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.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
When I was young I got too close to a rattle snakes nest. As the story goes I am still here and the snake lost its head.
Q: Tell us a joke.
Dumb Texas Laws:
In Mesquite it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
In San Antonio it is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using eyes or hands.
It is also illegal to urinate on the Alamo.
In Lubbock county it is illegal to drive within an arms length of alcohol including alcohol in someone else’s blood stream.
Ok so not a joke but funny right?
Q: How have you been involved with Frame?
I started with the Hopewerks residency program project . Then I shared my secrets in LOVE ME. I now Frame myself at the Photobooth on Montrose and next I will be in Context. Hard to believe that this is only the beginning of my second year with Frame Dance.
Q: Do you have a memorable Frame Dance moment?
Entering the stage in the dark. Lights up. Music and the video start in the middle of the piece.
The energy on the stage was so very much alive and present.
We worked through it together. Making choices and making those choices work.
My grandparents had no idea that anything wrong had happened. Which I guess is true.