Halloween Dance Party

Join 1Up in the Brown Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. for a Halloween dance party featuring a Thriller dance performance and interactive workshop. FREE! (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. only) Free Family Nights at Children’s Museum of Houston are courtesy of Laura and John Arnold,  Houston Endowment,  The Junior League of Houston, Inc., John P. McGovern Foundation,  Houston Pi […]
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Zombies, Ghouls and Goblins

11:00 – 4:00 p.m. Zombies and ghosts and ghouls! Oh my! Join the ghoul group for a day of ghastly costumes, weird workshops, monstrous moves and more. Thriller and Monster Mash Dance Workshop 3:00 p.m. Brown Auditoreum The zombies of Dance Houston bust their iconic moves and teach them to you! More info at https://www.cmhouston.org/event/zombies-ghouls-goblins
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1920’s Dancing at Silent Film/Live Music With Two Star Symphony

Houston ensemble Two Star Symphony performs at Discovery Green with a performance of their original score to the silent film Girl Shy (1924, 87 min.), a classic romantic comedy directed by Harold Lloyd. Known as Houston’s most unusual music ensemble, Two Star Symphony, promised an evening of music to remember. Guests are invited to arrive at 7:30 […]
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16th Annual Celebration of Dance

Presenting Houston’s cosmopolitan dance community in one splendid evening of performances. Experience the excitement of time-honored traditions and brilliant innovations by dancers who shine center-stage in the most diverse city in the USA.  This spectacular line-up includes contemporary, ballet, hip hop, tap, Indian barata nayam, classical Chinese, Afro-Colombian, tap, and Mexican ballet folklorico. Featuring: Danser, […]
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Moonwalk – Celebrating 50 Years since Man’s First Step on the Moon

5:30 p.m. Jeffrey Louis performs a classic moonwalk with gravity-defying feats to “Lift Off” by Russell Peck performed by Da Camera of Houston at Mayor Silverster Turner’s reception for the Sister Cities International 2019 Conference.  For registration information, visit https://sistercities.org/annual-conference-2019.
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Hey There

Why did the artist cross the road?  To get to the other… “Hey There” is a presentation of street dances inspired by the Sister Cities International program that “recognizes, celebrates, and magnifies the catalytic power of people-to-people interaction through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.”  The 2019 Sister Cities International Conference […]
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Let’s Dance!

Thursdays, July 11 – August 29, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Learn salsa and more with Strictly Street Salsa and friends.  FREE!
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No Limits Summer Dance Camp – Session 2

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. No Limits is a whirlwind tour of world dance culture performed by a spectacular group of students ages 5 – 17.   In one splendid performance, you will experience the excitement of today’s latest dance moves and time-honored traditions from around the world. You will not believe your eyes when […]
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No Limits Summer Dance Camp – Session 1

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. No Limits is a whirlwind tour of world dance culture performed by a spectacular group of students ages 5 – 17.   In one splendid performance, you will experience the excitement of today’s latest dance moves and time-honored traditions from around the world. You will not believe your eyes when […]
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15th Annual Celebration of Dance

15th Annual Celebration of Dance December 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX  77010 Presenting Houston’s cosmopolitan dance community in one fantastic evening!  Experience the excitement of time-honored traditions and brilliant innovations brought to you by the dancers who shine center-stage in the most diverse cultural epicenter in the USA. Bharatha Darshana […]
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Sunday Funday

At Sunday Funday, Houston’s cultural dance experts bring you a new interactive experience.  All events occur at Memorial City Mall by the Xfinity fireplace.  They are free and fun for the whole family.  Mark your calendars and enjoy your Sunday at Sunday Funday! Update:  Sunday Funday is currently on hiatus.  We are thrilled to have […]
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H-Town Get Down

Sign up: https://dancehouston.formstack.com/forms/h_town With special guest judge Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb from SYTYCD, Step Up Revolution, and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off music video DJ Flo (Culturas Unidas) DJ Ervin Arana MC Babygurl Prelims: June 29 @ Soundbox H-TOWN GET DOWN: June 30 @ Discovery Green 7:30 p.m. Free Open Styles Battles 4v4 – $2000 prize 2v2 […]
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H-Town Get Down

8:30 p.m. K Rino, Outspoken Bean, HIStory, Rock All Day, Inertia Dance Company, Ange Hillz, DJ Flo, Culturas Unidas/United Cultures, Lilly Grove Baptist Church, Dance of Asian America, and Swing, Baby, Swing!  Directed by Joel Rivera.
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Swing, Baby, Swing!

