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 Brule
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 and 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!

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. 

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!

** Alissa is currently dancing with the NYC Radio City Rockettes through January. We have great substitutes filling in for her. Come dance with us!

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 class!

Teen/Adult Broadway TAP class!

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

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! 

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!

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance on:
November 6th
November 20th
December 4th
December 18th

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

 

GIVE BACK AND GET $$ OFF CLASSES FOR TEEN/ ADULTS STUDENTS!

MET DANCE IS COLLECTING
HOUSTON FOOD BANK DONATIONS!

BRING A CANNED GOOD OR PANTRY ITEM AND GET
$1 OFF YOUR SINGLE CLASS PURCAHSE BY NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018!

BRING UP TO 5 ITEMS TO GET $5 OFF PER CLASS!

PLEASE SEE OFFICE FOR DETAILS!

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Come dance with Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich for Contemporary on:
November 20th
November 27th

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

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 Thursday, December 20th through Wednesday, December 26th 2018 for the Christmas Holiday.  We will have some daytime Winter Classes on December 27th and 28th, 2018.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Saturday, December 29th through Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 for the New Year Holiday. We will have some daytime Winter Classes on January 3rd and 4th, 2019.

We will be closed on January 5th and 6th, 2019. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Come and dance with MET DUO Choreographer, Eoghan Dillon on December 11th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Joffrey Texas Winter Intensive at METdance!

Join Joffrey Texas for their second annual Winter Intensive! No audition needed!

Two days of fun and information filled classes in ballet, pointe and contemporary dance taught by the directors of Joffrey Texas. This is a great way to keep moving through the holiday break. Dates are: Dec 29-30th, 2018 from 10AM-2PM at METdance! Ages 9-18

Tuition: $250 *Early bird discount-Register before December 1st and save $25

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.