JANUARY TEEN/ ADULTS CLASS CARD SPECIALS!

JANUARY TEEN/ ADULTS CLASS CARD SPECIALS!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM METDANCE!


GET 15% OFF OF ALL CLASS CARDS FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF JANUARY!
SALE STARTS ON JANUARY 1ST, 2019 AND GOES UNTIL JANUARY 31ST, 2019!
PURCHASE ONLINE ONLY! SEE YOU SOON!


Ballet Classes with Priscilla Nathan Murphy

Ballet Classes with Priscilla Nathan Murphy

Come take Ballet with Priscilla Nathan Murphy EVERY Monday from 9:30-11AM; Tuesday from 6-7:30PM! She would love to see you!

Morning Ballet Classes at MET Dance

Morning Ballet Classes at MET Dance

METdance will be offering 9:30-11AM Adult Intermediate level Ballet every Monday-Friday; Saturday 10:30-12PM and 10-11:30AM Sunday! See you at the Barre!

Teachers are listed below:
Mondays - Priscilla Nathan Murphy
Tuesdays - Tina Bohnstedt
Wednesdays - Steve Brule
Thursdays - Jennifer Mabus
Fridays - Firat Ozsoy
Sundays - Andres De Blust Mommaerts

 

 

Beginner Jazz with Kerry Jackson

Beginner Jazz with Kerry Jackson

Beginner Jazz on Monday’s from 6-7PM is taught by Kerry Jackson who wants you to get back to the technique, isolating steps, and the jazzy powerhouse days. This class will have an exciting set base warm up. Fun playlist that we all love oh so well. Finishing with the fulfilling combo!

Guest Teacher Tina Bohnstedt!

Guest Teacher Tina Bohnstedt!

Come take Ballet with Guest Teacher Tina Bohnstedt EVERY Tuedsay from 9:30-11AM! She would love to see you!

Morning Beginner Adult Ballet!

Morning Beginner Adult Ballet!

METdance offers an Adult Beginner Ballet every Monday, Wedneday and Friday from 9:30AM-10:30AM. See you at the Barre!

Teachers are listed below:
Mondays and Wednesdays - Jennifer Mabus
Fridays - Genene McGrath
 

*NEW Morning Beginner Modern Class

*NEW Morning Beginner Modern Class

METdance now offers an Teen/Adult Beginner Modern every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00AM-12:15 PM. 

Teachers are listed below:
Tuesdays- Trey Gillen
Thursdays - Jennifer Mabus

Trey Gillen - Broadway credits include: Movin’ Out, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Candide, Most Happy Fella, Damn Yankees and Pirates of Penzance. TUTS: Miss Saigon. Trey has lived and performed around the world with companies such as Icelandic National Ballet, Alwin Nikolais, Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, Itzik Galili, Mark Dendy Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Bopi's Black Sheep and the jazz/gymnastics group Antigravity. Opera companies include: The Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, West Palm Beach Opera. Throughout his career Trey has been choreographic assistant to Lila York & Lynn Hockney creating ballets & operas for The San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, The Royal Birmingham Ballet, Opera de Lyon, Tulsa Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, The Juilliard School, New York City Opera and Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Prior to dance, Mr. Gillen was an internationally ranked gymnast, winning the title of 1990 U.S. National Champion and placing 6th at The World Championships for Sport Acrobatics.  Mr. Gillen holds a BFA in dance from the Juilliard School. 

Ballet Classes with Andres De Blust Mommaerts!

Ballet Classes with Andres De Blust Mommaerts!

Come take Ballet with Company member and teacher Andres EVERY Tuesday from 6-7:30PM; Wednedsay from 6-7:30PM and Sunday from 10-11:30AM! He would love to see you!

Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

Come and take an a NEW Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30PM with DaMond Garner! Read more below about what he will be focusing on!

Jazz Funk is a combination of classic, codified jazz elements mixed with hiphop and other current dance styles and trends. This class is full of life, very rhythmic, full out, sharp, and fun! 

