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.​

 

 

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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. 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. 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

Alonzo Moore

DANCE!! The Moving Body

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

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.

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

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. 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.

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. 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!

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 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.

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, 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.

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 students 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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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. Students 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 students.

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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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 students and the New Orleans Culture, which most of its origins come from Haitian and West-African traditions. The workshop allows students to be hands-on by learning sewing techniques, beading, and how to make Mardi Gras Indian regalia. Students will learn the history and culture of New Orleans and how it influences the world today. The workshop will take students 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 /student 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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Emotional Self Awareness & The Human Body Through Dance

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY

Donna Crump & Good Dance

Students will be introduced to working with emotional balance and emotional states through dance. Students 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

Jalia Movement Arts

Moving Voices

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

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.

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