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.
Hi Framers! We have some more great news about another Framer’s show coming up tomorrow! Dancer and Costume Designer Ashley Horn has an exciting show this Sunday at Frenetic Theater, 7pm. I am thrilled to be a part of it! The rehearsal process has been very exciting as she is testing the limits of our memory with movement and structure. Find out more below and see the photos by Ashley Horn; Dancers: Shanon Adams, Lydia Hance and Mallory Horn.
The Persistence of Vision is an exploration of the ways that subtle evolutions in memories can compound, and over time transform events into things very different from the truth. Persistence also touches on the difficulties people may have relating when their shared memories, believed to be identical, are disparate.
Dancers were each given varying amounts of information about the process, choreography, and structure and were asked to make decisions based on what they did or did not know.
A set made of monochromatic symbolic items will be divided into compartmentalized sectors which dancers and audience move through. The piece is set up as an installation and is meant to be seen by the audience from the inside, with viewers free to move from sector to sector at their own pace.