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 Post subject: DSH WEEKLY DANCE NEWSLETTER 7-24-06
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:49 am 

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This newsletter is brought to you by Dance Source Houston, an organization
supporting the creation and performance of contemporary dance in Houston. You may
also access concert listings, movement class schedules and reviews and dance writing
by visiting

If you would like to have your name removed form this list, email


This newsletter sponsored by Photography InSight

The 150 dance galleries have been reduced to a smaller set in three compilations.
Images from the North American Bengali Conference in Houston are ready for viewing.
Images for past performances of a wonderful troupe of Odissi dancers, performing in
Central Texas can be seen this month. Visit
for links to the images from this show. Courtesy of



thursday august 3 CALL FOR DANCERS 10 dancers (5 male/5 female) needed for a
"Tribute to Katherine Dunham" at Miller Theatre on September 16, 2006. "Tribute to
Katherine Dunham" will form the centerpiece for Tapestry of World Dance, a joint
production of Dance Source Houston and Central College World Dance Institute.
Auditions will be held at the Central College Dance Studio, Theatre One, 3517 Austin
Street, at 7:00pm. Carlos Henderson, choreographer, is looking for strong dancers,
preferably with knowledge of Dunham technique. The dance will be set in one
weekend; rehearsals will be held at the HCC Central Dance Studio. Dancers must be
available for all rehearsals. Dancers will receive a performance stipend of $50.00.
Call Deborah Quanaim: 713/718-6600.

Rehearsals: Friday, August 11, 7-10pm
Saturday, August 12, 9am- 6pm
Sunday, August 13, 10am - 4pm
2 brush-up rehearsals TBA between 8/13 & 9/14
Dress rehearsal: Thursday, September 14, 8-10pm
Staging and performance: Saturday, September 16, 2pm - 10pm


NEW EarthDance in Houston 06. Houston Dancers and dance companies are invited to
participate in the Opening Community Dance Ceremony for EarthDance on Saturday
September 16. A Global Dance & Music Festival focused on a Synchronized Prayer for
World Peace, it will bring the Houston community together with the rest of the World
for dancing, drumming, water blessing, vegetarian feast, face painting, fairies,
costumes, & world music of ATASH, honoring the Native American Tribes. Opening
Ceremony 4:30-6pm, synchronized world wide prayer at 6pm. To Participate in the
Opening Community Dance Ceremony, call SunShine: 281/748-8080. or

NEW teachers needed. Koenig School of Dance in Spring is looking for teachers for
hip hop, beg. ballet, jazz, and tap. Classes begin August 14th! Pay is based on
experience and is negotiable. Please reply: or

asst. director/instructor needed Asst. Dir. for dance department and competition
dance team; and instructor for a variety of classes. Lake Houston Performing Arts
Center in Atascocita. Heather Nicholas: 281/812-3883 or

choreographer needed Chavez High School is seeking a choreographer for 2006-07.
Hours: 4:15-7:00. $500 per show. Al Baker: 832/597-5123,

teachers needed ballet, tap, and jazz. Stage Presence Performing Arts Studio,
inside Sharpstown Mall. Andrea Barefield: 713/995-6866 or

Part time assistant needed to help teach ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Rosenberg
studio. Dana Kracker: 832/573-3734 or

july 29 - august 5 Keeley Armistead and Tymme and Aury Reitz available for hire for
outside workshops and master classes. Keeley Armistead of The Groovaloos has
worked with Christina Aguilara, Janet Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, and Run DMC and
has also done spots for Wrigley's, Pizza Hut, Microsoft and appearances in Legally
Blonde, & You Got Served. Tymme and Aury Reitz have danced for Will Smith, Madonna,
Missy Elliot, Backstreet Boys, Aaliyah, Jordan Knight and Dru Hill. Contact: Randall
Flinn at

august 5 100% Salsa Social J. Carter and The Melody Club, 3027 Crossview Dr. Cover:
$7 ($5 w/college ID, $3 w/ high school ID)
Complimentary Intermediate class provided by Troy and Jorjet of Latin Motions from
9-10pm. or 832-741-9854.


