A Thought-Leader In Family & Children’s Dance Classes | Houston, TX
Frame Dance is a thought leader in dance education, inspiring the next generation of movers, makers, and world changers by offering dance classes for adults & children, multi-generational ensembles, professional performances, networking events, and film festivals. We are nestled between West U and the Museum District.
We believe in developing the whole dancer, teaching critical life skills such as creative thinking, leadership, collaboration, and resilience through our artful and playful dance curriculum at our studio and in partner schools.
Our adult modern dance classes are designed to offer you the joy and magic that’s possible when you create space in your life to move, to grow, and to share in the creative process with a like-hearted community.
For more than ten years, Frame Dance has brought radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. Led by Founder and Creative Director Lydia Hance, whom Dance Magazine calls “the city’s reigning guru of dance in public places,” the professional company is made up of six acclaimed co-creators committed to collaboration. Frame Dance has created over 50 unique site-specific performances and nine dances for the camera screened in festivals all over the United States and Europe. With an unrelenting drive to make dance in relationship to environment, Frame Dance has created dance works for and with METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, and the Contemporary Arts Museum. Frame Dance’s productions were described by Arts + Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.” Creative Director Lydia Hance is a champion of living composers and is dedicated to work exclusively with new music.
“Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child.”
— Isadora Duncan
This 2014-15 school year, Frame Dance will offer a modern dance ensemble for 7-9 year olds. We’re calling them the Little Framers, a cohesive education of modern dance technique, rehearsal, and performance. They will be dancing alongside the professional company. The year will conclude with an opportunity to perform with Frame Dance. Little Framers will learn how to work technically in a studio, cooperate, and collaborate in a rehearsal like professional dancers do, and dance in a new piece with the professional company. Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Thursdays
3:30 – 4:30pm
Teacher: Lydia Hance
Classes will be Thursdays, September 11 – November 20 and January 15 – April 30. No class March 19 (Spring Break). We will follow all HISD weather closings. All classes will take place at Vitacca Dance Project, 2311 Dunlavy Street, Houston TX 77006. The studio is upstairs, parking is on the street or in the lot on Fairview. Frame Dance Productions is thrilled to be the Resident Company at Vitacca Productions & Company. Space is very limited. Click here for application materials.
In January, the project will open to students ages 10 through 16, adults, and seniors. Contact us for more information.
At the Creative Core of Frame Dance We value the process of making art. We value people making art. We value challenging ourselves. We value playfulness. We value dance as a way to connect with people. We value working with the community. We value collaboration. We value hard work. We value paving our own paths. We value using technology, not ignoring it. We value making Frame Dance events fun and social as well as artful. We value the creative community’s contribution to the quality of life and the local economy.
Frame Dance exists to help people in Houston and beyond discover the power of dance and movement to communicate, inspire,and connect to the world and others. We believe community collaboration, artistic collaboration, and technology are the secret ingredients of our craft today, and are completely necessary to expose contemporary dance to more people in our society.