A Thought-Leader In Family & Children’s Dance Classes | Houston, TX
Frame Dance is a thought leader in dance education, inspiring the next generation of movers, makers, and world changers by offering dance classes for adults & children, multi-generational ensembles, professional performances, networking events, and film festivals. We are nestled between West U and the Museum District.
We believe in developing the whole dancer, teaching critical life skills such as creative thinking, leadership, collaboration, and resilience through our artful and playful dance curriculum at our studio and in partner schools.
Our adult modern dance classes are designed to offer you the joy and magic that’s possible when you create space in your life to move, to grow, and to share in the creative process with a like-hearted community.
For more than ten years, Frame Dance has brought radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. Led by Founder and Creative Director Lydia Hance, whom Dance Magazine calls “the city’s reigning guru of dance in public places,” the professional company is made up of six acclaimed co-creators committed to collaboration. Frame Dance has created over 50 unique site-specific performances and nine dances for the camera screened in festivals all over the United States and Europe. With an unrelenting drive to make dance in relationship to environment, Frame Dance has created dance works for and with METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, and the Contemporary Arts Museum. Frame Dance’s productions were described by Arts + Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.” Creative Director Lydia Hance is a champion of living composers and is dedicated to work exclusively with new music.
Welcome to Frame Dance, I am so glad you are here!
My name is Lydia Hance and I am the Founder/Creative Director of Frame Dance. I still remember the first time I asked my mom to take me to a ballet class. I was 7 years old, and I fell in love! I knew I was meant to dance, and I dedicated my childhood, teenage years, and college experience to becoming a professional dancer.
It was my greatest joy, and also my greatest heartache.
My education was filled with delight and excitement, challenge and growth. It was excellent, professional training. I also experienced harsh criticism, an unhealthy attitude toward the body, deep feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt as a dancer, and the pressure to fit into someone else’s mold. I realized that dance was reserved for the few, and while I did make it, I also had a desire to free myself and others from the unhealthy limits of it.
The seed of a new dream was planted.
In 2010, I decided to establish Frame Dance and create a new model for dance education, one where dance is welcoming to all, healthy, loving, and exciting.
We are a studio that honors YOU as the artist. We are committed to developing dancers who are true makers, not just replicators. We inspire and equip you to grow to your fullest potential, embracing your unique journey and individual expression of dance.
When you join Frame Dance, you join a community of people— beginners through professionals building culture through dance.
You already have everything you need to begin your dance journey.