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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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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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:
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!

Cuban Contemporary ( Thursday 7:30-9PM) and Beg/ Intermediate Tap (Thursday 8-9PM) has been canceled indefinitely until further notice.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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.

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance on:
February 13th and 27th
March 13th
April 24th

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

 

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

Modern Class with Brit Wallis

Modern Class with Brit Wallis

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

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! 

Modern Class with Jesus Acosta

Modern Class with Jesus Acosta

Come Dance with METdance company Member Jesus Acosta on February 22nd, March 1st and April 19th, 2018 from 6-7:30PM! He would love to see you all! 

Guest Teacher Lenorris Arnold!

Guest Teacher Lenorris Arnold!

Come dance with Guest Teacher Lenorris on March 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

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 2018:
JUNE 18-22nd
JULY 16-20th
JULY 30-AUGUST 3rd

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 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.

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 15th, 2018. Please make sure videos are of good quality.

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich

Come dance with Guest Teacher Joshua Manculich for Contemporary on:
March 6th and 20th
April 10th and 17th from 7:30-9PM

He 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:
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. 

Guest Teacher Dylan Croy

Guest Teacher Dylan Croy

Dylan Croy will be teaching Contemporary on March 8th from 7:30-9PM!
Come dance with him! He would love to see you!

METdance heads to Dallas, TX!

METdance heads to Dallas, TX!

METdance will be performing with Bruce Wood Dance at the Dallas City Performance Hall on March 16th at 8PM! Read more about "LONE STARS" below and we hope to see you there!

"LONE STARS"- Texas-sized entertainment! One night only! Bruce Wood Dance hosts Houston’s premiere dance company, METdanceLone Stars celebrates the great state of Texas with Bruce Wood® audience favorites RED and Lovett!, and METdance showstopper, "Snow Playground", by Katarzyna Skarpetowska. See the world premiere of "Following Echoes"—created by Dallas native Bridget L. Moore—an internationally acclaimed choreographer and winner of the Princess Grace Award.

 

 

 

 

Master Class with Travis Prokop

Master Class with Travis Prokop

Travis Prokop will be teaching Contemporary on March 27th from 7:30-9PM!
Come dance with him and read more about him below!

Assistant Professor of Dance at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, Travis Prokop holds his B.F.A from West Texas A&M University and M.F.A. from Sam Houston State University. Performer, Instructor and Choreographer, Travis is currently a company member of HopeStone Dance and VIVO Ballet US Company, in Houston, TX.  Travis has performed at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C., and has studied the repertory of Jiri Kylian, GaGa, and Batsheva in Lucca, Italy with Bruce Michelson and Aya Israeli. Mr. Prokop has also appeared in Season 2, Episode 5 of ABC’s hit TV show, American Crime, and on the Fox TV's very popular So You Think You Can Dance in 2009.

Instructor and choreographer of dance, Travis Prokop currently teaches and sets work for surrounding areas of Texas, including the Houston Ballet Academy, West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. Mr. Prokop has also served as and Adjunct professor for Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, TX and Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX. Mr. Prokop’s choreographed work has been produced at The Dance Gallery Festival: New York, he has showcased four adjudicated works in the South-central conference of the American College Dance Association and set original choreography to CHICAGO: THE MUSCIAL.

Reaching Out!

Reaching Out!

“Reaching Out” is part of METdance’s continuing initiative to make its world class brand of dance more accessible to Houston’s surrounding communities.  These performances offer an opportunity to see wide range of METdance repertory and preview excerpts of new works before they premiere.

March 27th, 2018 at 7:30PM
Sam Houston State University
1905 University Ave, Huntsville, TX 77340


Tickets are $20 online; $10 with a valid SHSU ID; $25 at the door

*Have a group of 6 or more? Want a group class for your school in connection to the performance? Email us at: info@metdance.org
 

Guest Teacher Bruce Wood Dance Artistic Director!

Guest Teacher Bruce Wood Dance Artistic Director!

Come take a Master Class with Artistic Director, Kimi Nikaidoh from Dallas based company, Bruce Wood Dance. The class will consist of barre work and a short classical center practice is followed by exercises in the repertory style of Bruce Wood Dance.

Kimi Nikaidoh, Artistic Director and in-house choreographer for Bruce Wood Dance (BWD), received her training from Canada’s National Ballet School, SAB, ABT, and Tanju and Patricia Tuzer. She was a member of the Bruce Wood Dance Company from 2000-2004 and of Complexions Contemporary Ballet (CCB) from 2005-2008. She completed a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University while freelancing with BWD, Thang Dao, Columbia Ballet Collaborative (CBC), and Emery LeCrone Dance. Nikaidoh has staged work for Dwight Rhoden, LeCrone, and Wood and has choreographed her own works for CCB, CBC, Firebone Theater, and Avant Chamber Ballet.

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

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Don't miss "Moving Myths" on April 25th and May 30th 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. 

April 25th and May 30th at 11AM at the Miller Outdoor Theatre- FREE!!!

 

Youth Company Auditions!

Youth Company Auditions!

2018-2019 Auditions are June 3rd and 17th at METdance!

9:15-10AM Registration
10-11:30AM Ballet
11:30-1:30 PM Jazz/ Rep

$40- Audition Fee
Ages 8 and up are allowed to audition.
You may come to both or either to audition.
Pre Registration will open on February 15th, 2018!

For more information regarding the MET too Youth Company, please contact the MET too Company Manager, Genene McGrath at : mettoo@metdance.org.
 For more information regarding the  Studio Ensemble Company, please contact Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at: marlana@metdance.org

Master Class with Jess Hendricks

Master Class with Jess Hendricks

Jess Hendricks will be teaching Contemporary on June 12th from 7:30-9PM!
Come dance with her she would love to see you!