Flamenco Class

Come have fun and dance!


A young dancer from Granada, born to a flamenco family in Sacromonte, Ivan took his first dance steps in the cave "El Rocio" under the guidance of the Maya family. He belongs to a veritable dynasty of great dancers, such as Juan Andrés Maya, Mario Maya, Manolete and Juan Maya “Marote”. At only 4 years, he was already well known by the public through appearances in various television programs and, later on, through dancing daily in "El Rocio".

He has taken part in a wide range of stage performances with his uncle Juan Andrés Maya, notably in the Bienal de Sevilla in 1992 and in "Muerte en Granada" (Death in Granada) with "Fura dels Baus" along with Javier Latorre and Beatriz Martin. Also outstanding are his performances in the 2004 Festival de Jerez with the Company Mario Maya, and with Estrella Morente in the Granada Music and Dance Festival that same year.

His talent was recognized at the Festival de Cante de las Minas de la Union 2005, where he was a finalist in the dance competition "El Desplante Minero". In 2012 he stars for the first time in the II Festival de las Cuevas with his performance “Yo mismo”. At Carmen de las Cuevas he teaches occasionally advanced classes.

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Due Date: Aug 31, 2018
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Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop

Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Michelle Schroeder

In this workshop, students will learn popular line dances like Boot Scootin’ Boogie (aka Elvira/Four Corners) and Cupid Shuffle, as well as a few other fun line dances. You will be given step by step instruction and then dance each dance to the appropriate music.

The second half of the workshop you will learn the basic steps for the Two-Step (quick, quick, slow, slow) with a few moves you can add so you will be ready to step out at your next dance adventure!

*No previous experience required
*No partner required (but bring your significant other or friend to two-step with)
*Wear soft soled shoes or boots that won’t stick to the floor (flat, smooth bottom with minimal thread is best). No flip flops and closed toe shoes are best!

$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door

About the Instructor 
Michelle Schroeder is an experienced dance instructor with over 30 years of teaching various forms of dance to students of all ages! Michelle set in motion her love of dance at age three when she began dance lessons at a dance studio in Houston. This passion followed her to Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Dance and finished university life with a Master of Arts in Dance Performance, Instruction and Choreography.

Michelle’s full-time career has been teaching dance in public, fine arts schools throughout Houston for over 30 years. In addition, she has taught social dance styles like two-step, polka, western waltz and jitterbug (east coast swing) to adults for recreation, weddings and special events. Her current love for line dancing has lead her to teach classes throughout the Houston area as well as workshops for various ages and events!

Join Michelle and other dancers and learn some fun Line Dances & Two Step to get ready to dance at a wedding reception or party you might be attending in the near future, dancing at the honky tonk or just for fun and exercise!
Aug 2, 2018
Free $10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door
7:00 pm
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A Musical Cabaret with Mark & Helena Greathouse "You Do Speak English, Don’t You?"

Cabaret, Humor, Czech History, Communism, Music, Concert, Life Music, Accordion, Singing, Jokes, Fun, Event, Ticketed Event

You Do Speak English, Don’t You?

A cabaret style variety show by Mark and Helena Greathouse


FREE for Kids and Students under 18!

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Many people don't know what life was like during communism. Could you just enter the a communist country? What if you fell in love with someone? Image how difficult it had to be when Rock Music was already considered to be criminal!

Mark & Helena Greathouse tell their love story in Communist Czechoslovakia in a musical Cabaret. 
A fun narration about the past, when the West met the Iron Curtain.

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Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show. The core part of the show was first introduced at the 2014 Portland, OR, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. 

Since that time they have taken the show on the road into various places in Oregon, which include Beaverton Historical Society, Lincoln City Cultural Center, The Old Church in Portland, Sherwood Community/Senior Center, Twilight Theater in Portland, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, Tigard Public Library, Woodburn Senior Estates Club, Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Scio – a town where Czech emigrants arrived in 1898, Woodburn UMC monthly concert series, Cedar Mill Community Library, Beaverton Civic Theatre, etc.  In July 2017 they presented the show in three venues in Texas – the Lyric Theater in Flatonia, the Czech Heritage Museum in Caldwell and the Czech Heritage Museum in Temple.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime.  Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes.  Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, OR, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic.  The show gives the story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here.  A Q and A session follows the performance, with Helena sharing what her life was like growing behind the Iron Curtain and making it to the West.  

Mark and Helena have performed for many years in the Northwest as well as in several European countries. Each began performing in their youth, Mark with his dad on stage in Portland, and Helena on Czechoslovak National Radio and TV in Prague.  Their stage name is ‘GREATHOUSE of Music’ and they have a line of CDs.  

