Welcome to Houston MET Dance


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Welcome to Houston MET Dance


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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

 CENTER

Men’s & Pre-Professional

Houston MET DANCE IS EXCITED TO REPORT THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN LEASE NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW STUDIO SPACE IN THE MUSEUM DISTRICT. WE ARE HOPEFUL TO BE IN A NEW HOME THIS OCTOBER. IN THE MEANTIME, CHILDREN AND TEEN/ADULT FALL CLASSES WILL Continue AT THE MATCH AND WILL BE HELD THERE UNTIL BUILD OUT FOR THE NEW STUDIO IS COMPLETE AND THE SPACE IS READY FOR MOVE IN. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS THINGS PROGRESS. Houston MET DANCE IS COMMITTED TO FINDING A WONDERFUL new SPACE for OUR CLASSES!


Houston Met Dance is returning to its roots of open classes for all students of all levels in all genres of dance. With a commitment to teaching students ages 3 to 73, Houston Met Dance’s goal is to not only to train but to energize and excite students through dance. Featuring an interdisciplinary approach to dance training, classes are designed to enhance each student’s experience to the fullest in a stimulating and creative atmosphere.

Summer Classes are running until August 29th and Fall classes start on September 3rd


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All classes will be located at the MATCH

3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Until build-out of the new location (which will be in the same area)


Mission


Mission


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Houston MET dance is a 501(c) Non Profit organization.


Our Mission:

To enhance the quality of life for individuals and society through the instruction and the performance of dance.

About:
Houston Met Dance is a multi-functional dance organization that excels at instilling passion and excitement for dance in its students, training the talented youth of Houston and preparing them for careers in dance performance, and inspiring children through the art of dance. For the past 24 years, Houston Met Dance has been dedicated to enriching the communities of Houston and being a leader in diversity and vitality of arts presentation and instruction.

The Houston Met Dance Center offers both children and teen/adult classes where anyone can enjoy the artistic and physical benefits of dance in a vast range of genres and modalities regardless of age or experience level. The Houston Met Dance Center currently serves over 1,000 students per week while providing much needed space for many other local art organizations. 

The Pre-Professional and Men’s Training provides young dancers with an intense program focused on preparing them for dance programs at universities and/or a professional career in dance performance. Alumni have achieved the highest levels of success with many attending top level arts institutions or are in professional dance companies.   

Houston Met Dance Educational Outreach aims to excite, inspire, and expose the art of dance to as many spectators as possible. Our educational outreach program engages over 7,000 students K-12 from a minimum of 15-20 schools each season through free performances at the Miller Outdoor Theater and in-school lecture demonstrations. 

History:
In 1995, as a former performer, company manager, and dance center director of the Delia Stewart Dance Company and Center, Michelle Smith (founder and Executive Director of Houston Met Dance ) transitioned the retiring Delia Stewart organization into a new and vibrant one focused on providing the Houston public with a place to study dance. Thus, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Center (HMDC) was formed. Then located in Houston’s historic museum district, the center provided passionate dance instruction to thousands of students of all ages and experiences. Houston Met Dance continues its commitment to dance education through its classes for children, teens and adults and its youth training programs.