Hope Stone Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   135 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 1210 West Clay Suite 26 Houston TX 77019 USA

Mission:  Hope Stone, Inc. is a unique organization dedicated to presenting authentic dance, music, and theater performances as well as embracing and nurturing the createive and expressive side of children through the positive, empowering experience of the performing and visual arts.
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston, Throughout Texas, New Orleans
Programs: A dance and theater ensemble made up of professional dancers & performers, founded in 1997. The company, under the direction of artistic director Jane Weiner, is an organization with equal emphasis on the presentation of authentic dance, music, and theater. During the past 12 years, Hope Stone Dance has performed through out Texas, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, and Mexico. Local Houston stages have been The Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center, D!verseWorks, Miller Outdoor Theater, the Jewish Communiy Center's Kaplan Theater, Houston Community College's Heinen Theater, and the Hobby Center's Zilkah Hall. The company is housed at Hope Center, a facility located in the heart of the Montrose area in Houston, TX. This 3500 sq. foot facility also accommodates adult and children's and movement classes designed to sharpen both the mind, body and soul. The company, now entering its 12th year, has performed for five years at the Cullen Theare, presenting such works as The Cooking Show, 's~ a tale of possession, SEE Me, and A Village of Waltz. They also established the Lemonade Stand, a summer festival of dance, this past year.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 76-0519238
713.526.1907
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

i have danced since i was three years old, but after college i got away from it. after that, finding a challenging yet WELCOMING adult dance class became really difficult. until i found hope stone... every time i walk in there, i not only feel like part of a family, but i feel confident and like a real dancer. as long as you have the passion for dance and community, hope stone is the perfect studio, no matter your age or dance level. it's simply the best.

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

the constant high level of energy- new teachers, projects for kids, community involvement, and a very high level of dance instruction in a relaxed environment.

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

all very energetic and passionate. and SWEET! somehow everyone at hope stone is just nice and open and lovely.

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

transform the lives of children and adults in houston. every child in houston could have access to dance, music and art, and parents could have a positive, enriching place to send their kids.

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  

6 people found this review helpful

I have had the opportunity to work with Hope Stone in Houston and have to say that this is a First Class Organization. Setting the gold standard for other organizations who look to make a difference in their community. Highly recommended.

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

the staff. Professional and extremely driven.

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  

6 people found this review helpful

Hope Stone is a haven for all ages. My mother, who is 82, has been doing Tai Chi at the studio twice a week for a year and the experience has given her renewed strength, balance, and confidence. Mom was also asked to participate in the company's onstage performance, and now she can waltz too.

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

amazing, kind and generous.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hope Stone is amazing! Their dance performances are innovative and impactful. Their teachers are caring and well trained in their technique. The kids bloom in this environment that fosters creativity and curiosity. It is the real deal and an organization that any parent would love for their child to be a part of.

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

wowing an audience

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

the people are genuine and friendly.

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

excellent

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

change the lives of more children

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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