October 12 & 13, 2017 7:30 p.m. Swing, Baby, Swing! is a new musical inspired by the life and times of the original Lindy Hoppers and Miss Norma Miller, a woman who grew up in Harlem in the 1920’s to become known around the world as the Queen of Swing.  The piece is co-produced by Dance […]
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10th Annual KBR Kids Day

11 – 3pm More information at http://buffalobayou.org/event/10th-annual-kbr-kids-day-on-buffalo-bayou/ Compania Folklorica Alegria Mexicana and Dance of Asian America at 2pm
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14th Annual Celebration of Dance

The 14th Annual Celebration of Dance honored legacy teaching artists Mary Martha Lappe, Mitsi Shen, and Patsy Swayze, and hosted by Harrison Guy. New Second Line by METdance Choreography: Camille A. Brown Restaging: Francine E. Ott Dancers: Jesus Acosta, Mia Angelini, Kayla Collymore, Dwayne Cook, Andres De Blust Mommaerts, Risa D’Souza, Kerry Jackson, Genene McGrath, […]
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Xtreme Spring Break

Rock All Day hits the scene with RAD break-dancing moves at 3:00 p.m. in the main hall.  Get your spot early to see this b-boy phenomenon!
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Dance Houston 2014

The Houston Dance Lab Bang Bang Choreographer: Traci Greene Dancers: Clara Chapman, Arden Burleigh, Jannah Collins, Katilyn McElroy, Jayla Wright, Jordan Gregorcyk-Landrey, Mallory Green, Trevon Johnson, Emily Criswell, Euriah McQueen, Rebekah Dillard, Bailey Flowers Music: Bang Bang by Will.i.am Extreeem Entertainment Hip-Hop and Latin Dance Director: Elyssa Ortuño Company Assistant: Carlos Herrera Choreographers and Dancers: […]
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Youth Dance Festival 2013

Fidelity Elite Dance Company Director: Lanette Cook Choreographer: Terrill D. Mitchell Composers: Regina Spektor Dancers:  Courtney Dervay, Shelby Donnow, Ellie Drotts, Kirby Jane Landry, Ashton Teichman A Russian Winter Dance, Russian Spring Dance Sunrise International Dance Company Director: Oksana Chernuk Choreographer: Oksana Chernyuk Composer: folk music Dancers: Nicole Arustamov, Sasha Busa, Victoria Bychkova, Daniel Bogomolnay, […]
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Dance Houston 2013

Jehovah’s Blessing Abound Clear Lake Chinese Church Dance Team and Golden Moon Art School Artistic Director: Mary Zhu Choreographer: Mary Zhu Composer: Stream of Praise Music Ministries Dancers: Jenny Bocek, Yinghui Cao, Li Chen, Mei Chen, Ping Fu, Hehua Liu, Peng Li, Grace Li, Shirley, Hairong Wang, Leda Wu, Zhaohui Xu, Shauna Yin, Liying Yang, […]
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Youth Dance Festival 2012

Free Brochure Kingwood Jazz and Company Director: Amy Duncan Choreographer: Tammy Dyke Compton Music: Spyridon Mitsotakis Dancers: Ariana Ashworth, Taylor Barry, Victoria Daylor, Anicka Duncan, Jazsmin Eatmon, Sophie Rhines, Mimi Rosepink, Samantha Wells, Kaylee Woest KARAGAM (Traditional folk dance from Tamil Nadu, in South India) Anjali Dance Company Director: Rathna Kumar Choreographer: Rathna Kumar Dancers: […]
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Dance Houston 2012

ELC 15: The Lost Carnivale Planet Funk Academy Artistic Director:  Shawn Welling, Jason Anderson, Katrina Hansen Choreographers: Jason Anderson, Katrina Hansen, Katoe Thien Nguyen, Jarell Rochelle, Stephon Stewart Dancers: Jason Anderson, (King) David Butler, Denise Castro, Claudia Cox, Rachael Farnan, Emily Figueroa, Katrina Hansen, Seth Hantz, Drew Haskins, Prisci Kivumbi, Katoe Thien Nguyen, Claire Petratis, […]
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No Limits Youth Dance Festival

Feel Good Real Good Inertia Choreography: Sharon Roberts, Jesse Garcia & Joel Rivera Music: Travie McCoy and Cee Lo Green Dancers:  Angela Bui, Jose Amaya, Paulina Dosal, Charles Jernigan, Catherine Drake, Esteban Laynes, Alaina Ferguson, Jeffery Louis, Sidney Garrett, Pierry Louis, Hilary Hooper, Joseph Nguyen, Julia Jimenez, Morganne Mazeika, Renata Moran, Carina Torres, Joy Wells […]
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H-Town Get Down

