In Schools

Open Dance Project partners with K-12 schools, universities, and youth and family service organizations to bring people together through the collaborative process of interdisciplinary performance development. Open Dance Project offers school audiences a multi-sensory feast of daring physicality and theatrical virtuosity. With content and themes that compliment students’ core curriculum subjects, Open Dance Project’s school shows and workshops move seamlessly in and out of dancing, speaking and singing with skill and imagination. Contact to book a show or workshop for your school!

Experiment. Connect. Dig Deep.

It’s been a busy summer and fall for ODP community engagement! ODP Artistic Director Annie Arnoult introduced over 600 HISD teachers to strategies for integrating dance into core curriculum subjects through our partnership with Young Audiences of Houston and the Houston Arts Access Initiative. ODP artists Davis Stumberg, Juan Jimenez, Joseph Stevens, and Tehillah Hartmann used hip hop and circuit training to combat childhood obesity in a partnership with Memorial Hermann Health Systems at Hogg Middle School in the Heights. ODP was also thrilled to be a part of the Houston Arts Partners Conference at the Alley Theater this fall, where Artistic Director Annie Arnoult led a session introducing school teachers to the inner workings of Young Audiences’ “Full STEAM Ahead” program.

Educational Residencies Happening Right Now…

  • ODP dancer Brit Deveau is spending the 2016-2017 school year at Hogg Middle School teaching modern dance technique, improvisation, and composition. Join us for their 1st performance at Hogg Middle School’s STEAM NIGHT, October 27 from 5:30-7:30pm!
  • ODP dancer Alonzo Moore has been busy working with the dance team at KIPP teaching modern dance and improvisational techniques. ODP will be performing at their benefit on December 13th to help raise money for these promising young dancers to train for a week in New York City this spring.
  • ODP dancers Seth McPhail, Alonzo Moore, Joseph Stevens, and Juan Ventura are gearing up for a 6-week Arts Access Initiative residency through Young Audiences at Cornelius Elementary starting this November where we’ll be teaching math and reading using dance!