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.​

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Dancing Through the Diaspora 

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY 

Dance Afrikana 

This workshop/residency will explore the African Diaspora and the influence of Africa throughout the Americas. It will highlight traditional African dances from South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Nigeria, as well as the United States (hip hop, tap, jazz, and more), Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and much more. There is the option to focus on one style or more. Participants will be engaged in practice and learn choreography. This program can be adapted grade levels K-12.

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

K-12

Creative Movement and Expression

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY 

Dance Afrikana 

This workshop/residency will help participants to explore creative movement and artistic expression. It is focused on the discovery of personal style of movement, the freedom of expression, and enthusiasm for the possibilities of dance. It will incorporate composition techniques such as improvisation to help facilitate the creation of new movement-based works by participants. This program can be adapted grade levels K-12.

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

K-12

Anatomy Through Dance

RESIDENCY

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.

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

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

Hip-Hop Dance

WORKSHOP

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!

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

K-12

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

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