Dance at the J

Uptown Dance

Celebrating 40 Years of Dance
Jan 23–March 15

Dance at the J is observing its 40th season and continues to celebrate and spotlight prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers.


An Evening with Ido Tadmor and Open Dance Project Company

Saturday, March 7 | 8:00 PM

Ido TadmorFresh and original innovative showcase of exhilarating works when Ido Tadmor, choreographer/dancer, and Annie Arnoult’s Open Dance Project, a Houston-based contemporary dance theater company, share the stage in a public concert. A highlight of the evening will be a piece commissioned by Dance at the J for Ido Tadmor to set on Open Dance Project. In addition, Open Dance Project will perform “Stalemate.”

Ido Tadmor, former Artistic Director of Israel Ballet, is an internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer who has performed with legendary companies Bat Dor, Bat Sheva, Lar Luvovitch, and Complexions. He represented the state of Israel around the world as the country’s “Ambassador of Dance” for more than three decades.

Open Dance Project is a professional dance theater company that delivers world-class performance experiences in Houston and partners with schools and organizations to empower children and strengthen our community through dance. 

Photo credit: Ashkan Roayaee
Underwritten by: Karen and Marty Skolnik
Sylvia and Jerry Wilkenfeld

$20 Member | $30 Public | $16 Student/Senior

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Fred AstaireGreat Tappers from the Golden Age of Hollywood: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Ann Miller

Sunday, March 15 | 4:00 PM 
Lecture and Video Presented by Debra Dickinson

The Golden Age of Hollywood was the era of extraordinary tap dancing. Suave Fred Astaire, athletic Gene Kelly, and rapid-fire Ann Miller were among the pantheon of stars that made tap an audience favorite. This lecture will explore the work and lives of these famous stars, complete with videos of their most exciting performances. 

Debra Dickinson’s performing credits include Broadway and regional theaters; she appeared as Guenevere in Camelot opposite both Richard Burton and Richard Harris, and Jellylorum in the German language production of Cats in Vienna. Ms. Dickinson teaches the Opera Workshop classes at the Shepherd School, in addition to classes in the History of Musical Theater in the theater department and the School of Continuing Studies of Rice.

Patron Sponsors: Vicky and Michael Richker

$10 Member | $15 Public

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Dance at the J is funded in part by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Patron of the Arts, a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, a grant from Texas Commission on the Arts, RBC Wealth Management and with support of the consulate general of Israel to the Southwest. Marriott Houston Westchase is the official hotel for Dance at the J.  Become a Sponsor


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