Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Frame Dance is pleased to offer a variety of distance learning options to help keep you moving and provide some activities as we practice social distancing. Feel free to dance on your own or make it an activity for the whole family!

Classes are new/updated each week, so please check back often! Instructions for accessing classes will be emailed after purchase and should arrive 30 minutes before the class beings.

Prerecorded classes

Basic Ballet and Modern Dance Techniques for Children

  • New videos every Friday taught by Lori Yuill. Appropriate for ages 2-5 years.

Kinder Ballet

  • New videos every week taught by Victoria Eades. Appropriate for ages 2-5 years.

Live Streamed Classes

Creative Movement and Ballet

  • Wednesdays @ 3:40-4:40pm taught by Jacquelyne Jay Boe. Appropriate for ages 3-7 years.

Modern Dance Technique

  • Thursdays @ 4:15-5:15pm taught by Rachael Hutto. Appropriate for ages 4-7 years.

Modern Dance Technique

  • Thursdays @ 5:00-6:00pm taught by Jamie Williams. Appropriate for ages 8-13 years.

Kinder Ballet

  • Saturdays  @ 10-10:45am taught by Christina Buendia. Appropriate for ages 5-7 years.

Cost per class: $15.00

Free Kinder Ballet Sample taught by Victoria Eades


Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Dance, music, and visual arts for ages 3 – 5.

Wiggle Worm campers will participate in a week of creative movement, music, and visual arts led by Frame Dance instructors. This week’s theme, A Bug’s Life, will be all about six-legged creatures. Your children’s imaginations will soar while they develop their fine and gross motor skills, enjoy creating an elaborate underground mural, and explore new instruments to create their own buggy sound track. Wiggle Worm Camp is great break for mom, dad, or caregiver while the child is learning in a creative, nurturing, fun environment. Must be potty trained, please bring water and a tidy snack.

Dates: July 6-10 (Monday – Friday) @ 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Ashley Horn, Lydia Hance

Dance, music, and costume making for ages 6 – 8.

Heroes and Sheroes! Super Man, Rosa Parks, Greta Thunberg, Neil Armstrong… This week we will explore what it means to be a hero through dance, music, and visual arts. Led by Frame Dance instructors, your children will develop their artistry and their leadership skills in this week dedicated to finding the power of their creative voices. This camp includes classes in modern dance, ballet, music creation, costume design and visual arts, all designed to empower children and ignite their dreams through creativity. They will be nurtured as change-makers. This week will also include a tour of the MFAH and your dancers will take what they learn back to the studio as inspiration.

Dates: July 13-17 (Monday – Friday) @ 9AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Lydia Hance, Ashley Horn, Kerri Neimeyer

Dance, music, and visual arts for ages 9 – 13.

This week artists will learn to move an idea into performance. Led by Frame Dance instructors who are leading professionals in their fields, your artists will be guided as they take their creative ideas into the creation of a performance piece. This camp is interdisciplinary and will include classes in dance, choreography, costume design and poetry/songwriting. We are Making Makers.

Dates: July 20-24 (Monday – Friday) @ 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Ashley Horn, Lydia Hance, Alli Villines, Kerri Neimeyer

To buy tickets, please visit the individual event pages by clicking on the camp names.


Formers and Framers: Ideas to Performance

Formers and Framers: Ideas to Performance

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Dance, music, and visual arts for ages 9 – 13.

This week artists will learn to move an idea into performance. Led by Frame Dance instructors who are leading professionals in their fields, your artists will be guided as they take their creative ideas into the creation of a performance piece. This camp is interdisciplinary and will include classes in dance, choreography, costume design and poetry/songwriting. We are Making Makers.

Dates: July 20-24 (Monday – Friday) @ 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Ashley Horn, Lydia Hance, Alli Villines, Kerri Neimeyer


Leaping Lizards Camp

Leaping Lizards Camp

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Dance, music, and costume making for ages 6 – 8.

Heroes and Sheroes! Super Man, Rosa Parks, Greta Thunberg, Neil Armstrong… This week we will explore what it means to be a hero through dance, music, and visual arts. Led by Frame Dance instructors, your children will develop their artistry and their leadership skills in this week dedicated to finding the power of their creative voices. This camp includes classes in modern dance, ballet, music creation, costume design and visual arts, all designed to empower children and ignite their dreams through creativity. They will be nurtured as change-makers. This week will also include a tour of the MFAH and your dancers will take what they learn back to the studio as inspiration.

Dates: July 13-17 (Monday – Friday) @ 9AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Lydia Hance, Ashley Horn, Kerri Neimeyer


Wiggle Worms: A Bug’s Life

Wiggle Worms: A Bug’s Life

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Dance, music, and visual arts for ages 3 – 5.

Wiggle Worm campers will participate in a week of creative movement, music, and visual arts led by Frame Dance instructors. This week’s theme, A Bug’s Life, will be all about six-legged creatures. Your children’s imaginations will soar while they develop their fine and gross motor skills, enjoy creating an elaborate underground mural, and explore new instruments to create their own buggy sound track. Wiggle Worm Camp is great break for mom, dad, or caregiver while the child is learning in a creative, nurturing, fun environment.  Must be potty trained, please bring water and a tidy snack.

Dates: July 6-10 (Monday – Friday) @ 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $225/week
Teacher: Ashley Horn, Lydia Hance

Ages 3-5 years


Planetary Dance with Frame Dance and Core Dance

Planetary Dance with Frame Dance and Core Dance

The Planetary Dance, in its 40th year on June 7, 2020, is an annual dance of healing and community renewal. It brings people of all ages and abilities together in a beautiful setting to dance for a purpose. The Planetary Dance Community invites people all over the world to join in a dance for peace in their own communities and peace with the Earth.

