Our School of Dance was established in 1969 and offers dance classes and lessons for all ages. 

Dance Classes

Dance classes cover basic through professional technique levels and include preschool dance, ballet, tap, jazz/hip hop and more are available for dancers ages 2 years through adult. 

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Tirkedu Houston! An Israeli Folk Dance Workshop

March 3 - 6, 2022 | Join Ken Avner for this fun-filled weekend of enthusiastic Israeli dancing at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC! Tirkedu Houston! begins Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday, March 6, 2022. Online registration is available as well as a schedule of events. Individual class fees are available for students unable to attend the full weekend.

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Koresh Dance Company Performance with special guest Kinder HSPVA

February 19 @ 8:00 PM | Back by popular demand! Dance at the J presents an exhilarating evening of Dance with Koresh Dance Company and special guest Kinder HSPVA Saturday, February 19, 8:00 PM in the Kaplan Theatre. Renowned for their powerful stage presence, Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company has been hailed as a vital force to both national and international stages. Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli born choreographer and artistic director Roni Koresh and his brother, executive director Alon Koresh. The company presents a repertory which includes over 60 works by Roni Koresh as well as work by many guest choreographers. Kinder HSPVA will open the performance with a piece especially choreographed for them by Roni Koresh.

Ronen “Roni” Koresh, a native of Israel, began his career with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company of Tel Aviv. Immigrating to the U.S. in 1983, he studied in New York with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to settling in Philadelphia, where he performed with Shimon Braun’s acclaimed “Waves” Jazz Dance Company. After performing internationally, his interest shifted towards choreography, and he founded Koresh Dance Company in 1991. Shortly after, in 1993, he opened the Koresh School of Dance, serving as a residence for his company and a training center for the Philadelphia dance community. In addition to receiving numerous grants, Roni is a recipient of several choreographic fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the PEW Charitable Trusts, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Roni regularly travels to conduct master classes, set choreography, conduct residencies, and showcase his company throughout the country. 

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Dance at the J: Concerts

Dance at the J Celebrating 41 Years of presenting Concerts, Master Classes and Workshops. 

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Dance at the J is funded in part by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Patrons of the Arts, a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, The Maurice Amado Foundation, and RBC Wealth Management. Marriott Houston Westchase is the official hotel for Dance at the J.

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Dance community outreach, audience expansion and professional artistic development are continuing goals of Dance at the J. Dance concerts take place in the Kaplan Theatre, I W Marks Theatre Center, The Gerald Rauch Cultural and Performing Arts Wing at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. To purchase tickets online visit or call 713.551.7215. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter