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
TEEN/ADULT HIP HOP ON SATURDAY'S FROM 12-1PM
TAP JAM ON MONDAY FROM 8-9PM

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/

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

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

 

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

Modern Classes with Jacquelyne Boe

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

Winter Ballet Classes!

Winter Ballet Classes!

Come take Ballet from 9:30-11AM with these amazing Teachers over the Winter Break!

12/18 - Priscilla Murphy; 12/19 - Tina Bohnstedt; 12/20 - Steve Brule;
12/21 - Richard Bowman;  12/22 - Lindsay McGill

12/27 - Lindsay McGill; 12/28 - Richard Bowman; 12/29 - Lindsay McGill

1/2 - Tina Bohnstedt; 1/3- Steve Brule;
1/4 - Richard Bowman;  1/5 - Firat Ozya

 

Winter Contemporary Classes!

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December 18th- Lenorris Arnold; December 19th- Terrill Mitchell
December 20th- Joshua Manculich; December 21st- Marlana Doye

December 22nd- Risa D'Souza

December 27th- Shelby Nunn; December 28th- Lenorris Arnold;
December 29th- Joshua Manchulich

January 2nd- Josh Manchulich; January 3rd- Shelby Nunn;
January 4th- Terrill Mitchell; January 5th- Brandon Coleman

 

Pay What you Can Holiday Classes with Group Acorde!

Pay What you Can Holiday Classes with Group Acorde!

 

Join Roberta Paixao Cortes and Lindsey McGill for ballet and company repertoire accompanied by live music by Thomas Helton and Seth Paynter.
December 23rd AND 30th 10-11:30am METdance who is generously donating the space

Open to teen and adults, pay what you can! See you then!

 

Guest Teacher Shelby Nunn

Guest Teacher Shelby Nunn

Shelby Nunn will be teaching Contemporary on January 2nd from 7:30-9PM!
Come dance with her 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:
January 4th and 18th
February 1st and 22nd
March 8th and 29th

April 5th and 26th
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. 

Guest Teacher Brandon Coleman

Guest Teacher Brandon Coleman

Come dance with Guest Teacher Brandon Coleman for Contemporary on January 4th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!

Musical Theatre Guest Teacher Parker Esse!

Musical Theatre Guest Teacher Parker Esse!

Parker Esse will be teaching a Open Musical Theatre Class on January 13th from 10:30-12PM! Come dance with him and he would love to see you!

Summer Intensive Audition for NWDP

Summer Intensive Audition for NWDP

Come Audition for Northwest Dance Project Summer Program from 1:30-4PM on January 14th, 2018 at METdance! Click below for more information!

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.

Master Class with Sean Carmon

Master Class with Sean Carmon

Come dance with Guest Teacher Sean Carmon for Contemporary on January 16th from 7:30-9PM! 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 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.