Frame x Frame Film Fest

Frame x Frame Film Fest

Event Phone: (346) 708-1555

Have you ever seen dance underwater? Or on a mountain top in Tibet? The 4th annual Frame x Frame Film Fest brings international screen dance/dance film to Houston in a ten-day event highlighting how different cultures create and communicate with dance. The festival will be presented by Frame Dance sponsored in part and presented in partnership with prominient Houston cultural organizations from November 3 – 12 including free screenings, panel discussions with out-of-town filmmakers, and open community movement classes. Evening events will take place from 7 – 9pm and daytime workshops, panels and picnics will happen between 11am and 3pm.

The call for submissions for films is currently open and we invite emerging, established, and student filmmakers to submit their screen dance works.

Children’s Class Pass

Children’s Class Pass

This pass can be used for any of our Children’s Drop-In Summer Classes held May 31-August 6, 2022. Passes cannot be used for Frame Dance Summer Camps.

Private Classes and Pods

Private Classes and Pods

Event Phone: 346-708-1555

Ages: 2 years and up

About: A Frame Dance teacher – a dance professional trained in our mission and values – comes to your home to provide personalized dance classes.

Private lessons are offered to one student or family, semi-private to 2-3 families. Pods are for 4-10 dancers, depending on age and curriculum.

Times and Days: Schedule depends on teacher availability.

Private and pod classes are 45-90 minutes minutes in length based on dancer’s age and class goals.

Frame Dance Book Group

Frame Dance Book Group

Event Phone: (346) 708-1555

Join us as we explore books by creative thinkers with the goals of 1) diving deep into the creative process, and 2) exploring how dance relates to our world.

Next meeting: April 24, 2 PM, at CAHMLab, 888 Westheimer.

This is a free ongoing event, but please let us know you are joining us as dates and times can shift. RSVP to

What We’re Reading

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor  by Lynda Barry

“Writing exercises and creativity advice from Barry’s pioneering, life-changing workshop.”

What We’ve Read

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

Making Dance that Matters: Resources for Community Creativity by Anna Halprin

Family Mantra

Family Mantra

Event Phone: (346) 708-1555

CAMHLAB artists-in-residence Frame Dance create The Family Mantra, a multigenerational performance that explores generational changes in perspective, language, and behavior happening in the Houston community. The dance group will create an interactive environment with marbles, toy tops, pathways on the floor, pipe cleaner dolls to manipulate, and puppets within the space at Montrose Collective. Frame Dance will host Family Dance Parties, structured dance classes for all generations with lots of open-ended movement prompts that build bonds and promote creativity. 

Join us in Play, Party, Practice, and Performance 

PLAY on Sundays 1 – 5pm from April 10 – May 15 (except Easter) 

Motion PlayInstallation During open studio hours visitors have hands-on movement explorations using tops, marbles, pathways, an adult sit-n-spin, and a sky full of pipe cleaner dancers.  

Come PARTY with your family on Saturdays 10-11am from April 9 – May 7 

Family Dance Parties on Saturday mornings, free to the public. Check our schedule here. Open to all ages and generations (babies through great-grandparents!), dance is a joyful way to bond with your family. Create healthy habits and treasured memories at a Family Dance Party! 

Observe our PRACTICE Fridays 12:30-2:45 and Saturdays 11-12:30 from April 1 – May 13 

Rehearsals of our professional dance company and MultiGen Ensemble are open for observation. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at dance in the making! 

Watch the Performance on May 21 & 22 at 2pm 

Play, Parties, and Practice culminate in performances of Lydia Hance’s The Family Mantra on May 21 & 22 at 2pm at CAMHLAB, 888 Montrose. Tickets are free but limited. Experience site-specific “dance for all” in this piece about the inheritance and transformational power of each precious link in the generational chain. 


Adult Open Ballet

Adult Open Ballet

Ages: Adult, Teens 14+, younger ages with instructor permission

About: Start your weekend with balance, flexibility, and inspiration. Experience the joy and grace of a ballet practice in a supportive environment. Alisa’s class emphasizes doing your own best version of ballet skills within brilliant warm-ups and choreography.

