Inertia Dance Company

Howling from Westside High School in Houston Independent School District, established in 2000, The Inertia program is dedicated in developing young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Through all elements of dance education, Inertia stresses excellence in the classroom and the total development of each student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

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This is the elite performing ensemble representing the Westside Dance Program.  This group is nationally recognized with over 30 national titles from competition, performances in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, features in People Magazine, Dance Teacher and Southern Living as well as appearances on CBS Early Show, The Tony Danza Show, and all  local affiliates.  Inertia has been featured half-time performers for the NBA San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Symphony.  Most recently Inertia traveled to Suzhou and Beijing, China as representatives of the United States at the 8th China International Folk Art Festival. 

Inertia company members are selected through an audition process.  This is a coed group, which requires travel, fund raising activities, and extensive after-school rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Inertia company members are required to maintain passing grades by UIL state standards.  Students are required to follow ‘no pass, no dance’ rules.


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This class/team are for students who have had previous dance training and experience outside and/or in the Westside Dance Program through beginning and intermediate dance classes. An audition is required for enrollment in this class/team.  The purpose of this team will be to advance students in their dance training; moving up in technical training and performance.  Students in I2 (Inertia Two for short, formerly known as Inertia JV) are required to attend dance and/or theatrical performances each semester. Students are encouraged to extend their dance technique and performance abilities through daily work in class and outside studio training, although outside studio training is not a requirement. This class is considered a pre-professional class for students who have an interest in dance work on the college or professional level.