NEW Resurrection Dance Company is seeking professional-level dancers for a concert
series in Houston. Strong modern, ballet, and jazz technique; a background in
pointe, lyrical, and tap is preferred. Dancers will be paid per performance. In
addition, potential company members must be involved in company fundraising.
Affordable living and travel arrangements are available. Send your resume and a
photo to Cassandra L. Shaffer: or Wenda L. Koon;
Artistic Director: 713/582-4386 or

saturday july 29 Sabor Mexico - Houston's Mexican Theatrical Dance Company,
Patricia Astorga, Artistic Director/Choreographer is seeking dancers with folklorico
or flamenco experience. Ballet or modern dance background desirable. 2:00pm;
registration @ 1:30pm. West University Dance Center, 4003 Bellaire Blvd. @ Stell


media news


New on Dancehunter: Comings, Goings, and Comebacks on the Houston Dance Scene.

Want some free coverage? Send concert events, calendar listings, and images!
Spacetaker has a Houston individual artist registry for literary, visual and
performing artists. Sign up @ spacetaker today and showcase your talent. Send an
image to for your profile. - an online arts listing brought to you by CACHH. Enter concert
listings and photos.

are you a member? If you are a member of Dance Source Houston, one of the benefits
of membership is that DSH will take care of posting your performance information on
the following websites: KPFT,, and as well as on our
own home page For more information, contact Toni Valle:
713/224-3262 or

Check out San Antonio's dance newsletter: or email
with your posts!



thursday july 27

Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy Summer Intensive Showcase and American
Festival for the Arts Choreographic/Composers Workshop. 8:00pm. Proscenium Theater
in the Marie Flinckenger Building, at San Jacinto Community College South Campus. (
I45 exit Ellington Field/Dixie Farm Rd. take Right on Dixie Farm and Right on

friday july 28

Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy Summer Intensive Showcase and American
Festival for the Arts Choreographic/Composers Workshop. 8:00pm. See Above.

saturday july 29

The International Stars of Cuban Ballet. McAllen Ballet. Under the direction of
Lazaro Carreño (Houston Ballet) and Richard d'Alton (McAllen Ballet), the
star-studded gala will showcase Cuban dancers that are now Principal Dancers and
Icons in major ballet companies around the globe, including Boston Ballet, San
Francisco Ballet and Miami City Ballet. The evening will include numerous classical
Pas de Deuxs such as Don Quixote, Black Swan, Le Corsaire, Diana & Acteon, Spring
Waters, White Swan and Sleeping Beauty, and will also feature contemporary works by
some of the world's greatest choreographers including Ben Stevenson (Texas Ballet
Theatre) and Stanton Welch (Houston Ballet). 7:30pm. Wortham Center, Brown Theater
Tickets: Ticketmaster.

Raks Sharki/Belly Dance Gala. Vashti of Dallas. Sirrom School of Dance, 5570
Weslayan. Fluid and flexible, graceful and gracious, Vashti floats through Raks
Sharki (commonly referred to as belly dance). A dancer's dancer, Vashti's knowledge
of the intricacies of Raks Sharki is shared with her students, along with praise and
laughter. Tickets: $15/$20. 713/621-9818.

Sweet Land. Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble. Choreography by Michele Brangwen; music
by Composer/Trumpeter Carol Morgan and her quartet; and video by Yunuen Perez Verti.
8:00pm. Barnevelder Theater, 2201 Preston @ Hutchins. 713/533-9515 or

sunday july 29

Sweet Land. Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble. 7:00pm. Barnevelder Theater, 2201
Preston @ Hutchins. 713/533-9515 or



saturdays july 15 - august 6 World Dance Houston 2006. HCC Central. Explore the
global heritage of dance in eight classes offered by artists of Houston's
international community. $25/class or $150.00 for all 8 classes. Receive background
materials and a CD of the music used. HCC's Central, Studio A (Theatre One
Building), 3517 Austin, (corner of Holman & LaBranch). 713/718-6600 or

