23rd METdance Season Packages on SALE!

23rd METdance Season Packages on SALE!

For ONLY $105 (Save 25%) Includes 1 ticket to all 5 ticketed Season Performances! You will also receive invitations to view open company rehearsals, special events, and additional discounted MET too Youth Company tickets.  *ON SALE UNTIL OCTOBER 15th, 2018

http://www.metdance.org/season-packages/

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Miller Outdoor Theatre (map)

Don't miss "Moving Myths" on May 30th, September 19th and October 24th, 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. 

 

 

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

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 Brulee
Thursdays - Jennifer Mabus
Fridays - Firat Ozsoy
Sundays - Andres De Blust Mommaerts

 

 

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 Beginner Adult Ballet!

Morning Beginner Adult Ballet!

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

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

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!

NEW Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

NEW Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

Come and take an a NEW Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class on Tuesdays from 6-7:30PM 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!

We 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. 

Broadway Tap and Jazz with Alissa LaVergne

Broadway Tap and Jazz with Alissa LaVergne

Come dance with Alissa La Vergne ALL year on Wednesdays for Adult Broadway Jazz from 6-7PM and Broadway Tap from 7-8PM! Read more about Alissa below!

Alissa is a professional dancer from southeast Texas. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BFA degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Throughout her eleven years in the business, she’s had the privilege of traveling and performing with dance aboard Royal Caribbean’s Cruiseline and regional theaters. Her Houston credits include Houston Symphony’s A Very Merry Pops, Houston Grand Opera’s West Side Story and numerous productions with Theatre Under the Stars: A Chorus Line (Sheila Bryant), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Beatrice), Spamalot, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, Hello, Dolly!, and Oliver.Alissa became a Radio City Rockette in 2009 and recently finished her 8th Christmas Spectacular. With the Rockettes, she has performed in the New York Spectacular, the 2017 Tony Awards, America’s Got Talent, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Celebrity Apprentice, Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, the Presidential Inauguration and numerous other nationwide events. 

 

Teen/Adult Broadway TAP!

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

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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 Adv Modern! See you there!

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!! 
She would love to see you all! 

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Come dance with Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich for Contemporary on:
September 18th
October 2nd
October 23rd
October 30th
November 13th
November 27th

from 7:30-9PM. He would love to see you!

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance on:
September 25th
October 9th
October 23rd
November 6th
November 20th

from 7:30-9PM! 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 October 4th and 18th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Guest Teacher Matthew Baker from AIM

Guest Teacher Matthew Baker from AIM

Come take class with Company member from Abraham in Motion, Matthew Baker on October 25th, 2018 from 7:30-9PM at METdance! Read more about A.I.M classes and Matthew below.

Classes taught by A.I.M emphasize four of the company’s core movement values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition. The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening; and then builds up to challenging, creative and invigorating phrase work. Students experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures and signature A.I.M moves.

MATTHEW BAKER hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his BFA (’08) in dance from Western Michigan University. In NYC, he worked with such choreographers as Mark Dendy and Keith Thompson before joining Keigwin + Company, under the Artistic Direction of Larry Keigwin and co-founder Nicole Wolcott, from 2009 - 2014. As Choreographic Associate for A.I.M, Matthew works with the Artistic Director and his colleagues to maintain and develop the company’s repertory. Matthew was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from his Alma Mater in 2014. Matthew joined A.I.M in 2011.

Guest Teacher Lenorris Arnold!

Guest Teacher Lenorris Arnold!

Come dance with Guest Teacher Lenorris on November 1st from 7:30-9PM!
Photo by: Ben Doyle
Read more about Lenorris here: 

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Arnold moved to Houston, Texas and studied all dance disciplines at Masters, The Upper Level in Stafford, TX. His unique lyrical style of movement garnered attention from both drill teams and dance studios throughout Houston and he has become an extremely sought after teacher and choreographer in Texas and Louisiana. In addition, he judges promising young talent with Move Dance Productions. Lenorris’ choreography has won numerous top awards at competitions such as Adrenaline Dance Convention, Legacy Dance Competition, Primetime Dance Productions, Hall of Fame Dance Competition, Artists Simply Human Dance Workshop, Move Dance Productions, New York City Dance Alliance, StarSystems Talent Competition, and Showstopper Competitions. Lenorris serves as our Assistant Company Director/Instructor, teaches at several local studios and constantly continues his dance education through seminars, conventions and travel to NYC and LA. His greatest inspiration is the progress of the dancer’s themselves

Studio and Office Closures!

Studio and Office Closures!

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Wednesday, November 21st (after 9:30AM Ballet) through Sunday, November 25th, 2018 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Sunday, December 23rd through Wednesday, December 26th 2018 for the Christmas Holiday.  We will have some daytime Winter Classes on December 27th - 29th, 2018.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Sunday, December 30th through Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 for the New Year Holiday. We will have some daytime Winter Classes on January 3rd - 6th, 2019. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Monday, January 7th, 2019.