Fatal Fever – The Arrival Choreography: Jerome “JNug” Hill Dancers: Trey Botello, Julian Embers, Amber Gonzalez, Ja’Coby Grant, Jerome ‘JNug’ Hill, Chris Miles, Tuan Nguyen, Jessica ‘Vita’ Salvato, Tammy Tampico, Molly Waldner FLY – Ain’t Kids NoMore, We FLY Choreography: Chris Bravo, Sean Salvino, Gus Trevino Dancers: Chris Bravo, Dominique Brown, Jafar Brown, Tanisha Dixon, […]
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FUSE

Movin’ Uptown Inertia Dance Company Choreographer: Rodrigo Leal, Sharon Roberts & cast members Dancers: Angela Bui, Canarus Bisch, Nikki Charubhat, Brandon Cano, Abby Cramer, Ismael Cruz, Catherine Drake, Matt Hoffman, Alaina Ferguson, Sean Hong, Morganne Mazeika, Joseph Garcia, Angelica Monroy, Esteban Laynes, Nicole Paule, Jeffery Louis, Darnella Rodriguez, Kenny Louis, Marina Tetzlaff, Pierry Louis, Joy […]
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Dance Houston 2010

Back to Bollywood Monsoon Moves Choreographer: Meenu Mangal; Assistant choreographers: Varsha Bhuchar, Tanvi Nagarsheth Dancers: Meenu Mangal, Varsha Bhuchar, Tanvi Nagarsheth Songs: Dhoom Tana, Aaja Nachle, and Kata Kata Musicians: Vishal-Shekhar/Javed Akhtar; Salim-Sulaiman/Jaideep Sahni and Piyush Mishra; AR Rahman/Gulzar Salsa y Sabor 8th Edition Choreographer: Michael Gonzales, Andy “LYRIK” Cruz, The 8th Edition Dancers: Michael […]
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Vida del Baile

Fiesta en la Huasteca Compañia Folklórica Alegria Mexicana Choreographer: Isidro Salas Dancers: Tibisay Guzman, Claudia Miller, Thelma Moreno, Sasha Rahman, Maria Rodriguez, Jessica Saenz, Irene Salas, Julieta Sandoval, Marcela Shulemberg, Blanca Valenzuela; David Alviar,Raul Figueroa, Benny Gallegos, Eugenio Guzman, Robert Lemos Jr., Derrick Miles, Jose Moreno, Adrian Rivas, Xavier Tamez Desga Houston Salsa Dancers Choreographer: […]
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The Edge

Inertia Dance Company – Insane in the Membrane Choreographer: Rodrigo Leal & Sharon Roberts Dancers: Katie Anderson, Brandon Cano, Olivia Bocanegra, Orlando Coffy, Nikki Charubhat, Ismael Cruz, Abby Cramer, Canarus Bisch, Catherine Drake, Matt Hoffman, Angelica Monroy, David Huynh, Symone Olivares, Kenny Louis, Nicole Paule, Pierry Louis, Joy Wells, Jesse Godinez, Courtney Mazeika, Sidney Pritchett, […]
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Dance Houston 2009

Barrier (excerpt) NobleMotion Dance Choreographer: Andy Noble Dancers: Jesus Acosta, Melissa Needler Musician: Astor Piazzolla Rehearsal Director: Dionne Sparkman Noble Dancing Days Uptown Dance Company Choreographer: Beth Gulledge-Brown Dancers: Adrian Ciobanu, Lindsay Cortner, Ray Dones, Marta Perdomo, Phoebe Waggoner Musician: Led Zeppelin Peacocks in Flight Dance of Asian America Choreographer: Restaged by Mao Xiao Fang […]
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Flamenco en Vivo

Tangos Buleria por Solea y Romance Granaina Taranto En el compas de su sangre Siguiriyas Tarantas Solea Fin de Fiesta
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Winter Formal

Cross the Line Students of Dance Houston’s the hip hop ‘shop Choreographers: Moon, Shawn Welling, Kathy Wood Dancers: Kristan Petrick, Olivia Gonzales, Christian Dela Rosa, Hunter Hicks, Kalee Hicks, Stefania Gorski, Jafar Brown, Hannah Kirsner, Cassidy Peng, Jessica Alvarado, Sydney Keatts, Ashley Thurow, Micah Ferguson, Gustavo Trevino, Trevor Ferguson, Jesse Magana, Zach Gray, Rebecca Krienitz, […]
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Home Grown Motion