The Planetary Dance is a participatory dance rather than a theatrical performance. At its heart is the Earth Run, a simple dance that everybody can do. Participants are invited to run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles, creating a moving mandala. As we all move to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body. Each step upon the Earth becomes a prayer for healing.

“It’s going to take the willing commitment of enough people to say we will heal this earth. Every step is a prayer, and we must pray together for the healing of the earth… The circle is an act of unity, and the four directions give it stability. It’s the squared circle which is the archetypal mandala of harmony.”- Anna Halprin, Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance, p. 200, �1995, Wesleyan University Press

 

Registrations will begin soon and will be done through Core Dance.

To register, please visit: https://www.coredance.org/planetary-dance.html

Planetary Dance will be coming to Houston, TX:

Sunday, June 7, 2020
7PM

Hermann Park Conservancy
1700 Hermann Dr.
Houston, TX 77004

Free parking is available at the Sam Houston Monument (Lot A)

www.planetarydance.org


Candlelight Dancing Workshop

Candlelight Dancing Workshop

Dates:

February 16, 2020 – led by Jhon Stronks

February 23, 2020 – led by Jacquelyne Jay Boe – This workshop has been postponed, please check back at a later date for updated information.

Each class will be done entirely by candlelight. This will be a time to reflect and align body, heart, and mind to be most present and joyful for the week ahead. Beginners welcome. If you have a body, you can dance. Please make plans to join us; we look forward to sharing this special workshop with you. This Workshop is for ages 10 – 99.

Live music provided by: Kirk Suddreath

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: River Oaks School of Dancing


Oh, I have to wash my hair

Oh, I have to wash my hair

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Through enchanting humor and comforting authenticity, Frame Dance explores real stories, feelings, and battles of social anxiety in their latest creation Oh, I have to wash my hair, an evening-length performance for ten women on January 24 at the MATCH. This new work is a collaboration with singer/songwriter Alli Villines, cellist Patrick Moore, and designer Ashley Horn. An ode to those with a fear of judgement and making eye contact, Frame Dance invites you to come and enjoy just as you are.

 

Oh, I have to wash my hair features new music by Frame Dance composers including a surprising and engulfing electronic piece by Jake Sandridge (Houston), a highly restrained and delicately suspenseful piano piece by Paul Kerekes (New York), and a heavenly and shadowy piece for cello and playback by Hannah Selin (New York). Alli Villines, Houston’s own “ukulalli” is crafting and performing music with Patrick Moore. The composers will be present for the performance.

 

In our endeavor to expose the creative process to our audiences, Frame Dance will be offering tickets to the dress rehearsal on January 23 in addition to the performance on January 24. This is a great time to bring children and get behind the scenes.

Please make plans to arrive a little bit early, we are in a very intimate theatre space, and the theatre doors opening mid-performance will be very distracting for those already inside.

Performance Dates: January 23 and 24, 2020

Performance Times: 8:00pm both nights

Location: MATCH Houston, 3400 Main Street

A special thank you to Turbie Twist, LP for sponsoring this event.


Winter Workshop Series with Frame Dance

Winter Workshop Series with Frame Dance

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

12/07/2019 and 12/14/2019

11:00am – 12:15pm Taught by Lydia Hance

Creative, safe, and joyful, this class is designed for students who are new to modern dance. The focus is on anatomically safe technique for every body and ability, and on improvisational skills for the individual and the group. The workshop includes Bartenieff Fundamentals, working with breath and fundamental movement patterns – core to distal, head to tail, top to bottom, homo-lateral, contra-lateral – which support freedom and ease in physical expression.  The class introduces embodiment practices and Body Mind Centering (BMC) principles of energy – yielding, pushing, reaching, grasping, and pulling – that are the support and motivation for all movement. With these tools, dancers new and experienced explore and express themselves creatively, supported and celebrated by Frame Dance. This workshop is for ages 10 – 99.

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12/08/2019 7-8:30pm Taught by Jhon Stronks

12/15/2019 7-8:30pm Taught by Lydia Hance

The entire class will be done by candlelight. This will be a time to reflect and align body, heart, and mind to be most present and joyful for the week ahead. Beginners welcome. If you have a body, you can dance. Please make plans to join us; we look forward to sharing this special workshop with you. This Workshop is for ages 10 – 99.

12/15/2019 11:30am – 1:00pm Taught by Jamie Williams

Students will be led through an authentic Hula class learning basic steps, hip movements, and hand gestures.  Students will also learn philosophy, traditions, and history of the Hawai’ian culture. Students will dance and enjoy the relaxed spirit of Aloha. This workshop is for ages 10 – 99.


Creative Movement for Families Winter/Spring 2020

Creative Movement for Families Winter/Spring 2020

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

8-week session for parents and children ages walking – 5 years.

This session will run for 8 weeks January 11, 2020 – February 29, 2020. We will offer two makeup dates for classes missed on March 7th and March 14th.

Weekly Class Time:

Saturdays @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

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, toddlers and young children 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

At Frame Dance we believe everyone and anyone can dance. We fundraise each year to make this possible. A limited number of scholarships are available and are given on a first-come-first-served basis for those who qualify. Applicants must reapply each year. All recipients pay an annual $25 registration fee. Please contact us for more information by email or phone at lydia.hance@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.