Open Contemporary Class with Mia Angelini

Open Contemporary Class with Mia Angelini

Come and take an a NEW Teen and Adult Contemporary Class on Wednesday 6-7:30PM with Mia Angelini! Read more below about what she will be focusing on!

She will focus on finding variances in quality of movement, as well as fundamentals such as shifting weight and isolations of the different parts of the body while having a strong focus on strengthening musicality. Starting with a structured warmup, you will find mobility in the torso, spine, and eventually the upper and lower extremities. The class will then move through phrases across the floor as well as longer combinations in the center using the previously mentioned ideas. 

Teen/Adult Broadway TAP class!

Teen/Adult Broadway TAP class!

METdance is excited to be offering Broadway Tap on Wednesday nights from 7-8PM! Come tap with us!

Cheer PREP Class with Paige

Cheer PREP Class with Paige

Come to the Cheer Prep Class EVERY Wednesday 7:30-8:30PM! This class is designed towards helping you learn the skills to make it on any professional dance team! Classes will rotate in Jazz dance, Hip Hop, Heels including with tips and skills working  across to floor, freestyle, and dance/cheer choreography . This class will help you push to the next level! Learn what to expect and prepare for your next tryout!  

Thursday Modern Class with Jenn Mabus

Thursday Modern Class with Jenn Mabus

Come Dance with Jenn Mabus EVERY Thursday from 6-7:30PM for Modern with LIVE Music! She would love to see you all! 

Tap Classes with Cynthia Garcia!

Tap Classes with Cynthia Garcia!

Come and take Beginner and Intermediate TAP with Cynthia Garcia every Tuesday from 6-7PM and 7-8PM! Read more about Cynthia below!

Cynthia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and has a background in acting, singing, and dancing. She’s received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an Associate of Arts Degree from El Paso Community College. Her dance training includes 21 years experience in styles such as Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Folklorico, Flamenco, and Aerial Silk. Cynthia has taught various levels of Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and combination classes across Texas and invites you to come take a Tap class with her. These classes will provide students with the fundamentals of tap dance principles along with engaging in introductory vocabulary and various styles associated with this genre of dance. Some of her favorite past times with Tap dance have included teaching Tap at Sam Houston State University and performing in shows such as: The ProducersSingin’ in The Rain, and Monty Python’s Spamalot with the UTEP Dinner Theatre.


Daytime Modern Class with Jane Weiner!

Daytime Modern Class with Jane Weiner!

Come dance with Jane Weiner every Thursday during the DAY from 10-11:30AM for Advanced Modern until March 7th, 2019.

See you there! Photo by: Alana Campbel

MORNING BODY WAKE-UP CLASS


FRIDAY MORNING BODY WAKE-UP CLASS TAUGHT BY JANE WEINER 10-11AM STARTING ON JANUARY 18TH, 2019

FIRST CLASS FREE!! AFTER THAT $8 EACH CLASS!

(designed to wake body, mind and soul) Start your day and your weekend off with a lovely hour-long class filled with a mix of breath, stretch, strength, movement, pilates, yoga and other varied somatic. Align your body. Align your day!

Summer Studio Intensive Audition

Summer Studio Intensive Audition

The METdance Summer Youth Intensive program is designed for dancers ages 9-18 years of age with a range of options available to dancers, from Beginner through Advanced levels of study.  Participants will be exposed to a highly concentrated curriculum during the one-week sessions at the METdance center, in Midtown Houston. Guest teachers, METdance Faculty and Company Members, will facilitate classwork that is focused on providing the tools necessary to pursue a successful career in dance! Each day includes a Ballet and Contemporary/ Jazz technique class, a lunch break, and two additional afternoon dance classes in a range of genres including: Pointe, Leaps and Turns, Composition, Improvisation, Stretch/Core Stabilization, and Yoga.

The cost is $500 for one week and  $400 for the Pre Intensive. 
(There is a 10% discount for multiple weeks and there are no refunds.)

Entry into the Youth Summer Intensive is by audition only at the METdance Center. There are no private auditions allowed. 

