Here are a few words describing the fall classes and work Hope Stone, Inc. from Lydia Hance, Education Director of Hope Stone, Inc.:
This Fall, Hope Stone Inc. will bring arts education master classes to The Art Project Houston community. These classes will be drumming led by percussionist Kirk Suddreath, Spoken Word by slam poet “Outspoken Bean,” and Theater by actor Leslie Lenert. Everyone is welcome in these workshops, as Hope Stone’s mission is “Art for All.”
Founded by executive and artistic director Jane Weiner in 1997, Hope Stone, Inc. provides outreach and support services in the Houston area through dance and performance art. Hope Stone is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Houstonians using art. At its inception, Hope Stone concentrated on areas of need such as community artistic performance, art outreach to children at risk, and community dance and movement classes.
In 2004, Hope Stone established Hope Stone Studio in a renovated loft in Houston’s historic Fourth Ward. From this 3500+ square foot space, Hope Stone offers year-round dance and movement classes for children and adults.
Hope Stone Studio is also home to the nationally acclaimed Hope Stone Dance Company, a professional dance company, which has been recognized for its bold choreography, as well as cutting-edge modern dance performances.
Our Hope Stone Kids program, created in 2002, to help meet the artistic and emotional needs of underserved and at-risk students ages 6-18. The program uses master teachers in dance, theater, music, photography, spoken word and yoga to empower and educate our youth. We are also pleased to offer young choreographers and dancers our new space grant program, HopeWorks.