METdance Keeps It Moving  

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metdanceNonprofit continues “Reaching Out” series
Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Berry Center

HOUSTON – Oct. 26, 2016 – This November, join Houston nonprofit METdance in celebration of the power and beauty of dance.

METdance continues its commitment to make concert dance more accessible to the community with another installment in its “Reaching Out” series, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Berry Center, located at 8877 Barker-Cypress Rd. Tickets start at $25 each.  

“Reaching Out” offers an opportunity to see a wide range of METdance’s repertory and free preview excerpts from new works before they premiere.

METdance is currently in its 21st season, with the nonprofit having spent more than two decades working to inspire and educate audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach.

“‘Reaching Out’ is a great way for the entire family to experience the variety of what we do at METdance, and it is a unique opportunity to see previews of new work before it premieres,” artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “This season is off to a great start, and we hope everyone comes out to join us, and to experience dance close up.”

The current season, “United in Dance,” focuses on the diversity of the METdance organization.

“This season celebrates the diverse cultural backgrounds, movement styles and inspirations of METdance choreographers from the past and present,” Doyle said. “We are committed to presenting works that speak to every audience member regardless of their ethnicity, age, sex or experience with dance, METdance is proud to be a leader in diversity and vitality of arts content. Our 21st season will highlight that.”

 Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance.

The company has traveled across the U.S., impressing critics and audiences alike while performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers in dance.

METdance also has a strong community outreach program, including its educational “Swing, Jive, Pop” performances. The shows incorporate history, fashion, music and the arts, while the company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s and ends with the Hip Hop music of today.

The company’s home base, the METdance Center, now serves as Houston’s second-largest dance training space, offering comprehensive training in multiple disciplines to students of all experience levels, ages 3 and up.

For more information about the concert, call 713-522-6375, email or visit

For more information about METdance and the upcoming 21st season, visit


About METdance

Founded in 1995, METdance strives to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through formal instruction and performance. With professional and youth dance companies, as well as a strong community outreach program, METdance is a leader in the vitality and diversity of Houston’s dance community. The METdance company has traveled across the U.S. to perform works by influential and talented choreographers. Helmed by founder and Executive Director Michelle Smith and Artistic Director Marlana Doyle, the company is the sister organization to the METdance Center, which opened the doors to a newly renovated facility in May 2013 in Houston’s Midtown district. For more information, visit


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