Our mission is to increase dance appreciation in Houston. We do so by raising awareness for dance in and around Houston and making dance more accessible to Houston patrons. We facilitate collaboration amongst companies and choreographers and provide educational and performance opportunities to dancers of many styles.
Dance Houston believes dance is an expression of art, culture, creativity, and community. We strive to present dance performances that actively engage and inspire people. We respect and appreciate the many diverse cultures and aesthetics that thrive in Houston, and our work reflects our community through innovative, multi-cultural programming.
Dance Houston aims to present an ongoing season of high quality, popular festivals featuring Houston’s favorite dancers and companies. We will engage our audience in meaningful ways with thought-provoking programs and a multitude of ways to become a part of the art of dance. We will educate audiences as to how to appreciate diverse dance styles and train young dancers for a new era in the field of dance—one that values tradition and innovation, individualism, and technical versatility.
Eight Years of Impact: Bringing unparalleled diversity in dance to Houston's Downtown Theater District, Dance Houston has introduced dance audiences and newcomers alike to new experiences in dance. We have developed patronage for the vast array of dance companies thriving within the Greater Houston Community. By facilitating opportunities for artists to share their art and creative process with one another, we have enhanced the local dance community and created access for dancers of all styles to contribute to Houston’s dance culture. Through the internet, we have reached beyond the city limits to an international audience of 1,000,000+, raising awareness of Houston as a diverse epicenter of dance and creativity.
Why We Dance