In the dance smorgasbord Winter Formal, the local presentation group Dance Houston celebrates urban dance (also known as hip-hop), a genre thats old enough to have a proud legacy but new enough to be wildly innovative. More than 150 local artists, many of them quite young, will display the genres range through break dancing, slow R&B moves, krumping, stepping and, surely, a number of styles that havent even found a name. In a mash-up of the old and the new, FLY KiDS will set their urban moves to classical music, and Revolve Dance Company, known for its more classical training, will set its contemporary dance to hip-hop. Marvelous Motion, Planet Funk and Ghost Crew round out the program, which may leave even the audience winded as it tests the frontiers of dance. 8 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 7135261049 or visit www.dancehouston.org. $15 to $30.
Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., 2008