Above All House of Dance Alfred Lowe Tap Collective Christian Zarate, Lindsey Georgalas Cookie Joe’s Dance Companies Evolution Dance Ensemble Exclamation Dance Company FLY Dance Fyasko Houston Swing Dance Society Liza Hernandez Flamenco Mike Baerga Natalee J. Stewart Qantara Dance Company Rebekah French Revolve Dance Company The Renegades & Their Collection of Carnies Sabor Mexico […]
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Dance Houston 2008

Feria Chiapaneca Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Company Choreographer: Patricia Astorga Assistant Artistic Director: Robert Lemos Music: El Piri, La Tortuga, Cachito, Rascapetates, Valz Chiapas Dancers: Jose Cardenas, Violeta Chavez, Stefania Gorski, Jesse Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, Yvette Maldonado, Becky Merritt, Claudia Miller, Laurie Nash, Oscar Rangel, Priscilla Reyes, Joan Sandstrom, Lucia Segura Merging Destinies Exhilaration EnCompassed […]
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Dance Houston 2007

Planet Funk ELC American Movie Classics Choreographers: Shawn Welling, Jason Anderson, Tesia Truitt, Lindsay Slott, Liz Hewett Dancers: Shawn Welling, Jason Anderson, Tesia Truitt, Lindsay Slott, Liz Hewett, Elissa Wilke, Shatasha Davis, Lenton Allen, Oliver Osuna, Falon Johnson, Lauren, Shania Perry, Donna Hood, Michael Ballerga, Keanna Noons, and Allen Isaac. Women Speak Second Generation Dance […]
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Winter Formal

MERRY CRUNK-mas WyldStyL Choreographers: Gary Connor, Duy Nguyen, Phillip Le, Amanda Suarez, Theresa Huynh Dancers: Ashlee McJunkin, Nykyta Qubert, Duy Nguyen, Estefania Cervantes, Drew Adams, Johanna Suarez, Phuka Truong, Claire Rosacina, Anthony Le, Jordan Miller, Heather Humble, Debbie Wang, Sharhonda Jones, Theresa Huynh, Folake Bolatiwa, Wednesday Luzano, Richard Kim, Rhodessa Bell, Nancy Cervantes, Gary Connor […]
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Dance Houston 2006

Dance Force Productions The Puppet Show Choreographer: Robin Carlson Assistant Choreographers: Jerry Foote, Samuel Alix, and Silas LaToison Dancers: Anthony Pruitt, Samuel Alix, Jerry Foote, Adrian Thompkins, Michael Baerga, Steven Coleman, Alex Fierro, Robin Carlson, Amanda Gamel, Alana Smith, Jessica Bartley, Ashley Hallisey, Samantha Olafson, Hope Carter Chucke’s Choreography Crossing Borders Choreographers: Ericka Pena and […]
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Dance Houston Does Houston

A Warm Welcome Choreographed by Melissa Wynn, Jess Herzongenrath, Andrea Cody, Janie Yao, Kristina Koutsoudas An H-Town Mythology Case Study No. 1 Choreographed by Richie Hubscher, Patricia Astorga, Leanna Sparacino, Gary Connor Soloists: Rhodessa Bell, Lauren Bridges, Emily Brueckner, Nick Nesmith Company Dancers: Abraham Garcia, Adriana Jones, Amanda Gamel, Amanda Suarez, Andrea Cody, Ashlee McAfee, […]
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Dance Houston 2005

Shawn Welling’s Planet Funk Electric Light Circus Choreographers: Tesia Truitt (Principle Chor.), Shawn Welling (Producer & Chor.) Joel, Mario & Di Zhang (Assistant Chor.) Dancers: Shawn Welling, Tesia Truitt, Amanda Scogins, Lindsay Slott, Lenton Alllen, Liz Hewitt, Genesa Miller, Shatasha Davis, Elissa Wilke, Mario Jamarillo, Oiver Osuna, Jordan Koler, Andrew Green, Di Zhang, Cara Guy, […]
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Dance Houston 2004

Dance Force Productions Too Darn Hot Choreographers: Robin & Jene’ Walker Dancers: Krissy Barcenas, Thomas Bridges, Kimberly Corbett, Jerry Foote, Amanda Gamel, Donnie Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Nick Nesmith (Fri), David Sanchez, Dori Santos, Alana Smith, Lisa Streck*, Jene’ Walker (Sat), Robin Walker, Michelle Warren. *alternate dancer HOT! Award Houston Hepcats Trankie Doo, King […]
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Dance Houston 2003

