Educator Programs

Educator Programs

SPA Teacher Workshops

Society for the Performing Arts is dedicated to supporting creativity in the classroom and high quality instruction of the performing arts.  

Teacher Workshops  
  • Are an affordable professional development series for all educators grades K through 12. 
  • Provide educators with direct access to professional performers and artistic directors from across the globe.
  • Reconnect educators to their art forms with exposure to the best practices, current techniques and the knowledge and skills of international artists.
  • Benefits students by invigorating and inspiring classroom teachers with a passion for the arts.

The professional development sessions may focus on 

  • Advance training or techniques for beginners, 
  • Rehearsing in the classroom, 
  • Teaching content through the arts.  

All teachers and even parents are invited to enroll in a Teacher Workshop. The creative process is a valuable tool for teaching English - Language Arts, Social & Emotional Skills, and STEM content. 

2014-2015 Teacher Workshop Schedule:

  • 17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest - Teacher Workshop
SPA invites all art educators and parents to attend the Art Contest teacher workshop on Monday, October 6th, 2014. This professional development workshop is for teachers and parents seeking to participate in the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. Art contest submission guidelines, the judging process, and suggested techniques will be reviewed and discussed by local experts and teachers with successful contest track records. In addition, participants will explore Malaysian art techniques including puppet making, and practice techniques in abstract color and collage. To sign up, complete the registration form and return to Jessica Nieto by email, fax or mail.

Monday, October 6, 2014
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Glassell Jr. School

Registration: $25 before 10/6/14, $30 at the door


Click here for more information about the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. 

  • MOMIX Teacher Workshop
Join Society for the Performing Arts for a teacher workshop with MOMIX. Members of this extraordinary dance company will utilize their expertise in dance and education to encourage instruction that concentrates on dance pedagogy and MOMIX performance preparation. The workshop will take place at Furr High School on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Furr High School - 520 Mercury Dr., Houston, TX 77013
Cost: $25


  • Wayang Kulit (Caravanserai) Teacher Workshop

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
5:30 - 7:30PM
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
Cost: $25


  • Scottish Ballet Teacher Workshop
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096


2013-2014 Art of Teaching

Click for SPA'S 2013-2014 Teacher Workshop Highlights

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