Youth Intensive Dates 2019 are:
JUNE 10-14th
JULY 15-19th
JULY 29- AUGUST 2nd

Level I ( Advanced/ Full Day- 9-3PM 4 classes per day)
Level II ( Intermediate/ Full Day 9-3PM 4 classes per day)
Pre Intensive ( Beginner/ Intermediate/ Half Day 11-3PM 2 classes per day)
METdance will be placing all students at the time of their audition by Level.

 


Youth Intensive Audition Dates for 2019:
January  20th, 2019
March 5th, 2019
May 5th, 2019

9:15-10AM Registration
10-11:30AM Ballet Class
11:30-12:30PM Jazz Class

  • All attendees need to pay the $35 registration fee and bring a recent 4 x 6 photo.

  • There is no pre registration required for the audition.

  • Please download and bring in the form below filled out.

  • All attendees must take both parts of the audition for consideration.

  • All ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun and ballet shoes. Bring tight fitting shorts and/ or leggings and shoes for the jazz portion.

  • All gentleman must wear a black or white fitted t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. They can remove shoes for the Jazz portion.

Parking: We have a FREE reserved parking lot West of San Jacinto. (Across the street from the studio). There is limited parking for the studio and restaurant. Please try to park there or just drop off your dancer. You can also park on the street if you would like. *Please do not leave any valuables in your car that are visible. 

Entry into the Youth Summer Intensive is by audition only at the METdance Center.
There are no private auditions.  

If you are not located in Houston, TX, please email a 5 minute video of your dancer showing some ballet and contemporary technique, a 4x 6 headshot and short dance resume to Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle by May 1st, 2019. Please make sure videos are of good quality.

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance from 7:30-9PM on:


January 22nd
February 19
March 5th
March 26th
April 23rd

She would love to see you!!

 

Tuesday Contemporary with Risa D'Souza!

Tuesday Contemporary with Risa D'Souza!

Come and dance with Company Member Risa D’Souza at METdance from 7:30-9PM on:


January 29th
February 5th
February 12th
February 26th
April 2nd
April 30th

She would love to see you!!

 

Thursday Guest Teacher DaMond Garner

Thursday Guest Teacher DaMond Garner

Come and dance with Company Member, DaMond Garner on January 31st and February 14th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Open Level Teen/ Adult Modern Class with Jasmine Hearn!

Open Level Teen/ Adult Modern Class with Jasmine Hearn!

Come and take an OPEN Teen/ Adult level Modern class with former MET too Youth Comapny and now professional choreographer and dancer, Jasmine Hearn! February 3rd from 11:30-1PM! Read more about her class below!


There will be spirals, a line dance, pliés, improvised movement that listens to our organs and feelings, bone tracing, finding groove, shouting, singing, heart and hip openers, some swooning, spells, and humming. We will investigate how the body is able to use memory, sensation, and imagination as ways to enter movement to articulate story and personal truth. With a background in various dance forms and traditions, BodyMind Movement, yoga, and, vocalization, Met Too alum, Jasmine Hearn is committed to facilitate an environment that gives space for folks to connect with their own fantasy and feeling.  The class will end with a phrase.

Photo by Scott Shaw

"DUO" Tickets

"DUO" Tickets

The Raven Tower (map)

Buy your tickets in Advance at: http://www.metdance.org/duo/

February 7th, 8th and 9th at 8PM
The Raven Tower; 310 North Street, Houston, TX 77009

Ticket Information and Prices:
$27 Single- $22 ON SALE ONLINE ONLY
$46 Couple- $38 ON SALE ONLINE ONLY
$100 VIP Table- $90 ON SALE ONLINE ONLY
* Limited Seating

Two heads are better than one. And we literally prove it with an evening of intimate duets. Viewed at close range, DUO assembles works by artists from all corners of the USA including Eric Handman, Eoghan Dillon, Mariana Oliveira, Taylor Mitchell, Andrea Dawn Shelley and Marlana Doyle.

Summer Intensive Auditions for Urbanity!

Summer Intensive Auditions for Urbanity!

