Education

Education & Community Engagement 

Society for the Performing Arts offers educational and outreach programs that are as diverse and far-reaching as the artists SPA presents! 

We are proud to offer programming that takes place in conjunction with SPA's main stage performances, delivering a vast array of events to suit any taste. On performance nights, guests can arrive early to enjoy our Performance Preludes, which highlight local performing arts groups of all ages, and SPA ArtsTalks, short discussions that give audience members deeper insight into the evening's performance. We also offer programs open to the public at venues in the Theater District and other locations in the Houston area. Music Master Classes take place at schools and other locations around Houston, while The Tudor Family Dance Master Class Series is generally held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

With an eye on enriching the arts education and theatrical experiences of children in the greater Houston area, SPA offers a multitude of programs for students and teachers. SPA provides opportunities for schools to experience the world’s best performers at affordable prices through the Student Matinee Program and the Student Series. Teachers are also given the opportunity to take advantage of our educator professional development sessions offered throughout the year.

To learn more about our education and community engagement programs, please visit the pages below:


Public Programs                                         

Student Programs 
 

Educator Programs
                                           

Looking for a registration form?
Click here for the 2014-2015 Student Matinee Order Form
Click here for the 2014-2015 Student Series Order Form
Click here for the 2014-2015 Performance Prelude Registration Form

Click here for the 2014-2015 Art Contest Teacher Workshop Registration Form

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please email education@spahouston.org.
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H-E-B Performance Prelude for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Performance Preludes
7:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wortham Center - Grand Foyer
Join us for a Performance Prelude featuring the HSPVA Concert Dancers.

The HSPVA Concert Dancers, under the direction of LuAnne Carter have appeared on numerous university campuses and have toured in the United States, England, Scotland and China. The HSPVA Concert Dancers are now of two high school art programs in Texas approved and affiliated with Young Audiences of Houston.
ArtsTalk for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

ArtsTalk for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us in the Cullen Alcove for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert.
H-E-B Performance Prelude for The Passing Zone

H-E-B Performance Prelude for The Passing Zone

Performance Preludes
6:30 PM Friday, September 26, 2014

Wortham Center - Grand Foyer
Join us for a Performance Prelude featuring the Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble. 

Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Amy Blake, Artistic Director, Keith Cross, Rehearsal Director, and Judith Grywalski, Ballet Mistress, is designed for the dancer seeking collaboration with exemplary worldwide professionals in the industry to help them obtain greater levels of achievement in the arts through classical training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary.
ArtsTalk for The Passing Zone

ArtsTalk for The Passing Zone

ArtsTalk
7:00 PM Friday, September 26, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with Jon Wee and Owen Morse of The Passing Zone prior to their main stage performance. 

Biography: The Passing Zone is a two-man, comical juggling team that has been performing for decades. Together, Jon and Owen were finalists on America's Got Talent, hold four Guinness World Records, and have performed at the White House. 
H-E-B Performance Prelude for Momix: Alchemia

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Momix: Alchemia

Performance Preludes
7:00 PM Friday, October 10, 2014

Jones Hall - Piano Level
Join us for a Performance Prelude featuring the Johnston Middle School Dance Studio.

Johnston Dance Department has a diverse technique and performance based program.  This year we will be Incorporating a strong focus on Classical Ballet, various styles of Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop, and the mastery of these techniques.
ArtsTalk for MOMIX: Alchemia

ArtsTalk for MOMIX: Alchemia

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Friday, October 10, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with company members.
ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk
1:30 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert. 
H-E-B Performance Prelude for National Acrobats of China

H-E-B Performance Prelude for National Acrobats of China

Performance Preludes
6:30 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jones Hall - Piano Level
Join us for a Performance Prelude featuring Dance of Asian America.

Dance of Asian America introduces audiences to China's 56 ethnic groups and cultures of other surrounding Asian countries while bridging the gap between the east and the west through the art of dance.
ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk
7:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert.
H-E-B Performance Prelude for Rafal Blechacz, Piano

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Rafal Blechacz, Piano

Performance Preludes
7:00 PM Friday, October 17, 2014

Cullen Theater - Bridge
Join us for a Performance Prelude featuring a local performance.
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