Hope Stone Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   135 reviews

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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.
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713.526.1907
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have found Hope Stone, Inc., to be the most careing, encouraging, creative and exhilerating organization for children through adults in dance, yogo, music and appreciating the arts in general ,of any other non-profit of its type.
The professional staff gives personal, hands on, teaching to each participant in every program. The afterschool programs for "children at risk" teaches them responsibility along with the arts: dancing, drums, theater and exercise. Each year this group is provided the opportunity to see live theater, free! Many times it's their only experience visiting a theater, seeing a live performance and then talking about it's impact on them after.
Please recognize this Outstanding Organization.
Mrs. Steve Hoy

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Great people doing great things for our community! I have been personally associated with Hopestone since its inception and have seen so much good come from this organization.

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Hope stone and Jane weiner are the best thing that has happen to Houston . Look at all the young people she helps to give a purpose and confidence. There are many sides to Hope Stone. We need to multiple Jane and Hope Stone 10 times over!!!!!'

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with the children

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One time

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2009-5-01

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I love Hope Stone - it truly is a Chapel of the Arts! The teachers they bring in are top notch and the atmosphere is so calm, vibrant and up-lifting you can't help have fun. Jane and crew really know how to run a Studio (Chapel) well!!!

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

the enjoyment I've had taking Ballet Class.

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

buy it a bigger building - like the soon to be old Houston Ballet Academy.

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

the fantastic people I've met there - friends for life!

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

of the highest caliber.

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

make the Houston Dance World ROCK!!!

Ways to make it better...

there were live music more often but you can't wish for what Houston doesn't have much of.

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

growing while keeping the same vibe.

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

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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I love Hope Center because it's like a family. Hope Center's staff and visitors bond over a common passion: dance! I loved last year's production of "Village of Waltz." It was incredible - etherial, magical, soothing, thrilling. It was magnificently choreographed and executed. I love dancing with Hope Center so much that I travel from Clear Lake to class on the weekends! Thanks for doing what you do!

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it feels like a family!

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About every month

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2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The warm, inviting atmosphere, the talented and patient teachers, then great kids programs, and amazing resident dance compnay...this is one of the best organizations in Houston HANDS DOWN.

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

pay dancers a living wage, tour the shows, expand the kids programs, expand the breast cancer awareness programs, get a larger studio, or build a new facility.

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About every month

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2009-12-01

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This program is heart-felt, and world-class, bridging art and community ! Jane's passion and persuasion has changed the life of many youth; if anyone doubts the influence and meaning of art in daily life, visit Hope Stone!

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Implement a national program !! Jane should go the White House and get the NEA involved on some more initiatives of the nature of Hope Stone !!

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About every six months

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2010-1-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Hope Stone is a great organization with skilled teachers and mentors providing arts education to "at-risk" children. It is a safe place where kids can come to learn, and explore their creative abilities giving them a wonderful outlet for expressing themselves.

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

the positive benefits the children receive from being at Hope Stone.

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

kind, and courteous

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

help so many more children!

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About every six months

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2009-11-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I have found Hope Stone to be a wonderful organization that brings the Arts to the community by providing programs for all ages.

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

outstanding examples of what makes America a great country.

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

expand their organization and provide their outreach to more of our community.

Ways to make it better...

there were more Jane's to deal with instead of just one.

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

the lack of funding.

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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The freshest place in Houston for dance, for kids, for movement, for theater, for ART! Excellence in all they do, and they hug you as well. Jane Weiner and the Hope Stone Dance Company are brillant each time they take the stage. The Kid's Play program is outstanding and supports at-risk kids as well.

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

Dedicated to their passion! Dance, movement, teaching kids, bringing authentic, fresh and creative modern dance to the hungry audiences in Houston and beyond!

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

ROCK THE WORLD!

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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