Come Audition for Urbanity Summer Program from 12-2PM on February 10th, 2019 at METdance! Click below for more information!

The three week program in Boston, MA provides students with 8 hours of training a day in ballet, modern, and contemporary technique by our company dancers and guest artists. They also receive opportunities to perform in the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and a professional video shoot. 

Professional Company Auditions

Professional Company Auditions

METDANCE IS LOOKING FOR ENTHUSIASTIC DANCERS FOR THE 2019 -2020 SEASON AND FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL INTENSIVE IN JUNE!  LIVE AUDITIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT PRIVATE AND VIDEO AUDITIONS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 1ST, 2019.

REQUIREMENTS
Dancers Age 21 and Older
Proficient in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz
8x 10 Headshot
Current Resume
$10 audition fee ( Non- Refundable)
Reservations are recommended ( See link below)

OPPORTUNTIES
Contracts Available from August 1st, 2019- September with a 36 weeks guarantee
Repertory Company with an extensive home performance season
Significant Educational and Outreach Programs
Competitive Salaries
Training Included
Dancers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend
Health Benefits

LIVE AUDITION DATES

HOUSTON - February 23rd, 2019
METdance Center
PO Box 980457
Houston, TX 77098

10-10:30AM Check in
10:30-1PM Audition
$10 with a Reservation
$15 Cash only ( at the Door)

Click here to reserve your spot!

PRIVATE/VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

In lieu of attending an audition you can submit a video or schedule a private audition by emailing: info@metdance.org. All Videos need to be in by May 1st, 2019.
Please include ballet and contemporary phrase work, plus a recent performance excerpt. The video cannot exceed 5 minutes.

Guest Teacher Joe Celej

Guest Teacher Joe Celej

Come Dance with Associate Director of METdance, Joe Celej on April 9th, 2019 from 7:30PM-9PM! He would love to see you all! 

Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Come dance with Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich for Contemporary on April 16th from 7:30-9PM. He would love to see you!

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Miller Outdoor Theatre (map)

Don't miss "Moving Myths" on April 24th, May 29th, September 25th, October 23rd at 11AM at the Miller Outdoor Theatre! FREE!!! See you there and read about "Moving Myths" below!

METdance presents "Moving Myths" captivating legends from all over the world in a magical interlude of storytelling. As traveling dancers spend a night beside a campfire, they entertain each other with breathtaking examples of mythology from their homelands to North, East, South, and West. Focusing on themes of courage, characters such as the Candle Fairy, the Rainbow Crow, and the North Wind will expose students to strong heroic ideas such as standing up to bullies, taking care of one’s family, fighting for love, and facing great danger.  The performance uses expressive movement and design to stimulate audience imagination and thought, while interactive portions of the performance will be physically engaging. Moving Myths is as much about honoring the importance of our unique cultures as it is about celebrating and sharing them together…a sentiment that mirrors METdance’s core values of inclusion and diversity. 

 

 

Studio and Office Closures!

Studio and Office Closures!

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21st, 2019 for the morning classes ONLY in observation of Martin Luther King Day and the Midtown Parade. All Children, Teen/ Adult Classes will resume on a regular schedule in the evening.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, April 19th, 2019 after the 9:30AM Ballet Classes through Sunday, April 21st, 2019 in observation of the Easter Holiday. All Children, Teen/Adult classes will resume on Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, May 24th, 2019 after the 9:30AM Ballet Classes through Monday, May 27th, 2019 in observation of the Memorial Day Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.

Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks

Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks

Come dance with Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks for Contemporary on June 4th from 7:30PM- 9PM! She would love to see you!

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer, Eoghan Dillon on June 11th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Guest Teacher Kevin Pajarillaga

Guest Teacher Kevin Pajarillaga

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer from Northwest Dance Project, Kevin Pajarillaga on July 30th from 7:30-9PM! 

He would love to see you!!

Guest Teacher Maddison Hicks

Guest Teacher Maddison Hicks

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer from LA Dance Project, Maddison Hicks on August 1st from 7:30-9PM! 

She would love to see you!!