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FREE for kids and students under 18.

Jul 21, 2018
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
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$18 for adults, Free for students under 18

Origins Phase 1

Pay What You Can Class and Showing with Group Acorde

Group Acorde is excited to welcome Jennifer Mabus as a guest teacher and choreographer to phase 1 of our project, Origins. Come take a contemporary class to live music with her and/or watch an excerpt of the work that she is creating on the company. The piece is a new collaboration between Jennifer, our guest visual artist Andre Amaral, and our artists. In addition to a performance, the showing is an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about the company's unique process. The full piece will be part of Origins, to be performed January 10-12, 2019 at MATCHBOX 1. 

Friday, July 13 at METdance Company & Center
6:30-8pm-Pay what you can class
8pm-Group Acorde showing-$15(tickets:
Class participants pay $10
Wine and snacks reception to follow the showing. 

*Generously donating the space for the event
Phase 1 of Origins is made possible by the generosity of Anna B Mccullough and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Kerry Lynch and Dean Slocum Charitable Fund
Art work and graphic design by Andre Amaral
Jul 13, 2018
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Friday Time & Price:
6:30pm Class: Pay What You Can, 8:00pm Showing $15.00

Crimson Vagabond Roadshow

Come out and RAQ with us!

A wild band of performers, musicians and artists who come together to create a tantalizing exhibit to delight all of your senses! An event curated to inspire with live music,fusion, folk & belly dance performances, music & dance workshops, vendors, drum jam, after party and so much more. There is certain to be something for everyone and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile!

This year we would like to welcome our Roadshow special guest, Ava Fleming!!! We are also featuring workshops from some Texas Raq Stars, Raphaella Lua - Belly Dance Instructor & Choreographer, Jam Boss Mr.B of Arcadia TX & The Hands of Fatima.

6th Annual Crimson Vagabond Roadshow
September 7, 8 & 9, 2018, Houston, TX

Sep 7, 2018 to Sep 9, 2018
*Friday September 7, 2018 @ 7:30pmLive Music & Dancing*Saturday September 8, 2018Dance Workshops @ Dauntless Dance and Movement-10am- 12pm Delicately Strong Drum Solo w/ Ava Fleming-1pm - 3pm Improv Delight w/ Ava FlemingDrum Workshops @ -12pm Intermediate Doumbek w/ Jam Boss Mr.B of Arcadia TX-1pm-3pm Bonfire Jam w/ The Hands of FatimaSaturday Evening Roadshow MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston-6:30pm Doors-7:00pm ShowcaseAfter Party @ 10pm*Sunday September 9, 2018Dance Workshops @ Dauntless Dance-10am-12pm Wheel of Emotion w/ Raphaella Lua - Belly Dance Instructor & Choreographer
7:30 pm to 12:06 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm $12
Saturday Time & Price:
Workshops 10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm $60 Roadshow 6:30pm $25
Sunday Time & Price:
Workshop 10am-12pm $60

Introduction to Flamenco Workshop

Introduction to Flamenco
Sunday, July 29 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM (NEW DATE)
Instructor: Ana Maria Barcelo

In this master class, students will learn the main techniques of flamenco dance including braceo (movement of the hands and arms), marcajes (marking), zapateo (footwork) and palmas (rhythmic clapping). In addition, the students will learn a very short choreography using all these elements.

*No previous flamenco knowledge is required.
*Wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes)
*Women can bring a long skirt
*Flamenco shoes are preferable, but if you don’t have them, you can wear any type of closed shoes.

$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door

For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at or 713.551.7217.

About the Instructor
Ana María Barceló began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. She felt an immediate passion for dance and a few years later she decided to start taking flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. After a few months, she was chosen to compose his flamenco company "Mosaico Almudéjar," where she had the opportunity to perform in many theaters and tablaos around the island. To improve her flamenco skills, Ana María has been frequently travelling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools including Amor de Dios, Manuel Betanzos, Flamenco Ados, etc.

With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, María Juncal, Manolo Marín, “La Lupi”, Angel Antienza, El Farru among many others. Ana María has recently moved to Houston, where she is offering flamenco classes for students at different levels and ages. Her main goal is to promote and disseminate the art of flamenco dance in the city.
Jul 29, 2018
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door
3:00 pm
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Park-SmART Precinct One - Arts & Culture Forum

Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all.

Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Public Art and Design Director Reginald Adams from Harris County Precinct One invite you to:

Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all. 

