Master Class with Andre Silva (2018)


WHEN
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am
WHERE
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)
COST
$25 per class

 

 

 


Uptown Dance Centre is excited to announce a ballet master class with Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Andre Silva in January 2018. Andre returns to UDC to create two world premieres. The new works will be performed to live music during UDC’s spring show Hidden Dimensions with Axiom Quartet.

Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Andre Silva began training at age 4 with his mother at the Royal Academy of Dance. He continued his training at The Harid Conservatory and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He was a Company member of Texas Ballet Theater from 2003 to 2009, where he was featured in leading roles of Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Dracula, Vivaldi and Brittain pas-deux, Bartok, Preludes for Van, Five Poems and Mozart Requiem. Andre was the first recipient of the Booz Hamilton international “Rising Star Award” for excellence in dance and was a Silver Medalist at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai, China. He has appeared as a guest artist at Houston’s Dance Salad and TITAS’ Festivals.

He joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal from 2009 to 2014, where he toured and expanded his repertoire dancing title roles of European choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Stephan Thoss, Christian Spuck, Didy Veldman and Marco Goecke.

He joined Germany’s Ballet Augsburg for one year, where he was featured in principal roles in Young Soon-Hue’s Romeo and Juliet, Georg Reischl’s Verflixte Nähe, Stephen Shopshire’s Murmul and Spill and Angel Rodriguez’ Medea.

In 2015, Mr. Silva returned to Texas Ballet Theater.

Don’t miss this chance to take class from an inspiring dancer, teacher and choreographer. Space is limited, register for your spot today!

Uptown Dance Gives Back to Flood Relief Efforts

We hope everyone is okay after the devastation that is Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.  We are extremely lucky and grateful that our rehearsal studio, Uptown Dance Centre, sustains no damages and all the staff and company members are safe.

In this time of desperate needs for so many, including those in the dance and arts community, Uptown Dance Centre would like to help and contribute to the relief efforts.

For the month of September 2017, all proceeds from Uptown Dance Centre’s morning open classes (Monday/Wednesday classes with Adrian, Tuesday class with Alex and Friday class with Amy) will be donated to American Red CrossMorning open classes will resume on September 4, 2017.

To pay for classes or to donate to American Red Cross, please visit:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/hurricane-harvey/uptowndance

To artists and dance organizations who have lost their class or rehearsal spaces due to flood damages, Uptown Dance Centre would be happy to work with you to provide practice space at our studio.  Please email info@uptowndancecentre.com for more information.

As Uptown Dance Company is part of the Big Give Houston 2017, please visit Big Give Houston to support non-profit organizations that are helping with the flood relief efforts.

The road to recovery can be long and difficult, but we are #HoustonStrong and #TexasStrong, and we will get through this together.  Please continue to stay safe and let us know if UDC can help in any way.

OCTOBER 4 UPDATE:

We have concluded Uptown Dance Centre’s campaign of Giving through Dance, and we raised closed to $1,000.00 for the hurricane/flood relief efforts.  We sincerely thank everyone who came to class during the month of September 2017 and contributed to our campaign.  And HUGE “thank yous” to our teachers who donated their earnings to the campaign.

Photo: AMA Houston

Summer Master Class Series – Chet Walker


WHEN
Friday, August 26th, 2016
4:15pm – 5:45pm

Saturday, August 27th, 2016
9:30am – 11:00am

WHERE
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)

CLASS STYLE
Jazz

COST
$25 per class

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Summer Master Class Series – Andre Silva


WHEN
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
9:30am – 11:00am

WHERE
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)

CLASS STYLE
Ballet

COST
$25

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The Nutcracker Suite 2015

Cast_B_clara_medJoin Uptown Dance Company for an evening of magic and dance!

Due to popular demand, two extra shows added! It’s that time of the year again… What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities.

Featuring UDC pre-professional division dancers as well as Uptown Dance Centre students, make this event your new holiday tradition and come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

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Spring Fusion 2015 Gala

WHEN:
Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • 6:30pm Doors open for drinks, appetizers and silent auction
  • 7:00pm Pre-show by UDC II
  • 7:30pm Main show by Uptown Dance Company and The Jose-Miguel Yamal Jazz Quartet

WHERE:
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055

WHAT:

Featuring The Jose-Miguel Yamal Jazz Quartet

Pre-show by Uptown Dance Company II

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The Nutcracker Suite 2014

Join Uptown Dance Company and Uptown Dance Company II for an evening of magic and dance!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities. Come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

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