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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JANUARY SPECIALS FOR TEEN/ ADULTS STUDENTS!

JANUARY SPECIALS FOR TEEN/ ADULTS STUDENTS!

TWO SPECIALS FOR ALL OF JANUARY! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

BRING A FRIEND WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO METdance AND GET YOUR CLASS FOR $3!

GET 10% OFF ALL CLASS CARDS FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF JANUARY!
(* NO OTHER DISCOUNTS APPLIED STUDENT ID ETC.)

 SPECIALS Begin January 2nd, 2018! 
PLEASE SEE OFFICE FOR DETAILS!

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 Broadway TAP!

METdance is excited to be offering Broadway Tap on Wednesday nights from 8-9PM!
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.

 

Professional Company Auditions

Professional Company Auditions

 

 
WE ARE LOOKING FOR ENTHUSIASTIC DANCERS FOR THE 2018 -2019 SEASON AND FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL INTENSIVE IN JUNE!  LIVE AUDITIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT PRIVATE AND VIDEO AUDITIONS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 1ST, 2018. PLEASE EMAIL INFO@METDANCE TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE AUDITION.

REQUIREMENTS
Dancers Age 21 and Older
Proficient in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz
Provide us with a headshot and resume at the audition

OPPORTUNITIES
Contracts Available from September- September with a 36 week 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

2018-2019 LIVE AUDITION DATES:
January 15th, 2018- NYC
Alvin Aliey Dance Studios
405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
10AM-10:30AM Registration
10:30-1PM Audition
$10 Audition Fee ( *Cash Only)

April 21st, 2018- Houston
METdance Center
2808 Caroline, Houston TX 77004
12:30-1PM Registration
1-4PM Audition
$10 Audition Fee

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, 2018.
Please include ballet and contemporary phrase work, plus a recent performance excerpt. The video cannot exceed 5 minutes.

Studio and Office Closures!

Studio and Office Closures!

METdance will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 16th due to developing inclement weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions. Please be safe.

METdance will office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, March 30th (after 9:30AM Ballet) through Sunday, April 1st for the Easter Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes and Children's classes will resume on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

METdance will office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, May 25th (after 9:30AM Ballet) through Monday, May 28th for the Memorial Day Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

Luigi Jazz Master Classes

Luigi Jazz Master Classes

Come Dance with Master Luigi teacher, Francis J. Roach on January 17th, from 10-11:30AM AND January 18th from 7:30-9PM. Don't miss these two opportunities!

Read more about Francis below

 

Francis J. Roach has been on the faculty of Luigi's Jazz Centre in New York city for over 30 years. He has guest taught and choreographed in South Africa, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan (over 30 times), Canada, Italy, Brazil, and throughout America Luigi's world renown technique. In fact, he has worked in America at the Joffrey Ballet School, University of South Florida, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Manhattan Marymount College, Jackson International Ballet Competition, Hoctor Dance Caravans, Dance Masters of America, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Broadway Theater Project, and numerous dance and musical theater workshops. As a performer, Francis has appeared with Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, and Patti LaBelle on television and in AEA and SAG productions. On Broadway in ALS benefits he has been with Ben Vereen, Sandy Duncan, Donna McKechnie, and Elaine Stritch. His choreography credits include: Broadway benefits, dance companies, MTV videos, operas, industrial fashion shows for the NYC Marathon, Japanese commercials, resident choreographer for NY Artists Unlimited, Jazz Choreographers Enterprises, and a magazine layout for Charlotte D'Amboise. Francis co-authored with Luigi and Lorraine Person Kriegel the book, ''Luigi's Jazz Warm-Up'' by Princeton Book Company.

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Modern Class with Brit Wallis

Modern Class with Brit Wallis

Come Dance with Brit Wallis on January 18th and 25th, February 8th, March 15th and April 26th, 2018 from 6-7:30PM! She would love to see you all! 

