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August 11, 2014

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Review from Guidestar
1 previous review
February 26, 2010

All three of my kids have enjoyed Hopestone's Kid's Play for several years now! My older teen loves the teens group of dance, yoga, drama, and drumming! His teachers are talented and good role models!... more

August 11, 2014

My three children attended " Kid's Play " a performance program at Hope Stone for about 4 years. The level of commitment and talent Hope Stone's staff brought to my children and their peers was a important support the children needed. It was difficult to say goodbye when we moved out of Houston!

Ways to make it better...

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

Create more Kid's Play programs!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 26, 2010

All three of my kids have enjoyed Hopestone's Kid's Play for several years now! My older teen loves the teens group of dance, yoga, drama, and drumming! His teachers are talented and good role models! My younger teen has found his nitch with the photography class, his teacher is fantastic!

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

My children's joy and delight in their classes!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 15, 2013

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April 15, 2013

My six-year-old son started taking kids yoga and creative movement last fall and he absolutely loves it. The teachers are top notch. They are kind and friendly and respectful of the children. They also are constantly encouraging the kids in fun ways to reach beyond what they thought they could do physically and artistically. We are so happy at Hope Stone!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 7, 2013

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April 7, 2013

A place where 45 year old moms can dance ballet or modern with some of the most amazing dancers in the city... and feel at home. An organization that is bringing art, via dance, movement, and music to disadvantaged kids in the greater Houston area. A modern dance company with awesome talent year in and year out. Hope Stone Inc. is a true gem in the state of Texas!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 7, 2013

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April 7, 2013

Hope Stone is a home for art and people and community. It is a family full of boundless creativity and love. Everyone is welcome and there is such a positive energy radiating from the place.
I was lucky enough to work as an intern with Hope Stone for two summers. During the year, I
participated in dance classes there. All of my experiences there were really valuable and the family and home I got out of it is life-changing. I'm so grateful. Hope Stone's passion for the arts is golden.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 11, 2012

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Review from Guidestar
November 11, 2012

YES Prep was the fortunate and grateful recipient of a grant that allowed us to bring a Hope Stone dance teacher to our middle school campus for a series of eight master classes. Students were selected based on their indicated interest in dance, and they participated in the weekly workshops with Roberta, a professional dancer. Her positive spirit and patience helped some of the less-confident students blossom and made all feel comfortable expressing themselves through movement. She and Hope Stone's CEO (Jane) were proactive troubleshooters who wanted to make sure all students had a meaningful experience -- even those who were reluctant at first. I appreciate this opportunity, and I hope our paths cross again.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 1, 2012

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1 previous review
March 1, 2010

Hope Stone Inc's 3-fold mission has something for everyone. There are classes for adults, teens, and kids with scholarship opportunities. There are dance performances that help raise funds, promote ... more

November 1, 2012

This place isn't glitzy and perfect - the parking could be better, studio could be larger... But it has a big heart and brilliantly serves a diverse clientele. Jane and her crew work tirelessly - whether it's class offerings or dance performances - they keep things fresh which can be hard to do when you've been around for a while. What keeps me going back to their adult classes time after time is the commitment to quality and ability to attract world-class teachers and musicians. Thanks Hope Stone for being a sanctuary for the soul and a "chapel of the arts."

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 1, 2010

Hope Stone Inc's 3-fold mission has something for everyone. There are classes for adults, teens, and kids with scholarship opportunities. There are dance performances that help raise funds, promote causes, and raise the level and diversity of the arts in Houston. And finally, the arts outreach programs for at risk youth. As a frequenter of their adult classes, you can't beat the quality of their teachers paired with the laidback and welcoming vibes. Jane's really given Houston and the arts community quite a gift!

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

fundraising, classes

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

the positive attitude and energy

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

welcoming and competent

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 29, 2012

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October 29, 2012

My children have participated in the Hope Stone Kids program for about five years now, and I've attended several Hope Stone professional performances. I have to say, if I were reading these glowing reviews I'd be skeptical, but I'm about to write one of them! The Kids program is a place that works hard to attract kids of all kinds: the ones who are great at dance and music, the ones who aren't (but who want to participate); the ones who are wealthy, and the ones who aren't; all races, all political parties, girls AND boys. It makes performance art fun for kids, without pressure, while teaching them important fundamentals, how to work as a team, and all those other lessons we parents want our kids to learn. They also provide great role models of adults who are artists or active in the arts: people who are thoughtful, respectful, creative, and contributing to our community. As an adult, I value the unique classes available for adults-- hard to find this level of quality on an a la carte basis anywhere else. And I want to praise the professional company as well. As an outsider to the arts world, I've sometimes felt intimidated or uniformed at some other groups' performances: I didn't get it, and no one would explain. When Hope Stone performs, I may not always get it, or see it the same way my neighbor did, but somehow, my interpretation of what I saw is Okay. I'm always entertained by the programs, exposed to new ideas, and never, ever bored. It's a huge asset to Houston to be able to see affordable, cutting-edge work like this. I've been around Hope Stone enough to know that they are always on a shoestring budget, and there's never enough money for what are reasonable needs, let alone the big dreams of the staff and board of directors. If you're looking for an arts organization worthy of support, this is it!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 28, 2012

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October 28, 2012

I take classes in the adult ballet program at Hope Stone. The organization provides first-rate instruction that is on par with what Houston Ballet offers through its adult program and I am happy to support it by taking class there and making the occasional donation. It's the programs for children and youth, though, that really set Hope apart. While waiting for my own class to begin, I've been able to listen in on some of the youth classes. What they are getting from those programs cannot be measured. The philosophy is that everyone is entitled to experience art, and Hope makes it happen.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 28, 2012

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October 28, 2012

I work with a Girl Scout troop in Houston's Third Ward and Hope Stone graciously came to our rescue when we were working on some dancing skills. They were delightful to work with coordinating the scheduling of the meeting, and then an absolute joy on the "big day!" Our little girls, for those moments, felt like true dancers. It was something I will never forget. Thank you Jane, Roberta, and Hope Stone!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 21, 2012

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October 21, 2012

Three of my children attended Hope Stone last year and loved it! They have s great variety of classes and wonderful teachers. It was such a wonderful experience for them. Unfortunately we live far from the studio and since the classes for my childrens ages fall on different days of the week only or oldest returned this year for Youth Sound. That being said my 13 year old son absolutely looks forward to class every week!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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