METRODances: The Holiday Edition

METRODances: The Holiday Edition

Frame Dance Infiltrates METRO again to Make You Rethink Your Commute
Live Performance Comes to Houston’s Red Line 

METROdances: The Holiday Edition is a pop up winter version to get everyone in the holiday spirit, and is meant to shake frames of reference and perception to spark creativity and renew passion in those stuck and ragged from the stresses of life. In Houston, a huge metropolitan area known for its car culture, Frame Dance Artistic Director, Lydia Hance, sees this non-traditional display of dance as a way of highlighting the city and, in this public performance, an opportunity to get people to learn about the METRO system. Join us for this pop up winter version of METROdances on two midtown stops on the redline, and an artful, wintery exit into our holiday break.

Performance Schedule and Tickets:
Saturday, December 15 @ 12:00pm
FREE
Meet us on the east side of the MATCH to start
Performance will end in Midtown Park
We encourage everyone to ride share to MATCH

ABOUT FRAME DANCE
Frame Dance Productions is a Houston-based contemporary dance company founded by Lydia Hance in 2010 out of a desire to connect dance with technology and to facilitate collaboration among diverse artists. Frame Dance has quickly become a fresh and energetic presence through internationally screened dance films and responsive, intimate performances in exciting and unconventional spaces like art galleries, ferry boats, dance festivals, warehouses, claw foot bathtubs, downtown buildings, and City Hall. The Framers include 8 nationally acclaimed dancers, cutting-edge collaborations with painters, photographers, playwrights, poets, chefs, community members, and emerging and established composers. Frame Dance Productions is committed to working with 100% new music by living composers.

ABOUT LYDIA HANCE
Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and Arts + Culture Texas has described her as “sharply focused.” Hance has choreographed works on the Galveston pier, the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, clawfoot bathtubs and museums, stages, and warehouses. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. Hance is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, City of Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and the Houston Parks Board. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU. Since 2011 she has been a curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and has served on the artist boards of DiverseWorks, and Fresh Arts.

PROJECT SPONSOR
METROdances: The Holiday Edition is made possible by the support of Midtown Management District.

 


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.  Cori.capetillo@framedance.org.

Sunday, December 16
3:30 – 4:30 PM Creative Movement (ages 2-5)

Saturday, January 5
10:00 – 11:00 AM Creative Movement (ages 2-5)

Location: Our 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

 


Toddler Dance Class – Winter 2019

Toddler Dance Class – Winter 2019

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children who are walking through 24 months

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

Session I: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 27 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Session II: Wednesdays, March 6 – May 1 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM (off March 13 and April 17)

Session Cost: $175 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $325
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

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.


Creative Movement – Winter 2019

Creative Movement – Winter 2019

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children Ages 2 – 3.5

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 12 – February 23  @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 2 – April 27 @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM (off March 16 and April 20)

Session Cost: $175 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $325
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

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.


MultiGen Framers – Winter 2019

MultiGen Framers – Winter 2019

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, January 12 – April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM (off March 16 and April 19)
Semester Cost: $250 for one participant; $280 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 advanced 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

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.

 


Creative Movement II – Winter 2019

Creative Movement II – Winter 2019

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children Ages 3.5 – 5

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 10:15 – 11:00 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 12 – February 23  @ 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 2 – April 27 @ 10:15 – 11:00 AM (off March 16 and April 20)

Session Cost: $175 for each child per session; register for both sessions for $325
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: This is your child’s first “big kid” dance class without a parent. This fun class focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, independence, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and experience new independence and creative choices. 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.

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.


Frame Dance Youth Ensemble – Winter 2019

Frame Dance Youth Ensemble – Winter 2019

The Frame Dance Youth Ensemble provides students from to 14 years old the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual and the creative process. The program is dedicated to high-quality technical training within a non-competitive environment and offers access to masterclasses in costume design, photography, repertoire, anatomy, and dance history by leading professionals. Our curriculum caters to each student’s strengths and is designed to encourage creative expression and a positive body image. The program exposes and connects students to Frame Dance’s professional company and the Multigenerational Framers, our community ensembleWe are a nurturing, adventurous, and dynamic setting for students who seek either sheer enjoyment or the more serious pursuit of becoming an advanced artist.  

Little Framers

AGES 5-7

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays @ 4:15 – 5:25 PM
Weekend Workshops:

  • Saturday, February 2 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 2 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 13  @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 1 @ 4:15-5:25pm

Dates: January 16 – May 1
Semester Cost: $350 for Weekly Classes & Monthly Workshops
Teacher: Lydia Hance & Guest Teachers

Class Description:  Little 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: Yogaleena Yoga Studio

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

Junior Framers

AGES 8-12

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:15 – 5:25 PM
Weekend Workshops:

  • Saturday, February 2 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 2 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 13  @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 1 @ 4:15-5:25pm

Dates: January 14 – May 1
Semester Cost: $350 for Weekly Classes & Monthly Workshops
Teacher: Laura Gutierrez & 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: Yogaleena Yoga Studio

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


Frame x Frame Film Fest

Frame x Frame Film Fest

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Frame x Frame Film Fest aims to bring dance filmmaking to Houston audiences while providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to share their work with the world, inspiring creativity and innovation.

Event Details

Friday, September 21, 7:30pm | Cozy
moving closer for comfort or affection
Ronin Art House, 806 Richey St.
Featured Filmmakers: Alexia Acebo, Roswitha Chesser, Roxanne Claire, Ashley Deran, Ben Doyle, Las Girls Collective, Lydia Hance, Alexandra Mannings, David Rivera, Jamie Williams

Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm | Experimental
testing ideas to expose nuance
Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St
Featured Filmmakers: David Bird, Jordan Fuchs and Yeajean Choi, Riley Nicholson, Rebecca Salzer,  Jennifer Terazzi-Scully, Rosie Trump

Sunday, September 23, 5:00pm | Silken
granting access to the undisclosed
Houston Ballet, 601 Preston St.
Featured Filmmakers: Roswitha Chesser, Chris Pennington of the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Misha Penton, David Rivera, James Templeton, Monica Thomas, Rosie Trump, Paris Wages

Presenting Partners

Frame Dance Productions is grateful for the support from our presenting sponsors:

Aurora Picture Show   Houston Ballet

Project Sponsors

Frame x Frame Film Fest is funded in part by grants from the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

HAA                        City of Houston

 

*VIP Festival Passes include preferred seating for each of the screenings and an invitation to the Pre-Screening Reception at Aurora Picture Show on Saturday, September 22 at 7pm.


Creative Movement – Fall 2018

Creative Movement – Fall 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children Ages 2 – 3.5

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM

Session I: Saturdays, September 8 – October 20  @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Session II: Saturdays, October 27 – December 15 @ 9:30 – 10:15 AM

Session Cost: $175 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $325
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

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.


MultiGen Framers – Fall 2018

MultiGen Framers – Fall 2018

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, September 8 – December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM (off Thanksgiving weekend)
Semester Cost: $225 for one participant; $280 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 advanced 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

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 cori.capetillo@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.