Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre

Celebrating 36 Years

Tapestry Dance

Thank you for an incredible 36th Annual Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre!

Jan 14-Feb 14, 2016
IW Marks Theatre Center
The Gerald Rauch Cultural & Performing Arts Wing

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre, one of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, will present concerts, master classes and Tirkedu Houston!, the annual Israeli Workshop weekend. 

Tirkedu Houston!  
Dance of Asian America Dance Company 
Triple Focus 
Four in the Mix 
Tap Jammin' 
Workshops and Master Classes
About Dance Month 

Tirkedu Houston!Tirkedu Houston!

Thursday, Jan 14–Sunday, Jan 17
Tirkedu Houston! an Israeli Folk Dance Workshop is a fun filled weekend of enthusiastic Israeli dancing at the J. This year’s workshop leader is Roberto Haddon. Roberto‘s introduction to dancing started with English Folk Dancing and Morris Dancing while attending university. In 1983 when he moved to London, he began Israeli dancing.

He is invited to teach at camps and workshops in the UK, USA, Belgium, Israel and Germany. The weekend will include teaching sessions for intermediate to advanced dancers with a review at the end of each session, social gatherings and a Saturday night dance party.

Weekend Workshop
$70 Member | $100 Public | $50 with Valid Student I.D.

Dance of Asian AmericaDance of Asian America Dance Company

Friday, Jan 22 | 1:00 PM
Under the Artistic Direction of Janie Yao, Dance of Asian America is dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance.

The dances performed include authentic Chinese costumes, music and descriptions that guide the audience to a better understanding of China’s rich cultural heritage.

$5 Member | $ 8 Public


Saturday, January 23 | 8:00 PM
Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center (MAP
New this season, BODYTRAFFIC is presented by Society for Performing Arts and sponsored in part by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC during Dance Month at the Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center. BODYTRAFFIC is known for dynamic theatricality and refreshing abandon. Based in Los Angeles and founded by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett in 2007, BODTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world and was named one of Dance Magazine's “25 to watch” in 2013 and the “company of the future” by the Joyce Theater Foundation. BODYTRAFFIC’s performance features works by Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shecter and Richard Siegal in its Houston debut. 

Save 15% - enter code JCCVIP when purchasing a ticket for BODYTRAFFIC 

Photo by Tomasz Rossa

Houston Repetoire Ballet CompanyTriple Focus

Saturday, Jan 30 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 31 | 3:00 PM
Triple Focus returns to the Kaplan Theatre bringing together three of Houston’s pre-professional ballet companies to present works in ballet and contemporary dance. Each company performs a work from its repertoire along with one premier piece commissioned by the J.


$ 20 Member | $30 Public | $15 Senior Adult and Student
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Houston Repetoire Ballet Company
Photo by Scott Nilsson

Rice Dance TheatreFour in the Mix: A Day of Dance and Performance

Saturday, Feb 6 | 8:00 PM 
View what Houston’s Universities have to offer: the dancers and choreographers of tomorrow. Each unique in their presentation, this performance features four of Houston’s leading dance programs.


$20 Member | $30 Public
$15 Senior Adult and Student

Higher Education Dance Workshop
Saturday, Feb 6 | 12:00 PM-4:30 PM | Dance Workshop
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Rice Dance Theatre
Photo by Amy Smith

Tapestry DanceTap Jammin’

Saturday, Feb 13 | 8:00 PM
Back by popular demand! Experience the gathering of three of the most recognizable hoofers in the world of rhythm in a syncopated trip through jazz and sound.


Tap Jam & Dance Party following the concert! Bring your dance shoes!

Patron Sponsors: Karen and Buster Freedman

$20 Member | $30 Public | $ 15 Senior Adult and Student

Tapestry Dance Company
Photo by Blue Suede Photography 

Thank You to Our Sponsors



Please contact Maxine Silberstein at or 713.551.7217 for more information.