Welcome to Houston Met Dance


Welcome to Houston Met Dance

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Houston Met Dance classes suspended from October 18 - November 1

We are happy to announce that we have an official move in and start date for our new location, Saturday, November 2, 2019! In preparation of our relocation we have decided to suspend classes from October 18 – November 1 in an effort to ensure the smoothest relocation transition for everyone into the new space at 5115 Main St. 

Tuition payments will be processed as usual on the 1st of November and Houston Met Dance wants to assure you that we will be fulfilling our commitment to make up all classes missed during this transition and if we are unable to make up those classes, accounts will be credited.

Check out the space under construction on the right! We are excited and will keep you updated on its progress. We are looking forward to moving into this wonderful new space with free parking, a coffee shop across the street and in walking distance of the museums.  Please feel free to explore the area!

Come support the Houston Met Dance Luncheon

Being held on November 22, 2019 at 12 pm at 1700 Smith St.

This is a great opportunity to hear from two great speakers and supporting the Houston Met Dance educational outreach efforts.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking below.


All classes will be temporarily located at the MATCH

3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Click here for MATCH parking information

Until build-out of the new location (which will be in the Midtown / Museum District)


Houston Metropolitan Dance Center is excited to announce that they we moving back into our old neighborhood. HMDC has secured space at 5115 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 and will begin build out soon. Stay tuned for more information on the expanded schedule of classes for children, teens and adults, rental opportunities and new programming opportunities for the arts communities.

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Men’s & Pre-Professional

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.





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.

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. 

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.