Park-SmART Precinct One is part of a larger effort, Park-Smart Precinct One, through which the Precinct is partnering with The Trust for Public Land, Houston Parks Board, and Asakura Robinson on an ambitious plan to build community resilience by increasing equitable access to parks and trails. 

Arts and cultural engagement are essential to creating parks and greenways that are truly accessible and welcoming—parks and greenways that reflect the histories, identities, and aspirations of local residents. We want artists to be active voices in the shaping the plan and in helping us determine how funding, partnerships, and programming can help make art a core asset in Precinct One’s parks. 

As members of our vibrant local arts community, we hope that you will come share your ideas as you enjoy a drink on us!

As part of this event we will be asking:
• What role can artists play in increasing equity and community resilience in Precinct One?
• What kinds of parks-based arts and cultural programming and engagement are already happening locally?
• What are the specific places and contexts, in parks and the public realm, where can artists contribute more?
• What can the Precinct do to create more opportunities for artists to share their ideas and work in parks and open space?

Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Jun 21, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Salsa Grande Dance Workshop

Salsa Grande with Michael Whitmire

Thursday, June 14 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Salsa Grande is designed for people who have little or no Salsa dancing experience, but are enthusiastic about learning something new and/or refining what you may already know. You will be taught dance steps that can be used in any social setting where Salsa music is played.

The instructor will emphasize understanding the music and being able to coordinate your body movement with the music, which are the hallmarks of any good dancer. Stay for 30 minutes after the class to practice the steps and socialize with friends.

$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door

Michael Whitmire is the founder, choreographer, and director of the SALSA GRANDE dance program, based in Houston.  He is known as "the Dancing Lawyer" among the local Salsa-dancing community, because his day job is indeed as a licensed attorney and adjunct law professor -- yet for the past 11 years, Michael has spent much of his spare time teaching people in the Houston area how to dance to Salsa music.  He has performed over 80 times in Texas, including onstage at the Wortham Center, Discovery Green, the International Festival, and several appearances on Houston's network television affiliates.  Michael has also performed twice in California and won a dance contest in Miami, Florida.  Michael's greatest joy is teaching Salsa dancing to others, so that they can experience the same fun he has had since learning his first steps almost 25 years ago.

Jun 14, 2018
$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door
7:00 pm
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Gaga/People Dance Workshop

Gaga/people with Amy Diane Morrow

Tuesday, June 5 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Gaga is a moment language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied to daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. Gaga/people classes last one hour and are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. 

$12 pre-registered online | $18 at the door

Amy Diane Morrow is an Austin based teacher, choreographer, consultant, & founder of AM Arts. Arts Administration experience includes serving on staff for The American Dance Festival 2009/11, PR with Barnabas Agency 2012-14 & managing tours for award-winning Israeli choreographers such as Idan Sharabi, & consulting Inbal Oshman. Film screenings include the award-winning documentary, Mr. Gaga. The North American Premiere won audience choice award at SXSW & additional screenings include Santa Fe JFF, National Dance Institute, OKDFF, Circle Cinema, Alamo Draft House DFW & Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. Certified in 2012 by Ohad Naharin in the inaugural teacher training program, Morrow travels internationally offering Gaga & Toolbox workshops as well as Ballet & Indian Dance.

Jun 5, 2018
$12 pre-registered online | $18 at the door
7:00 pm
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Screen Dance

A weekend-long intensive video dance workshop exploring site-responsive experimentation through the interdisciplinary process of mixing body movement and film together in Houston.

Led by the Las Girls Collective, Daniela Antelo and Brenda Cruz-Wolf, the participants will collaborate to create work in an immersive environment in various Houston locations as the urban landscape for movement and filmmaking. This workshop will be open to all community members- ranging from filmmakers, choreographers, dancers, visual artists or anyone interested in the art of collaboration.

The workshop will include:

     Introduction of screen dance, watching and examining contemporary films and talking through what makes screen dance successful.
     Exploring and encouraging a dialogue about what motivates and inspires us as makers, artists and creatives.
     Encourage participants to talk about their lives, creative experiences and practices as a tool to fuel art-making.
     Discuss different approaches to structuring a work.
     Engaging in a free-flow of ideas and what ‘feels right’ in movement, choreography and filmmaking.

The emphasis of this workshop will be to create a visual story on film, based on the experiences and responses of site-specific performances.  The versatility of video allows to reach a vast range of audiences, putting Houston and Houston artists at high exposure. Our goal as a collaborative is to introduce screen-dance as another facet of interdisciplinary arts within Houston. We want to share our passion and bring forth new ideas about collaborative art making.


Due Date: May 25, 2018
Contact Name: Brenda Cruz-Wolf
Phone: 6265364915
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