Dance Source Houston

Rating: 4.76 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 130661 Houston TX 77219 USA

Mission: Mission StatementDance Source Houston,Supports and promotes the creation and presentation of Contemporary Dance in Houston, Supports dancers and choreographers in their artistic developmentSupports companies and choreographers in the presentation of their workCreates opportunities for performanceDevelops audiences and community support for dance.Primary ActivitiesDance Source Houston offers marketing and production support to Houston area choreographers and dancers as well as presents and produces contemporary dance. Dance Source Houston partners with other local organizations and artists to create programs to support dance artists in the development of their technique and artistry as well as programs to encourage and educate an audience for contemporary dance.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dance in Houston, DSH is an invaluable resource. It is the only such organization offering numerous services to the Houston dance community. DSH provides a centralized location listing all events, opportunities, reviews, and performances benefiting dancers, choreographers, students, and patrons alike.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... many ways. As a performing artist, DSH has listed the many performances I've taken part in. As a choreographer, DSH has helped with distribution of promotional materials and listed my projects, increasing awareness, visibility, and attendance exponentially. I also teach at the University of Houston. DSH provides a website that stores dance reviews of local performances and a central place that lists dance events and opportunities for me to share with dance students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of staff members to extend services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dance Source Houston is a asset to the Houston arts community. They're an incredible resource for all forms of dance in and around greater Houston. Not only do they inform the general public of upcoming shows and opportunities, they also service artists by letting them know of auditions and master classes. They post interesting articles, press releases, and expand your connections to not just dance, but to many fields of art (performing, visual, etc).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

new festivals/shows organized by DSH. I've seen an increased awareness in the arts community in terms of shows coming through and audience attendance. They get the word out and create a buzz.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask that they sponsor more shows. the ones that i've seen have been a great success. please host more.

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I recently moved to Houston. It is so helpful to know were to go to see what is happening in the dance community. This city is sprawling and it is hard to know where to go for class, performances, and rehearsal space. Thank you for all you do!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Dance Source Houston serves as an inovative clearing house for all things dance in our community. Not a small task in a large city like Houston. You know you can rely on them for up to the minute information for performances, auditions, classes and news in the dance community. Without this organization the common thread through Houston dance will be gone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

advertising auditions and performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money to hire a larger staff.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They do not discriminate between large and small arts organizations. They accommodate everyone.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, hardworking and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hire more staff to add more services and support for arts organizations.

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My experience was good.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and staff.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have a lot of respect for the people who founded and run this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Dance Source Houston has revolutionized the dance scene hear. I feel so connected to everything that's going on now. The weekly e-newsletter makes it so easy to spread the word about auditions, performances and shows...and to keep up with what everyone else is doing, too. The adminstrative assistance offered to small dance companies through a reasonably priced membership is outstandingly helpful. I love Dance Source Houston!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help dance in Houston to thrive even more! It is an arts service organization dedicated to dance in Houston, so it could provide even more help to the small dance companies, which in turn stimulate people's hearts, minds, souls, bodies...and the economy!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I always know what is going on in the dance community through their weekly emails. I absolutely love getting so much information in one place! I like that the emails give me information on performances, workshops, classes, opportunites for jobs, choreographing, etc. Keep up the great work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

finding a job in my field. The job was posted in their weekly email and I applied and got the job.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wealth of information they provide.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I love this resource because it keeps me abreast of local area festivals and choreographic opportunities. I do not live in Houston and I wish there was and organization like this that covered my area of Texas!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting my choreography in local dance festivals.

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Ways to make it better...

there was a dance source central Texas!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I volunteer with Dance Source Houston, and they are invaluable in my life. I get to meet wonderful people who love dance; I get to support dance as a medium in Houston; I get to let others know about this marvelous volunteering opportunity + I get to enjoy some of the most innovative + pioneering choreographers + companies contributing to the field of dance today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how many people sign up to become volunteers when I man the table at events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure there are Dance Cards always available at the table as well as in the programs. [They are not usually available at the table when we volunteer, yet we were told this is the most important piece of information.]

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the incredible performances I have gotten to attend + letting dance-lovers know - especially high school students looking for unique ways to fulfill their community-service credit requirements - about the volunteering opportunity.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly dedicated.

Ways to make it better...

there were more clarity on how our volunteer tickets are filed with Will Call at various dance performances. [Our tickets couldn't be found a couple of times.]

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

clarity on details + accessibility during emergencies.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Dance Source Houston is an important resource for the entire city. It offers a one stop listing of one of the major cultural segments of our city. Without their newsletter it would be difficult or impossible to follow the Houston Dance scene. Bravo!...Brava!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing out about upcoming events in advance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dynamic!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor local young, talented dancers and choreographers. Underwrite dance events.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I absolutely love Dance Source Houston! It is a great way to find out what's going on in the dance world, from shows to dance classes. I recieve your emails every week and look forward to find out what performances are taking place in houston since I try to see at least one show each week. You provide a great service, Thanks

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do a lot of good.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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