Dance at the J

Uptown Dance

Jan 23–March 15

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

Tirkedu Houston! Israeli Folk Dance Workshop with Mitch Ginsburgh

TirkeduJanuary 23-26

This fun-filled weekend of enthusiastic Israeli dancing at the J will be led by Mitch Ginsburgh. Mitch loves sharing the energy and artistry of Israeli dancing with both new and experienced dancers.

He is known for his thoughtful and organized teaching, and his own dynamic choreography challenges and delights with its integration of intricacy, humor, and tradition. Originally from Texas, he started dancing in Chicago and now lives in New Jersey.

New this year is an option session for beginners. The weekend will include a Friday evening get together, teaching sessions for beginner to advanced dancers, a Saturday night dance party and review at the end of each session.

$70 Member | $100 Public | $50 Student with Valid ID

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Arts in the Afternoon | FLY Dance Company

Friday Feb 14 | 1:00 PM

Fly Dance CompanyFLY is wowing concert audiences all over U.S., receiving one standing ovation after another. Why? Because FLY is pure fun — youthful energy, risk-taking movement, and clever choreography set to a mix of surprising musical selections.

Based in Houston, FLY Dance Company’s performance style is called theatrical hip hop — “theatrical” in that acting is an essential element of the style. FLY’s performing repertory is varied musically and choreographically and its dancers are skilled and highly adaptable.

$8 Member | $12 Public
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Houston Choreographers X6
with Special Guest Houston Ballet Academy

Houston Choreographers X6Saturday, Feb 15 | 8:00 PM

Houston Choreographers X6 presents a memorable evening of dance featuring six dynamic independent choreographers who have been commissioned to premiere a piece for the concert. Brittany Bass, Beth Gulledge-Brown, Adam Castanada, Teresa Chapman, Ashley Horn, and Christopher Thomas are our 2020 choreographers. The original works range from hip hop to classical.

Photo credit: Lynn Lane
Patron Sponsors: Karen and Buster Freedman

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

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 and Sylvia and Jerry Wilkenfeld

$20 Member | $30 Public | $16 Student/Senior
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TappersGreat Tappers from the Golden Age of Hollywood: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Ann Miller

Sunday, March 15 | 4:00 PM 
Lecture/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.