Drawing from a broad foundation of Modern, Post-Modern, Jazz, Classical Ballet and Africanist dance training, I teach technique classes that focus on connecting rhythm to technical mechanics. Fusing a highly energetic and physical vocabulary my classes are designed to increase kinesthetic and technical strength while expanding the dancer’s understanding of physical intelligence as defined by the ability to acquire and apply movement knowledge. Individuals are encouraged to develop a range of skills in instinctive and technical movement performance.  
“strong enough for a man, ph balanced for a woman.” 
Alex Abarca
Photo Credit: Cheryl Kennedy
As an instructor I strive to connect the practical elements of technique to the magic and humor of life and performance.  I have taught Jazz and Modern dance on the faculties of California State University, Fresno, The Dance Studio of Fresno, Ballethnic Academy of Dance, Moving In the Spirit, In Motion Dance/ Bermuda, BalletForte, Studio Dionne, The Several Dancers Core Dynamic X Change Program, The University of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center.
Teaching at the Houston Met

Current teaching Schedule
Met Dance Center 
2808 Caroline 

Intermediate Jazz 
Saturdays 9a - 10:30a

Contact Metdance.org for class pricing.

To schedule master classes or residencies email jhon @