Teen/Adult Broadway TAP class!

Teen/Adult Broadway TAP class!

METdance is excited to be offering Broadway Tap on Wednesday nights from 7-8PM! Come tap with us!

Morning Beginner Modern Class

Morning Beginner Modern Class

METdance now offers a Teen/Adult Beginner Modern every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00AM-12:15 PM. 

Teachers are listed below:
Tuesdays- Victoria DeRenzo ( Read more about her below)
Thursdays - Jennifer Mabus

Victoria DeRenzo is a former dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theatre where she toured internationally to twenty-eight countries on four continents from 2010 to 2016. Victoria currently dances with the Houston-based company NobleMotion Dance. Originally from Tampa Florida, she was classically trained in ballet, modern, tap and jazz at New Tampa Dance Theatre. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. Her choreography features athleticism, complex partnering and floorwork and has received national recognition in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Florida, and Texas. Victoria continues to teach masterclasses specializing in contemporary, floorwork, and tap.

Morning Beginner Adult Ballet!

Morning Beginner Adult Ballet!

METdance offers an Adult Beginner Ballet every Monday, Wedneday and Friday from 9:30AM-10:30AM. See you at the Barre!

Teachers are listed below:
Mondays and Wednesdays - Jennifer Mabus
Fridays - Genene McGrath
 

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!

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! She would love to see you!

Beginner Jazz with Kerry Jackson

Beginner Jazz with Kerry Jackson

Beginner Jazz on Monday’s from 6-7PM is taught by Kerry Jackson who wants you to get back to the technique, isolating steps, and the jazzy powerhouse days. This class will have an exciting set base warm up. Fun playlist that we all love oh so well. Finishing with the fulfilling combo!

Thursday Modern Class with Jenn Mabus

Thursday Modern Class with Jenn Mabus

Come Dance with Jenn Mabus EVERY Thursday from 6-7:30PM for Modern with LIVE Music! She would love to see you all! 

Thursday Guest Teacher DaMond Garner

Thursday Guest Teacher DaMond Garner

Come and dance with Company Member, DaMond Garner on April 11th and May 16th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Morning Ballet Classes at MET Dance

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!

Teachers are listed below:
Mondays - Priscilla Nathan Murphy
Tuesdays - Tina Bohnstedt
Wednesdays - Steve Brule
Thursdays - Jennifer Mabus
Fridays - Firat Ozsoy
Sundays - Andres De Blust Mommaerts

 

 

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Tuesday Contemporary Guest Teacher Marlana Doyle

Come and dance with Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle at METdance from 7:30-9PM on:


April 23rd
May 14th
May 28th

She would love to see you!!

 

Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class with DaMond!

Come and take an a NEW Teen/Adult Jazz Funk Class on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30PM with DaMond Garner! Read more below about what he will be focusing on!

Jazz Funk is a combination of classic, codified jazz elements mixed with hiphop and other current dance styles and trends. This class is full of life, very rhythmic, full out, sharp, and fun! 

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

"Moving Myths" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Miller Outdoor Theatre (map)

Don't miss "Moving Myths" on April 24th, May 29th, September 25th, October 23rd 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. 

 

 

Broadway Tap and Jazz with Alissa LaVergne

Broadway Tap and Jazz with Alissa LaVergne

Come dance with Alissa La Vergne ALL year on Wednesdays for Adult Broadway Jazz from 6-7PM and Adult Intermediate Jazz from 9-10:30AM.

Alissa is a professional dancer from southeast Texas. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BFA degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Throughout her eleven years in the business, she’s had the privilege of traveling and performing with dance aboard Royal Caribbean’s Cruiseline and regional theaters. Her Houston credits include Houston Symphony’s A Very Merry Pops, Houston Grand Opera’s West Side Story and numerous productions with Theatre Under the Stars: A Chorus Line (Sheila Bryant), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Beatrice), Spamalot, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, Hello, Dolly!, and Oliver.Alissa became a Radio City Rockette in 2009 and recently finished her 8th Christmas Spectacular. With the Rockettes, she has performed in the New York Spectacular, the 2017 Tony Awards, America’s Got Talent, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Celebrity Apprentice, Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, the Presidential Inauguration and numerous other nationwide events. 

 

METdance heads to Ohio!

METdance heads to Ohio!

METdance will be presented by Ohio Dance at the Ohio Dance Festival on April 26-28th, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Come see us!

 

 

 

Guest Teacher Kate Harpootlian

Guest Teacher Kate Harpootlian

Come dance with Guest Teacher and NEWdance Choreographer, Kate Harpootlian for Contemporary on April 30th from 7:30-9PM! She would love to see you!

Tuesday Contemporary with Risa D'Souza!

Tuesday Contemporary with Risa D'Souza!

Come and dance with Company Member Risa D’Souza at METdance from 7:30-9PM on:


April 30th
May 7th
May 21st

She would love to see you!!

