Dancewave 182: A peek into the future

Dancewave is thrilled to announce our first Capital Project, a brand new community arts & culture center at 182 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs & Department of Design & Construction. Construction on the new Center, designed by Studio Joseph, is projected to begin in 2017.

Architectural render of the New Dancewave Center at 182 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The New Dancewave Center will:

  • Develop a creative community anchor that catalyzes economic investment and extends the cultural district down Fourth Avenue.

  • Offer dance training for all ages, affordable rehearsal space, community events, performances, professional development workshops, artist talks and more! 

  • Expand current class offerings to meet demand, reduce reliance on outside studio rentals and create a new home that accommodates Dancewave’s growth and mission. 
  • Increase the number of constituents served each year to 5,000+ through increased classes and community performances. 
  • Serve 200+ professional dancers, choreographers and companies with low-cost rehearsal and performance space.

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Department of Design and Construction, the new Center, designed by Studio Joseph, will:

  • Encompass 3,600 square feet - nearly three times the size of our current Center. 
  • Feature two studios connected by a moveable wall allowing classes to occur simultaneously and opening into a performance space for 100 occupants. 
  • Include LEED certification, a central HVAC heating system, restrooms/dressing rooms, lighting grid, and a sprung dance floor. 
  • *Sound system, AV equipment, furniture for the lobby area, computers for office space, and lockers in the dressing rooms are still needed but not included in the scope of current funding.


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To date, NYC has allocated 2.7 million to this project, but delays in city planning coupled with additional costs (including LEED) leave us a million short of our goal. We continue to advocate to our local legislators and generous community supporters and we ASK YOUR SUPPORT to make the New Dancewave Center a reality! Questions/Press Inquiries please contact:


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