Harris County Hospital District Employees

Sonia’s World of Dance, LLC is proud to be a partner in providing a Corporate Employee Wellness Program to all Harris County Hospital District Employees!

  • 10% Discount on all Private, Semi-Private & Group Classes.
  • Discount is available to all HCHD Employees ONLY.
  • To get discount, you need to show HCHD Employee ID Badget & provide ID #

Harris County Hospital District Offers Dance Class as Part of Employee Wellness Program.

Dance class helping HCHD employees stay active, lose weight, and gain confidence. 

The HCHD dance class is held every Thursday from 6p.m. to 7p.m at Sonias World of Dance.  Employees are given the opportunity to learn a variety of styles, including Latin and country western.  Dance styles to be learned are voted on by HCHD employees and taught within 6 to 8 weeks.

Harris County holds a contract with Sonias World of Dance that administers weekly dance classes to hospital district employees, and the studio donates $100 to $300 to the tuition cost according to how many attend the class. The county is only invoiced a minimum amount to provide for instructors.

The HCHD Employee Wellness Program promotes health and fitness education to employees by providing programs and activities developed and overseen by qualified fitness professionals.  Program director, Bianca Lopez, chose to incorporate dance class to give an alternative to the traditional athletic form of exercise.  The class also provides employees the opportunity to include their spouse in the activity as a dance partner.

The biggest thing is trying to offer something for everyone, said Lopez. Everybody really enjoys it, and they get to meet people from all over the district.

Employee, Nedra Sanford, is reaping health benefits by dancing to beat disease.

My daughter and I have lost 60 pounds together since weve started dancing, said Sanford.  Dance is the best kind of exercise.

Another active member of the HCHD Employee Wellness program, Arnold Agustin, has found more relaxation and enjoyment in his social life through dance class.

Its been good for my confidence, said Agustine.  Im a little bit shy.

Sonias World of Dance is a ballroom dance studio established in 2005.  The studio specializes in private, semi-private lessons and group classes.  It has contended rapport in the Houston wedding industry by choreographing father/daughter dances, the bride and grooms first dance, and other wedding dance traditions. Instructors are employed to teach a variety of styles including: SALSA, MERENGUE, CUMBIA, BACHATA, RUMBA, CHACHA, SAMBA, JIVE, JITTERBUG, TWO-STEP, POLKA, FOXTROT, WALTZ, TANGO, SWING, HIP-HOP, and STRIPAEROBICS. Sonias World of Dance welcomes students of all ages who are ready to let loose their dancing spirit.  The studio location is at 4150 Westheimer,Suite 100, Houston, TX 77027.