum to participating HISD schools, offer scholarships for our young dancer program, and subsidize studio rental for local artists who need the right environment to turn their ideas into reality.

Programs focused around ACCESS are listed below:

  • Frame Dance Ensemble
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Houston Independent School District
  • StudioShare

Learn more about Frame Dance and our impact in the community below!