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!

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!

 

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Teen/Adult Broadway TAP!

METdance is excited to be offering Broadway Tap on Wednesday nights from 8-9PM (in place of Rep Tap) until further notice! Come tap with us!

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Teen/Adult Cuban Contemporary

Teen/Adult Cuban Contemporary

METdance presents Cuban Contemporary Class on Thursdays at METdance from 7:30-9PM!
Read more below about the class. Hope to see you there!

Cuban Contemporary - Circular Drawing Movement - A Cuban contemporary teaching method and technique created by Cuban choreographer Alexis Zanety.  This class is a combination of neoclassical and Afro-Cuban dance designed to strengthen the body by organizing phrases organically.  Class begins with stretches on the floor followed by body halves and balance exercises at the barre. Center is designed to condition major muscles and explore extremes through the use of out-of-balance turns and jumps in the diagonal. Class concludes with African phrases and choreography.

Teacher, ALEXIS ZANETY, is a contemporary choreographer and former first soloist for Cuba’s national Contemporary Dance Company. He graduated in 1989 from Escuela Profesional de Instructores de Arte in Villa Clara, Cuba and began his artistic career right after. As a First soloist (1995-2002), he worked under the direction of Eduardo Rivero Walker, Narciso Medina, Lídice Nuñez and Jan Linkens. He toured extensively around the world visiting Holland, Italy, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Aruba and Martinique. In 2002 he relocated to Mexico where he was invited by Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara to choreograph. He then performed the principal role of “Don Jose” in Carmen by choreographer Adriana Quinto and was also invited to portray the leading role in Besame Mucho (2003) produced by OCESA.  Alexis combines the information he has learned from Afro-Cuban, neoclassical, classical ballet, and Caribbean rhythms and enjoys exploring movement to Son Cubano and Cuban Rumba in his own technique called Dibujo Circular de Movimento. Most recently, he was commissioned by Compañía Nacional de Danza de Cuba to choreograph La Tercera Puerta (2011) and Retorno (2015) and in 2016 by Centro Morelense de las Artes in Mexico to choregraph Sombras y Destinos en Imágenes en Desequilibrio. He currently resides in Houston, Texas.

 

CLASS CANCELED!

PRO SPORTS ON THURSDAY'S FROM 8-9PM AND TEEN/ADULT HIP HOP ON SATURDAY'S FROM 12-1PM ARE CANCELED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE TEXANS WORKSHOP TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS IN JANUARY!
SEE HERE: 
http://www.metdance.org/texans-cheer-prep-workshop/

Modern Classes with Britt Wallis

Modern Classes with Britt Wallis

Come Dance with Britt Wallis on November 2nd, 9th and 30th, 2017 from 6-7:30PM! She would love to see you all! 

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance on:
November 7th
Devember 12th and 19th
from 7:30-9PM! 
She would love to see you!

 

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Come dance with Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich for Contemporary on:
November 14th and 21st
December 5th

from 7:30-9PM!

He would love to see you!

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

Come Dance with Jacquelyne Boe on November 16th and December 14th, 2017 from 6-7:30PM! She would love to see you all! 

"Moving Myths"

"Moving Myths"

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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. 

 

Thanksgiving Closure

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Wednesday, November 22nd at 11:30 a.m. until Sunday, November 26th in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

All Teen/ Adult classes and Children’s classes will resume on Monday, November 27th, as scheduled.

Master Class with Christian Denice

Master Class with Christian Denice

Come dance with Guest Teacher Christian Denice for Contemporary on November 28th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!

Guest Teacher Jenn Mabus

Guest Teacher Jenn Mabus

Jenn Mabus will be teaching Modern on December 7th from 6-7:30PM! Come dance with her she would love to see you!

Summer Studio Intensive Audition

Summer Studio Intensive Audition

The METdance Studio Summer Intensive program is designed for dancers ages 9-18 years of age at an Intermediate to Advance level, to study and train in a highly concentrated curriculum at the METdance Center studios in Midtown. Faculty and Guest teachers of professional expertise, training, technique and focus will help you gain the knowledge and training you are needing. Each day includes two technique classes, a lunch break then 2 additional afternoon dance classes. Past Guest Teachers to include: Grace Buckley, Joe Celej, Sean Carmon, Brandon Coleman, Cynthia Harada, Jessica Hendricks, Eoghan Dillon, Ashley Lindsey, Josh Manculich, Betsy McMillian, Andrea Dawn Shelley, James Washington, Quinton Weathers and many more. 2018 Guest Faculty will be announced soon! Price is $500 a week; $400 for the Pre Intensive. There are NO REFUNDS and entry into the Youth Summer Intensive is by audition only at the METdance Center.  

"My daughter was inspired, challenged, felt supported and was impressed with the instructors and structure of the intensive!! She had a great week!! "- Parent of dancer

Youth Intensive Dates 2018:
June 18-22nd
July 16-20th
July 30th- August 3rd

Youth Intensive Audition Dates for 2018:
January 28th, 2018
March 4th, 2018
May 6th, 2018

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.

There are three Levels in our Intenisve:

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.