Dress Code: Clothes that are comfortable and safe to move in, long hair pulled back

Days and Times: Friday 2-3:15 PM with Alisa Mittin

Dates: May 2-August 14 adult classes can be purchased as a single drop-in or in five or ten class increments with our Class Pass.

Purchase Adult Class Pass

Adult Class Passes

Adult Class Passes

Event Phone: 346-708-1555

This pass can be used for any of our Adult Dance Classes: Modern, Ballet, Tap, and any other non-ensemble, non-workshop class.


Frame Dance Summer Camps

Frame Dance Summer Camps

Event Phone: 346-708-1555

Copy of Summer 2022 Calendar by Kerri Neimeyer

Ages: 4-6, 7-9 years, except July 5-8 camp 10-12 years

Hours: 10 AM-3 PM, with optional Stay-and-Play hour of lightly structured activities until 4 PM for an additional fee

Cost: $300/week. Multi-week and sibling discounts are available; email No refunds, but payment can be applied to an alternative week of camp if space is available.

About: Movement and Creation are happening at Frame Dance Studio this summer at our Round and Round, Color Stories, and Everything Grows Art and Dance Camps!

Each camp features art and dance-making using a variety of activities and prompts based on the weekly theme

Round and Round

Goals: Create and adjust pathways for movement. Connect 2D maps and movement prompts to movement through space. Make thoughtful choices about how to move through pathways.

Questions: How do pathways determine the ways we move? How do we decide where to build pathways? What variations of pathways and qualities of movement can we discover?

Materials: Marbles and marble runs, planets, spirographs, painter’s tape, and weaving.


Pathways and Possibilities

Goals: Examine decision-making and how a collection of decisions creates a pattern or pathway. Be able to describe our artistic choice-making criteria and intentions. Be able to recognize and create sophisticated pathways and patterns. Create a dance as a group using a thoughtful presentation and feedback process.

Questions: How and why do we make the decisions we make? How does one choice influence others? Are artistic choices different than other kids of choices? How can we create patterns and pathways that are interesting, informative, and enjoyable? How do rules and parameters effect our decisions, patterns, and pathways?

Materials: Journals, cameras, sketchbooks, art supplies, and curious minds.


Color Stories

Goals: Understand primary colors, color combining, color spectrums, and how we see color. Find ways to relate color theory to movement, and to create movement in response to colors.

Questions: What are light waves and the visible light spectrum? How are colors made? How do colors relate to each other and how do different colors affect the way we feel? Can we move in a red way? A dark way? A bright and vibrant way? A soft and pastel way?

Materials: Food coloring, bubbles, colored paper, paint and other coloring supplies, prisms, colorful scarves and ribbons.


Everything Grows

Goals: observe and consider what plants need to grow and how their shape and movement helps them survive and thrive. Consider the structures that keep them balanced. Experience different shapes and structures that dancers use in stillness and in movement.

Questions: What can plants teach us about moving our bodies in dance? Can we root down and stretch out like a tree? What structures in our bodies keep us in balance? How do people and artists get the nourishment that helps us grow?

Materials: Seeds, soil, plants, mobiles, blocks, play dough, cameras.

DIY Dance Workshops

DIY Dance Workshops

Event Phone: 346-708-1555

Ages: 5-12

About: This series lets makers take their love of dance in a number of creative directions. Our workshops teach costume design, dance photography, and visual art, as well as choreography and dance technique, giving students several expressive methods to explore the world of dance. 

Dates and Themes:

February Workshop – Dance Making I with Lydia Hance

Saturday, February 19, 12:30-2 PM

March Workshop – Dance Making II with Lydia Hance

Saturday, March 5, 1-3 PM

April Workshop – Photographing Dance with Jennifer Salter

Saturday, April 9, 1-3 PM

May Workshop – Costume Making with Ashley Horn – supply fee required for materials. This fee will be charged after materials are selected.

Saturday, May 7, 1-3 PM

Westbury Christian School Dance Class

Westbury Christian School Dance Class

Event Phone: 346-708-1555

Westbury Christian School –Frame Dance has worked with Westbury Christian students since 2018. This summer we are offering our 2021-22 students discounted summer camp pricing and a free drop-in class with purchase of a class pass.