The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company educational outreach performance is for audiences of all ages. “Swing, Jive and Pop into Dance” incorporates history, fashion, music and the arts into an interactive blast of excitement. Students, teachers and audience members have the opportunity to converse with the dancers and participate in an energy filled hour of dance while learning fun historical tidbits of information. The company dances through the eras of the 1930′s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950′s, grooves into the 1970′s and ends into the Hip Hop music of today.
The Houston Met’s Educational Outreach Program touched and enriched the lives of over 10,000 students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community participants this past school year.
“Congratulations on the quality of the show and the rapid evolution of HMDC into an outstanding resource for dance education and powerfully creative dance company”.The dancers perform, instruct, entertain, and inspire young people to participate in the performing arts. In addition, the company provides mentorships through long-term residencies in the community. Some of the relationships we have established include partnerships with the Children’s Museum, Houston ISD, Miller Outdoor Theater, Society for the Performing Arts, and Family for Urban Survival and Beyond Excellence.