Master Class with Sean Carmon

Master Class with Sean Carmon

Come dance with Guest Teacher Sean Carmon for Contemporary on January 18th from 6-7:30PM! He 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:
January 23rd
February 6th and 20th
March 6th and 20th

April 10th and 17th from 7:30-9PM

He 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.

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance on:
January 30th
February 13th and 27th

March 13th
April 24th

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

 

Modern Guest Teacher Jonnesha Hawkins-Minter

Modern Guest Teacher Jonnesha Hawkins-Minter

Come dance with Guest Teacher Jonnesha Hawkins- Minter for Modern from 6-7:30PM on:
February 1st
March 8th

April 5th
May 10th

Read more about Jonnesha below

Jonnesha Hawkins-Minter is a native of OKC, OK. She began her dance training at the age  of 11 at Classen School of Advanced Studies and Performing arts in 1994, concentrating her studies in modern dance, ballet and other forms of dance. She graduated from Classen SAS in May 2001. In high school she spent 2 summers studying modern dance at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and in 2000 performed with the world renowned African American Dance Ensemble. Jonnesha then went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma in May 2005 with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance. It was there that she studied with renowned choreographers and teachers such as, Denise Vail of the Martha Graham Dance Company), Austin Hartel (Pilobolous Dance Theatre), Brian Brooks and Derick Minter (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre), and Sonia Dawkins Artistic director of SD Prism Dance Company. She also studied at the American Dance Festival and worked with choreographers, Ronald K. Brown Artistic Director of Evidence Dance Company and Nicholas Leichter Artistic Director of Nicholas Leichter Dance. After graduating, she became a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 under the direction of Shonna Hickman-Matlock. Jonnesha also taught at their training school, Jeraldyne’s School of Dance and taught with Muse Machine in the Dayton Public School District.After her journey in Ohio she then became a member of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for their June 2006 – December 2007 season. Jonnesha has also performed in a Drapers Desirability of babies project in March 2007. She has also performed in numerous projects with choreographer John Stronks. Jonnesha joined Psophonia Dance Company in summer 2007 until summer 2010. She then joined Urban Souls Dance Company Fall 2010 until summer 2012. She served as rehearsal director for Urban Souls 2012-13 season. In May 2008, Jonnesha decided to start her own youth dance company, TopFlight Dance Company and in Fall 2011 opened TopFlight Dance Center to serve as home/training facility for her company dancers as well as offering dance classes for youth in many genres and skill levels. Not only does Jonnesha feel the need to continue to educate youth, She also has decided to continue her education and is now a candidate to receive her Katherine Dunham Certification. 

"DUO" Tickets

"DUO" Tickets

REC Room (map)

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

February 8th, 9th and 10th at 8PM
DUO too-February 10th at 5PM
REC ROOM; 100 Jackson Street #130c. Houston, TX 77002

Ticket Information and Prices:
$27 Single- $22 ON SALE ONLINE ONLY
$47 Couple- $38 ON SALE ONLINE ONLY
* Limited Seating 

An intimate evening of duets, DUO presents the artists of METdance at close range at the REC ROOM. Featuring premieres by Houston dancemakers; Jane Weiner, Laura Harrell, Jennifer Mabus, Emily Schoen, Josh Manchulich, Alvin Aliey’s own Sean Carmon and Los Angeles-based Christian Denice . DUOmerges sensitivity with acute physicality that you don't want to miss! 

Don't miss our MET too Youth Company in DUO too! 
February 10th at 5PM
$18 ONLINE
$25 AT THE DOOR

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

Come Dance with Jacquelyne Boe on Febuary 15th, March 22nd, April 12th and May 3rd, 2018 from 6-7:30PM! She would love to see you all! 

Guest Teacher Risa D'Souza

Guest Teacher Risa D'Souza

Risa D'Souza will be teaching Contemporary on February 20th from 7:30-9PM!
Come dance with her she would love to see you!

Modern Class with Jesus Acosta

Modern Class with Jesus Acosta

Come Dance with METdance company Member Jesus Acosta on February 22nd and April 19th, 2018 from 6-7:30PM! He would love to see you all!