dance workshops + residencies

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage participants to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per participant group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

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Discover the Art of Flamenco Dancing 

WORKSHOP

Ana María Barceló Flamenco

Flamenco is an artistic expression that resulted from the combination of singing, dance, and guitar accompaniment, respectively called cante, baile and toque. Join professional Flamenco dancers and learn more about the beauty, strength, and variety that exists within the Flamenco dance and culture. Participants will gain a deeper appreciation of this art through a brief introduction to the origin and history of Flamenco, as well as an explanation of the performance elements that compose this dance. The participants will complete the program by learning choreographed routines. Also available as a performance, call for details.

Virtual Option Available

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

Anjali Dance Theatre

Dance Without Borders

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Anjali Dance Theatre

Internationally acclaimed performer Rathna Kumar utilizes her 30 years of teaching experience to integrate Indian dance into school curricula. Participants learn new means of communication through the elaborate vocabulary of Indian dance, which uses hand gestures to tell stories. For hearing- or speech-impaired participants, the dances become an exciting new sign language, and for any class, TEKS elements can be incorporated to fit individual lesson plans in language arts, social studies, history, science, or math.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Brazilian Arts Foundation

Capoeira Workshop

WORKSHOP

Brazilian Cultural Institute

Capoeira is a unique fusion of acrobatics, dance, and music. Classes emphasize strength, coordination, agility, endurance, balance, and rhythm. The energy of the game, the rhythm, and speed are determined by the music, led by the Berimbau, an African string instrument. Participants will learn essential moves and strategies, as well as how to play the music and of course, practice all the skills together in the Roda!

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

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Aztec Dance, Song and Drum

WORKSHOP

Calmecac Indigenous Organization

This multi-disciplinary residency offers Aztec dance, drum and song. A 9-week residency offers participants the chance to learn 2 dances and selected participants will learn the drumming patterns and one Nahuatl (Aztec) song with a final performance for the participant group/parents. In a 15-week residency, participants will learn 4 dances and selected students will learn the drumming patterns for 2 songs in the Nahuatl (Aztec) language. Participants will be guided with the circle of respect concept that also integrates racial tolerance, acceptance as all 4 colors of the medicine wheel will be explained as the template of the Native American medicine wheel. These four colors represent the four stages of life, the four original people of color of the earth as well as the four changes of season.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

K-8

Dance of Asian America

Learning about China Workshop

WORKSHOP

Dance of Asian America

In this cultural dance workshop, participants will journey through various parts of China by exploring authentic Chinese dance techniques. Learning the origin of these techniques will help participants better understand the customs and traditions of China’s various aboriginal groups. Participants will also experiment with Chinese dance props and view excerpts of Chinese dance.

Virtual Option Available

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

1-12

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Dance & Dialogue (Text + Movement)

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Donna Crump & Good Dance

This workshop is a writing workshop that encourages free expressive writing and dance. These exercises build vocabulary and movement sequences based on text and onomatopoeia. We will use spelling words, current literature, and synonyms to incorporate into the movement. The participants will explore dance making and text from their own personal stories. This residency can be adapted for grades 2-12. This can be offered as a single class or as a residency that has a culminating performance.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

2-12

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Emotional Self Awareness & The Human Body Through Dance

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Donna Crump & Good Dance

Participants will be introduced to working with emotional balance and emotional states through dance. Participants will learn to express themselves through somatics, stretching and the universal movements of dance. This workshop encourages practices of finding balance, centering, and grounding, when it comes to expressing emotions. This workshop can be adapted for grades K-12. The progression of the workshop integrates the physicalities and sequential movements of the human body, (particularly the brain) its systems, and how we apply them in dance and everyday life. This can be offered as a single class or as a residency that has a culminating performance.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

K-12

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Keeper of the Flame: New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Culture & More

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Donna Crump & Good Dance

This visual arts and dance workshop and performance will examine the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Culture. The workshop bridges the gap between participants and the New Orleans Culture, which most of its origins come from Haitian and West-African traditions. The workshop allows participants to be hands-on by learning sewing techniques, beading, and how to make Mardi Gras Indian regalia. Participants will learn the history and culture of New Orleans and how it influences the world today. The workshop will take participants through simple choreography and dance steps that come directly from the culture. The performance company, Good Dance Since 1984 will perform excerpts from the full length piece with live musicians that will require audience /group participation (Call and response). This workshop can be adapted for K-8 grades. The performance is inclusive to all grades K-12.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

K-8

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Dance through Cultural Time Periods: 16th - 21st Centuries 

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Donna Crump & Good Dance

This workshop bridges the gap between formal dancing of time periods and current dancing forms. Participants will learn the history of Renaissance periods and the forms of dance back then.  They will do the same with the history of hip-hop culture and dance. This comparison will be examined through different dance sequences and movements. This workshop can be adapted for grades k-8 for a one day workshop or a residency with a culminating performance. This class is improvisation based. It allows for free expression and movement sequences curated by the participants.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

K-8

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Dance Expressions

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Hearts In Motion

Dance Expressions allows the youngest participants to perfect gross and fine motor skills while incorporating basic movements of dance. Children will bend, jump, crawl, and everything in between to help them learn more about what their bodies can do. Imaginative play will allow them to experiment with decision-making on how to behave and increase interaction with their peers. The cognitive, social, emotional, and language development that occurs will build a strong foundation for stress management and social-emotional resilience. For this age, we recommend 45 minutes per session.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

Ages 3-5

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The Art of Change

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Hearts In Motion

A collaboration between Hearts in Motion and Bravissimo Inc., The Art of Change was created to allow youth to have a voice in a world that is rapidly changing before their eyes. This program fosters the imagination of the possibility of change through art.  We do this, by creating a safe space for them to explore and express their feelings through the use of dance and theatrical concepts. These moves and concepts will give the youth an opportunity to have their voices heard and ideas used in creating their final performance. This class is either offered as a short workshop or a residency. Residencies are 2 sessions per week for 2, 4, or 6-week periods that culminate in a student performance. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

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Movement Speaks

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Hearts In Motion

Movement Speaks allows participants the freedom to creatively express themselves through movement while sharing stories that will educate and inspire them within their communities. Participants will engage in creative movement and various dance styles including, but not limited to, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, African dance, and more. Social and emotional learning is incorporated into classes through journaling and dedicated time for self-expression. Movement Speaks creates a safe space for participants to enjoy the creative process that is dance. Our goal is to empower and encourage participants to use the leadership skills they acquire within these sessions in everyday life. This program can be adapted for PK-12th grade participants.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Jalia Movement Arts

Moving Voices

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Jalia Movement Arts

Through writing exercises participants in grades, 6 through 12 will use poetry and prose to express and idea, emotion, opinion or experience. The group will be guided to further express their ideas in movement, drawing from the imagery they created with words. This residency may be offered in as few as 6 sessions or as an ongoing program. Public performance options require a minimum of 12 sessions.

Virtual Option Available 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

6-12

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JAM Dance

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Jalia Movement Arts

JAM dance is a highly energetic movement class for boys and girls who love to move. The classes will cover the basics of dance including foundations of movement through jazz and hip-hop dance. It will be a JAM packed class designed to inspire creativity, self expression and incorporate age appropriate current trends in social dancing. Suggested 8 sessions.

Virtual Option Available 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

3-12