We encourage you to visit our dance studio and take a free trial class! Summer and Fall 2017-18 Registration is now open. Join us for our recital program – May 20, 2017.
Jazz teaches strength and power very quickly and ballet teaches grace and elegance. When you are able to execute both well, you are a more sought after dancer. The importance of being a well rounded dancer is just as important as being a well rounded academic student. The expectation when you walk into an audition is to be able to perform well in multiple styles so the choreographers know where you work best. Jazz uses the muscles differently. It is much more free where as ballet is much more controlled. Both are important in training a classical ballet dancer. Professional ballet companies also perform many contemporary works so being versatile is very important.
We offer both a two-week Summer Intensive program for Levels 4-7 and a six-week summer session for students of all ages and levels.
Our Summer Intensive is a ten day program for Levels 4-7, comprised of all-day workshops taught by BCH faculty members and guest teachers from around the U.S and abroad. Counted among past guest teachers are Clara Cravey, Dawn Scannell, Zachary Carrol, Roudolf Kharatian, Davida Haas, Jane Weiner, Kristy Nilsson, and many others. The program is offered during the first and second full weeks of June.
Our six-week session of Summer Classes give new and beginning students a chance to try the school. We also encourage all of our students to participate in summer classes to remain flexible, in shape, and maintain the progress they have made during the year
Ballet is a performing art! Our students have the option to participate in our end of the year performance in May, known as the HRB Choreography Project with BCH Student Recital. On even years, students wear theatrical costumes and on odd years they perform in conservatory dress.
We are privileged to be affiliated with Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1996 by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome. HRB offers the highest level of pre-professional training and theater performance opportunities to talented Ballet Center of Houston and other area ballet students by invitation only.
Each year, Houston Repertoire Ballet shares its gifts with the community via its high quality family-oriented productions of The Nutcracker in December and Celebration of Dance in April. While participation in the Company is by invitation only, there are opportunities for Ballet Center of Houston students aged eight and up to perform various roles in The Nutcracker.
Visit hrbdance.org for more information