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 events 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 dancers and companies. We will engage audiences with thought-provoking programs and meaningful ways to become a part of the art of dance. We will educate audiences about 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.
Ten Years of Impact: Dance Houston has brought the city's diversity into the spotlight by showcasing local companies in festivals in the Downtown Theater District. In doing so, we have developed patronage and public familiarity for the vast array of dance companies thriving within the Greater Houston Community. Through our summer camps and educational programs, we have provided the holistic benefits of dance education to over 5,000 children. Our social media has reached beyond the city limits to an international audience of 1,800,000+, raising awareness of Houston as a diverse epicenter of dance and creativity.
Why We Dance