Traffic Jam Houston Hepcats Choreography: Danielle Eley and Fritz Dolan Dancers: Allison Lemley, Alex Dreyer, Anna Whitmire, Austin Dreyer, April Jenkins, Brian Eley, Danielle Eley, Leon Chol, Dori Lampinsky, Michael “Fritz” Dolan, Julia McGarey, Ryan Strohl, Katie Wood, Stephen Jean, Meghan Carey, Vu Tran, Michael Rogers Music: “Jumpin at the Woodside” by Duke Ellington, “Traffic […]
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Afoot! A Marching Band Extravaganza

Dance Houston provided artistic and technical support to “Afoot: A Marching Band Extravaganza” directed by Allison Orr and Krissie Marty of Forklift Danceworks.  In doing so, Dance Houston contracted eight local choreographers to work with marching bands from University of Houston, Milby High School, and Austin High School on a challenging and unique collaboration involving […]
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Citgo Diversity Day Festival

A festival for the employees of Citgo celebrating cultural diversity. African – The Call to the Circle and Yankadi by Cedric Washington Venezuelan – Music and Dancing by Latin Tempo Ensamble Chinese dances – Kuku, Red Blossoms, and Golden Peacocks by Dance of Asian America Swing Dances – Doin’ the Jive and The Big Apple by Houston Cats Corner Indian […]
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Dance Houston 2015

Dance of Asian America Heavens and Earth Dance of Asian America Restaged by: Joel Rivera, Yifan Zheng and Janie Yao Dancers:  Jesus Quezada, Derrick Demouy, Shamond Powell, Jeffrey Godinez, Christian Leal, Aaron Miller, Frederick Ezeala, Floyd Worsley, Antonio Olivares, Jessica Shyi, Molly Lin, Isabella Mao, Angel Chen, Angela Gao, Ashley Lam, Ivy Nguyen, Emily Wang, Kaitlyn Shi, […]
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H-Town Get Down

Our most popular festival returns to Miller to bring together a diverse crowd of over 5,000 people in celebration of all things hip hop—spoken word, DJing, graffiti, and, of course, dance! This concert features local companies, battling freestylers, and independent artists who delight audiences of all ages with energy and creativity.
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Swingin’ at the Savoy: Dance from the Big Band Era

An unforgettable talk from Andrea Cody, choreographer and founding director of Dance Houston, with vintage video and dance performances by members of the Houston Hepcats and Swing Rhapsody.  Inspired by the incredible Sculpted in Steel vintage automobile exhibit. Followed by social dancing in Cullinan Hall hosted by the Houston Swing Dance Society with live music by […]
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Friday Night Sights

Swingtastic!  Performances by the Houston Hepcats, Swing Rhapsody, The Movement Lab, Leah Smith, Jeffrey Louis, Wildfish Theater, and more! Fun! Swingtastic! is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, and Google.
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Swing Dancing with Bryan Anthony

For your dancing pleasure, Dance Houston hosts The Bryan Anthony trio playing jazzy Christmas tunes on the Brown Promenade. Social dancers will be on the scene amongst the cool art installation, Field of Light, and you are welcome to warm up and join them. This event was funded in part by Texas Commission for the […]
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Discover Dance

  FEATURING: A.D.C. Studios Alive & Dancing Anointed Fire Collective Sound Cloggers Compania Folklorica Alegria Mexicana Dance Central, LLC Performance Group Dance of Asian America EXLR8 Explosion Extreeem Entertainment Fire House Dance Company Fraternidad Folklorica y Cultural Caporales Universitarios de San Simon Fuzion Contemporary Dance Company HeartBEAT HEAT Houston MET Dance Company HSDS – Hepcats […]
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H-Town Get Down 2015

BOOM BAP 101 by BOOM Squad Choreographers: Adrian Flores and Leandre Douglas Dancers: Adrian Flores, LeAndre Douglas, Cullen Chatman, Logan Vassaur, Jesse Magana, Gustavo Trevino, Damien Flores, Alyssa Smith, Felipe Gonzales Misfits by Galing Cru Choreographers: Jun Dinamling, Alex Huynh, Ryan Jimenez, Sean Salvino Good Enough for You? by FLY Dance Company Choreographers: Kathy Wood […]
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Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference

This piece was created for the Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference to embody the broad range of movement that defines hip hop today: breaking, battling, and synchronized crew choreography.
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