July 29 Flamenco by Maria del Espadin and Classical Indian by Rathna Kumar
August 5 Native American by Dr. Enrique Maestas and Aztec by Dr. Enrique Maestas

July 29-30 Raks Sharki/Belly Dance Workshop. Vashti return to Sirrom School of
Belly Dance for a two-day workshop and a show on July 29, 2006. Sirrom School of
Dance, 5570 Weslayan. 713/621-9818.

july 30-august 4 Ad Deum Dance Company Summer Dance Intensive. Ages 13-Adult. The
Crossroads of Faith & The Art of Dance. Faculty: Clara Cravey, Laura Morton, Randall
Flinn, Kathleen Lobue, Cheryl Cutlip of Radio City Rockettes, Tymme and Aury
Reitz-The Edge and LA Dance Force, Ravenna Tucker of Royal Ballet, Keeley Armistead,
Dawn Dippel and Amy Cain of Revolve Dance Co. The Woodlands. or

october 19 - 22 Bayou City Mambo. A weekend featuring Tropical Gem Dance
Company(Milan, Italy), Adolfo and Jessica Ortiz(NYC), Magna Gopal(Toronto, Canada),
Troy and Jorjet(New Orleans), Lee and Maria(San Antonio, TX). There will be
workshops, a special jack n' jill competition, and salsa, swing, and hustle
performances from groups all over Texas. The Melody Club, 3027 Crossview Dr. J.
Carter 832-741-9854, or

november 3 - 5 flamenco workshop with Marc Aurelio from Spain. Rodriguez Dance
Academy, 9403 Richmond Avenue. 713/780-1796.

november 9 - 11 Dance USA on Tour returns to Houston. Save the date!


ongoing events

saturdays The Saturday Night "LIVE" Community Dance. Freestyle Creative Dance
Journey for ALL People, All Ages, 7:30 - 9:30pm, NiaMoves/ Heights: 3221 Houston
Ave. 77009, SunXine: 281/748-8080

2nd and 4th saturdays The Houston Area Traditional Dance Society holds contra dances
8-11pm. Central Presbyterean Church, Richmond Ave. at Timmons. Contra dance is an
early American dance form, a precursor of square dancing.

fridays Houston International Folkdancers 7:30pm-9:45pm. First Unitarian Church,
Fannin and Southmore.

sundays Sunday Socials (The last Sunday of each month). Presented by Latin Motions.
Sonia's World of Dance Studio, 5539 Richmond Ave(Behind Starbucks in the Shipleys
lot half a block from Chimney Rock). Cost: $3. 7:30 -10:30pm. or or 504/931-5154.



Because of the wealth of available Houston classes, individual class listings have
been transferred to the Dance Source Houston website. For easy access to class
listings, visit


Below is a listing of locations for available classes:

Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. 713/529-1819 or

City Dance Studio - 2423 Dunstan. 713/529-6100 or or

Claire School of Dance - 713/880-5565 or

Feldenkrais Newsletter:

Hope Center - 1210 W. Clay #3. Classes:$12/single, $100/10. 713/526-1907 x. 1.

Houston Metropolitan Dance Center - 1202 Calumet, 713/522-6375 or

In Step Dance Centre - 449 Sawdust Rd. The Woodlands. 281-298-7837 or

JCC, 5601 S. Braeswood. 713-729-3200 ext. 3223, or

Dancer Enterprise, Houston Dance Academy, 6801 South Rice. 713/557-9465; email:

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, 2311 Dunlavy on the corner of Fairview.

Kuumba House, 3001 Cleburne. 713/524-1079.

NiaMoves in the Heights, 3221 Houston Ave.

Second Generation Dance Company. 3001 Cleburne. (713) 298-7091

Sirrom School of Dance - 5570 Weslayan at Bissonnet. 713/621-9818.

Uptown Dance Center - 7417 Shadyvilla. 713 686 0334. $15.00 per class, $8.00
professional discount.

West University Dance Center, 4003 Bellaire Blvd. @ Stella Link.

Yoga Ananda - 1822 W. Alabama #2 (between Hazard/Woodhead). 713/527-8280.

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