SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE (SDI) | 10-16 year olds
August 14-18 & August 21-24

Dancewave’s Summer Dance Intensive is a focused training experience featuring diverse technique classes with renowned artists. Elective choices will include West African Dance, Hip Hop, Bhangra and Ballet Repertory. Auditions are required (see dates below). RSVP here.

Sample Full Day Schedule

10:00-11:30AM Ballet I & II
11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch
12:30-2:00PM Modern I & II
2:30-3:15PM Elective Classes
2:30-3:30PM Demitasse Cafe Showings
(featuring works in progress by emerging NYC choreographers) 
Wednesdays Only
3:30-4:30PM Elective Rehearsal
5:00-6:00PM Performance Fridays Only

Summer Dance Intensive is held at Old First Church, 729 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY 11217


BHANGRA ELECTIVE: Visshaal S Kanoi, aka Vish, is from the land of musicals - India. What started as a hobby at the age of 11 years, became a raging career in adulthood, with a massive fan following for his expertise in Bollywood dancing, Indo-Jazz, Fusion Hip Hop, along with the Indian folk dance styles like Bhangra and Garba. Vish was in some of the biggest events of India like the IIFA which is being held in New York this year. He has shared the stage with Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Susmita Sen to name a few and has also performed in international shows. He further honed his skills by training under the Doctor of Jazz, Mr. Frank Hatchett at Broadway Dance Center, New York. He was invited as a guest artist at CityDance Center, Washington DC, Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport Manhattan, Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago from 2009 onwards. Vish has been a favorite with Indian media with leading newspapers and magazines covering him, and it only got better when even The Washington Post covered his workshop in Washington DC, where he had Sasha Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama, as one of his students. His workshops are a unique blend of technique, fusion routines, and expressions of emotions culminating into a showcase/performance as the finale.

HIP HOP ELECTIVE: Rolanda Catapano is a natural born talent and has been dancing since a young age. She received her formal training from the Broadway Dance Center. From music videos with artists such as Shaggy and international artists, to showcases such as Carnival, Sybarite and Sirens After Dark, Rolanda's presence on the scene was meteoric. With her career blossoming exponentially she chose to continue training under her mentor La Jon Dantzler from the BDC program where she got the opportunity to become a part of his company: La' Fuerza. Parallel to this occurrence her West Indian background provided an instant attraction to the movement and style of Laure Courtellemont. Combining her background with the tools acquired from La Jon enabled her to become a member of Laure's company: Ragga Jam and transition into the role of her New York assistant within a short time span. With both La Jon and Laure nurturing her growth Rolanda plans to share her information with others teaching and dancing across the world.


WEST AFRICAN ELECTIVE: Will Brown began his dance journey at The University of Massachusetts where he earned his BFA in dance. Since then he’s performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Garth Fagan, Stefanie Battan Bland, Meredith Rainey, Zane Booker, Abdel Salaam and Augusto Soledade. Mr. Brown has taught workshops and master classes for the National High School Dance Festival in several cities and throughout the Northeast. His choreography has been presented through Mare Nostrum Elements NYC, Dixon Place, Toronto’s KasheDance Choregrapher’s showcase, Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Kun Yang Lin’s Inhale Series. He’s been a featured performer at the Florida Dance Festival, IABD Conferences in Philadelphia and St. Louis. In 2013 he was invited by Brazilian choreographer Augusto Soledade to be a soloist in the Viva Dança Festival, Bahia Brazil. Currently Mr. Brown resides in NYC where he is a dance artist with Company Stefanie Battan Bland and teaches at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and neighboring studios in Greater NY.


August 7-11: Featuring Nik Owens from David Dorfman Dance
August 14-18: Featuring Antonio Brown from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Dancewave’s Advanced Summer Dance Intensive is a focused training experience featuring rigorous technique classes with renowned artists Nik Owens, Antonio Brown and Caroline Fermin (Ballet). Join Dancewave for an immersive experience, including one-on-one college preparatory workshops and public performance opportunities. Auditions are required (see dates below). RSVP here.

Sample Full Day Schedule

10:00-11:30AM Ballet
11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch
12:30-2:00PM Modern Except Wednesdays
12:30-2:00PM College Preparation Workshop Wednesdays Only
2:30-4:30PM Repertory
5:00-6:00PM Performance Fridays Only

Advanced Summer Dance Intensive is held at Gallim Dance, 520 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238


Nik Owens is from Altadena, California where he began his movement experience with gymnastics at age three and continued at a competitive level until he was 19. He began dancing at Wesleyan University and graduated with a BA in Dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He's worked with Nicholas Leichter, Tania Isaac, Kyle Abraham and has performed works by Vanessa Tamburi, The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Mersiha Mesihovic’s CircuitDebris, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Abdul Latif's D2D/T. Nik currently dances with Raja Kelly's thefeath3rtheory, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Tiffany Mills Company, and David Dorfman Dance.
Photo by Stephanie Crousillat, courtesy of Helen Simoneau Danse

Antonio Brown, aka DJTONYMONKEY, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began his dance training at the Cleveland School of the Arts and received his BFA from The Juilliard School. Mr. Brown has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jose Limon, Jiri Kylian, Aszure Barton, Susan Marshall and Larry Keigwin to name a few and has worked with companies such as Malcolm Low/Formal Structure, Nilas Martins Dance Company, Sidra Bell Dance New York and Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Mr. Brown is the Artistic Director of Antonio Brown Dance, a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 2007 and performs with Gregory Dolbashin "The Dash Ensemble". Antonio is also a founding member of the Elephant Room Ensemble a multidisciplinary arts ensemble based in NYC. Mr Brown is grateful to share his gifts and talents with the world.

Caroline Fermin is a graduate of the Juilliard School with a BFA in dance. She is a founding member of Gallim Dance where she has danced the last six years and served as Education Chair for the last three.

She currently performs as a freelancer and teaches across the nation, working with nonprofits, schools, and groups of artists. She is a member of Artists Striving to End Poverty and runs a dance/theater program in the summers at Snow College.


Auditions will determine appropriate student placement in Dancewave’s Summer Intensives and can be used for Scholarship consideration. Auditions are held at Dancewave, 45 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

Advanced Summer Dance Intensive Audition Dates
(Can also be used for scholarship consideration)

June 19, 2017 5:00-6:30PM Modern Drop-in Class, $18 or class card
July 17, 2017 5:00-6:30PM Modern Drop-in Class, $18 or class card
July 31, 2017 5:00-6:30PM Modern Drop-in Class, $18 or class card


Summer Dance Intensive Audition Dates
(Can also be used for scholarship consideration)

June 22, 2017 6:00-7:00PM Modern Drop-in Class, $13 or class card
July 20, 2017 6:00-7:00PM Modern Drop-in Class, $13 or class card
August 3, 2017 6:00-7:00PM Modern Drop-in Class, $13 or class card

If you are unable to attend a scheduled audition, please contact


Schedule Hours 1 Week 2 Weeks
Half Day 10:00am-2:00pm $350 $635
Full Day 10:00am-4:30pm $675 $950

Dancers bring their own lunch. Snacks available for purchase.


  • NO REFUNDS are given unless programs are cancelled. Class credit ONLY.
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE $60 administrative fee is included in all tuition.
  • All programs have an enrollment minimum to run.
  • A $100 deposit is required to secure a spot in any program.


Dancewave: 45 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (auditions only)
Old First Church: 729 Carroll St. (@ 7th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11217
Gallim Dance: 520 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 111238