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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
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Brothers. It was a classy, well paced, and quality production as usual. American
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Save the date!

november 9 - 11 DanceUSA on Tour returns to Houston - workshops that address the
business side of Dance. More information coming soon.



NEW tuesday september 5 Free Feldenkrais. A Somatic Makeover. 12-1pm. Jung
Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd. 713/524-8253 or

NEW Dominic Walsh Dance Theater has studio space for rent. It is available all
mornings before 9:30am, mon/tues/fri after 6:00pm, Saturday after 3pm, and all day
sunday. The rent for $35 an hour, but negotiable. (713) 652-DWDT(3938) or

Dancepatheatre is looking for dancers for two projects. Need both men and women,
preferably with a background in modern and ballet. Contact ASAP Sara Draper:
713/524-6545 or

FY07 Individual Artist Grant Guidelines Now Available From Houston Arts Alliance
(formerly CACHH). Visit or email:
Artist Project Grants - awards up to $5,000 to support the creation of new work
in all artistic disciplines that result in specific arts presentations
New Works Fellowship Grant for Emerging Artists - awards $3,000 to artists who
have actively pursued their profession for less than three years
New Works Fellowship for Established Artists - awards $7,500 to exp. artists who
have actively pursued their profession for more than three years


media news


New on Dancehunter: A Festival Grows in Houston: Andrea Cody on Dance Houston;
Road Trip: Shaw Festival

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of membership is that DSH will take care of posting your performance information on
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well as on our own home page For more information, contact Toni
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There are no performances this week.



NEW saturday, september 9 auditions Festival Ballet for "The Nutcracker." Perform
with the Houston Children's Nutcracker" ballet production at the San Jacinto College
South Fine Arts Center, December 15 - 17, 2006. Dancers age 8 to adult, Ladies and
Men may audition. Ladies on Pointe must bring Pointe shoes. Festival Ballet is also
casting for character parts, no dancing required. Please note these are "casting
auditions", which means a place for everyone to dance. Houston Community College,
3100 Holman, Fine Arts Building -Theater One Studio, and in Lake Jackson at: Academy
of Ballet & Dance Arts 435 This Way. 832/830-5987.

sunday september 17 Freneticore. 6-9pm Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation.
FrenetiCore is seeking int/adv dancers, modern dance experience a plus, for 06-07
season. Performances and some rehearsals are paid, must be available Wednesday and
Sunday evenings. No audition fee, please bring resume. Rebekah French:
713/449-8375 or

NEW saturday, september 23 Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Company. 1:30pm. Seeking
Male and female dancers with folklorico or other dance background. Ballet or modern
background highly desirable. We encourage dancers of all ethnic and folk
disciplines to audition. Bring resume and headshot. Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance
Company interpretive repertory fuses ballet, modern and other Latin dance forms into
a dynamic balance of Mexican -American culture past and present. Dance attire &
character type shoes. Free. Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio, 1133 East 11th Street,
the corner of Studemont & 11th Street. Patricia Astorga: 713/870-0805, 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.

NEW I.W. Marks Dance Master Class Series
Friday, October 13 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 7:00pm. Uptown Dance Studio.
Between October 24-29 STOMP. Time: TBA. Jewish Community Center.
Friday, November 3 Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza Contemporanea. 11:30am.
Jewish Community Center.
Between December 7-31. Rockettes. Time: TBA. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
January 12, 2007. Spectrum Dance Theater. 11:30am. Jewish Community Center.
Saturday, February 3, 2007. Moscow Festival Ballet. 1:30pm. Jewish Community
Either Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, March 2007. Diavolo. Time: TBA. Jewish
Community Center.
For more information on these and other SPA Education and Outreach events, visit or 713-632-8102.



NEW saturday september 9 Samba Nights in the Heights! Warm-up to the beat of Samba
with lots of Batucada (Brazilian drums) and feel the mesmerizing rhythm of Brazil
right here in Houston. Experience an introductory dance class - samba, samba-reggae
and forró - in an active and creative way! Wrap-up the night enjoying the
beautiful presentation of Capoeira -Brazilian Martial Arts - and Maculelê -
Brazilian Stick Dance - by Grupo Capoeira Brasil. 7-10pm. Brazilian Arts
Foundation, 1133 East 11th Street. $10. 713/557-8022, 713/213-9723 or . visit

NEW september 28 - october 1 Houston Salsa Congress 2006. The Houston Salsa Dancers
and The University of Houston. University of Houston Main Campus. Jorge Mercado: or


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.



NEW tuesday august 29/thursday august 31: NO CLASS - SUMMER BREAK for ballet at

NEW beginner folklorico by Patricia Astorga/ Sabor Mexico. 6:30pm - 7:30pm. West
University Dance Center.

NEW flamenco by Patricia Astorga/La Esencia Flamenca with Accompanied Live Guitarist
and Cajon. Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio. 713-870-0805 or
beg. flamenco & castanets by Patricia Astorga/La Esencia Flamenca. 5:30-6:30pm.
Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio.
int/adv technique w/ Guitarist by Patricia Astorga/La Esencia Flamenca.
6:30-7:30pm. Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio.
beginner flamenco & castanets by Patricia Astorga/La Esencia Flamenca.
10:00-11:00am. Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio.
int/adv technique/choreography by Patricia Astorga/La Esencia Flamenca. 12- 1pm.
Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio.

NEW MECA Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts: 1900 Kane St.
Offering after-school Youth Dance Classes, Hip-Hop, Modern, Jazz and African.
713-802-9370 X 35 or

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

Brazilian Arts Foundation Studio, 1133 East 11th Street. 713/557-8022 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 #26. Classes:$13/single, $110/10. 713/526-1907 x. 1.

Houston Academy of Dance - 14520 Memorial Dr. #78

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

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

Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd. 713/524-8253 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.

MECA Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts: 1900 Kane St.

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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