arts + education

dance workshops + residencies

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students 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 student 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.​

 

 

DANCE!! The Moving Body

Alonzo Moore

A dance focused program suitable for Pre-K-5th grade with the flexibility of being adapted for upper grade levels. I will pull from Physics, Anatomy and Basic Movement fundamentals. Students will learn about the Human body its structure and functions. They will be able to identify major bones, joints and muscles. Once we complete the Anatomy segment we'll move into the Physics segment where we learn about the physics of the body in motion where we learn about the physics of basic motor and nonlocomotor skills and how they relate to everyday use. At the completion of that unit we'll then move into creative movement composition and the crafting of dance. In this unit students will use basic (dance) movement fundamentals to bring story and play to the space using the B.E.S.T concepts. All three units can be done all together over the course of the school year or broken up to run at any desired length. A longer residency is ideal as each unit builds on the other. The project will have an over arching focus on the empowerment of students abilities to hone in on the skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. The idea is that with further development these three units can work together in/at a STEM or STEAM campus since it will be combining a science and an art.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

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

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

Dance Without Borders

Anjali Dance Theatre

Internationally acclaimed performer Rathna Kumar utilizes her 30 years of teaching experience to integrate Indian dance into school curricula. Students learn new means of communication through the elaborate vocabulary of Indian dance, which uses hand gestures to tell stories. For hearing- or speech-impaired students, 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.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

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

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

Capoeira Workshop

Brazilian Arts Foundation

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. Students 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!

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

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

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

Aztec Dance, Song, & Drum

Calmecac Indigenous Organization

This multidisciplinary residency offers Aztec dance, drum and song. A 9-week residency offers students the chance to learn 2 dances and selected students will learn the drumming patterns and one Nahuatl (Aztec) song with a final performance for student body/parents. In a 15-week residency students will learn 4 dances and selected students will learn the drumming patterns for 2 songs in the Nahuatl (Aztec) language. Students 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.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-8

30

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

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

Mi'totiliztli Workshop

Calmecac Indigenous Organization

Houston Aztec Dance & Drum members will present "Mi'totiliztli", Aztec cultural dances and drumming of the Mexica Tradition known as "Danza". Danza Azteca/Mexica is a beautiful tradition with roots deeply embedded in ancient Mexico. The dance, music, and songs represent a way of honoring ancestors and mother nature's cycles. You and your family can learn songs and watch dances in this interactive presentation.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

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

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

Jazz vs. Jazz

City Dance

Jazz dance is the perfect foundation for aspiring Hip-Hop dancers. Our class will teach the fundamentals of traditional jazz dance with an injection of street styles. Jazz dance is a great aerobic exercise for boys and girls!

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

4-8

30

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

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

Anatomy Through Dance

Dance of Asian America

Professional dancer Sheri Glandon will help students explore parts of their body through dance movements. Students will be taught a set of movements followed by learning the bones and muscles that allows them to create these movements. This is a fun and engaging way to learn vocabulary and understand the functionality of their bones and muscles. Along with these experiences of anatomy, this program will also include tips on maintaining a healthy body.

RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

1-12

30

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

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

Learning about China Workshop

Dance of Asian America

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

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

1-12

30

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

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

Flamenco ¡OLÉ! Workshop

Houston Flamenco Collective

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 from HFC to learn more about the beauty, strength, and variety that exists within the Flamenco dance and culture. Students 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.

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

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

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

Healthy Hip Hop Workshop

Houston Healthy Hip Hop

Houston Healthy Hip Hop incorporates one of the most athletic elements in the Hip-Hop culture- break dancing. This program uses the b-boy formula of health awareness, cardio, strength, and balance training. Learn new skills, make new friends, collaborate, create, challenge and express yourself through this one of a kind program. Through daily rehearsal, dance improvisation, and rigorous training, students will learn the basics of break dancing, performing skills and show production. Join us in celebrating the end of our program with a final fun performance while our students showcase and execute 8-counts of choreography, performing skills, and improvisational movement.

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

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

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

Hip-Hop Dance

Isaac Barron

A hip-hop dance workshop with Isaac Barron is filled with fun and exciting movement. Students will learn combinations and be introduced to new movement vocabularies such as top rock, freezes, and more. Classes can be tailored to fit the youngest dancers up to more experienced levels, but, whether beginner or expert dancer, the goal is for students to enjoy dancing and find the spark that leads to positive change!

WORKSHOP

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

25

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

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

Moving Voices

Jalia Movement Arts

Through writing exercises students 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.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

6-12

25

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

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

Phone: 713.520.9267

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