 

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 2019 are:
JUNE 10-14th
JULY 15-19th
JULY 29- AUGUST 2nd

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 2019:
May 5th, 2019

9:15-10AM Registration
10-11:30AM Ballet Class
11:30-12:30PM Jazz Class

  • All attendees need to pay the $40 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.

  • All ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun and ballet shoes. Bring tight fitting shorts and/ or leggings and shoes for the jazz portion.

  • All gentleman must wear a black or white fitted t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. They can remove shoes for the Jazz portion.

Parking: We have a FREE reserved parking lot West of San Jacinto. (Across the street from the studio). There is limited parking for the studio and restaurant. Please try to park there or just drop off your dancer. You can also park on the street if you would like. *Please do not leave any valuables in your car that are visible. 

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 1st, 2019. Please make sure videos are of good quality.

Bring a Friend week for the MET ensemble classes!

Bring a Friend week for the MET ensemble classes!

Join are MET ensemble for class all week long! Feel free to come one day or all three days just stop by the front office to get a card that you will use for each class. Email youthcompany@metdance.org for any questions. This is a great way to prepare for the audition and get to know the teachers!

Classes are open to all dancers ages 8-13 years old that are dancing at an intermediate level.

Monday: 4:30-6PM Ballet; 6-7:30PM Modern

Tuesday: 4:30-6PM Ballet;6-7:30PM Contemporary

Thursday: 4:30-6PM Ballet; 6-7:30PM Jazz

See you then!

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 2019 are:
JUNE 10-14th
JULY 15-19th
JULY 29- AUGUST 2nd

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 2019:
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 * Just added
5:15-6PM Registration
6-7:30PM Ballet Class
7:30-9PM Jazz Class

All attendees need to pay the $40 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.

  • All ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun and ballet shoes. Bring tight fitting shorts and/ or leggings and shoes for the jazz portion.

  • All gentleman must wear a black or white fitted t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. They can remove shoes for the Jazz portion.

Parking: We have a FREE reserved parking lot West of San Jacinto. (Across the street from the studio). There is limited parking for the studio and restaurant. Please try to park there or just drop off your dancer. You can also park on the street if you would like. *Please do not leave any valuables in your car that are visible. 

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 1st, 2019. Please make sure videos are of good quality.

Youth Company Auditions!

Youth Company Auditions!

2019-2020 Auditions are May 19th and June 2nd at METdance!

9:15-10AM Registration
10-11:30AM Ballet
11:30-2:30PM Jazz/ Rep

$40- Audition Fee
Ages 8 and up are allowed to audition.
You may come to both or either to audition.

For more information regarding the MET too or MET ensemble Youth Companies,
please contact the Company Manager, Genene McGrath at : youthcompany@metdance.org

Youth Company Audition Registration
40.00
Quantity:
I would like to register
Tap Classes with Cynthia Garcia!

Tap Classes with Cynthia Garcia!

Come and take Beginner and Intermediate TAP with Cynthia Garcia every Tuesday from 7-8PM and 8-9PM! Read more about Cynthia below!

Cynthia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and has a background in acting, singing, and dancing. She’s received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an Associate of Arts Degree from El Paso Community College. Her dance training includes 21 years experience in styles such as Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Folklorico, Flamenco, and Aerial Silk. Cynthia has taught various levels of Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and combination classes across Texas and invites you to come take a Tap class with her. These classes will provide students with the fundamentals of tap dance principles along with engaging in introductory vocabulary and various styles associated with this genre of dance. Some of her favorite past times with Tap dance have included teaching Tap at Sam Houston State University and performing in shows such as: The ProducersSingin’ in The Rain, and Monty Python’s Spamalot with the UTEP Dinner Theatre.


Studio and Office Closures!

Studio and Office Closures!

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, May 24th, 2019 after the 9:30AM Ballet Classes through Monday, May 27th, 2019 in observation of the Memorial Day Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observation of the July 4th Holiday. All Children, Teen/Adult classes will resume on Friday, July 5th, 2019.

METdance office and studios will be CLOSED beginning Friday, August 30th, 2019 after the 9:30AM Ballet Classes through Monday, September 2nd, 2019 in observation of the Labor Day Holiday. All Teen/Adult classes will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.

Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks

Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks

Come dance with Guest Teacher Jess Hendricks for Contemporary on June 4th from 7:30PM- 9PM! She would love to see you!

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Guest Teacher Eoghan Dillon

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer, Eoghan Dillon on June 11th from 7:30-9PM! He would love to see you!!

Guest Teacher Kevin Pajarillaga

Guest Teacher Kevin Pajarillaga

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer from Northwest Dance Project, Kevin Pajarillaga on July 30th from 7:30-9PM! 

He would love to see you!!

Guest Teacher Maddison Hicks

Guest Teacher Maddison Hicks

Come and dance with dancer and choreographer from LA Dance Project, Maddison Hicks on August 1st from 7:30-9PM! 

She would love to see you!!