OUR MISSION

Dancewave provides all NYC youth access to a supportive dance experience that embraces and encourages individuality and equips students with the life skills to unlock their full potential as people and community members.
 

 

WHO WE ARE
 

Dancewave is the dance education nonprofit that focuses on the development of the whole person through a dance experience accessible to all. Our unique model combines rigorous training with artistic integrity, and access for all, in a supportive environment. Students are mentored by accomplished dance professionals, which allows for personal growth as well as superior dance education. Dancers have the opportunity to join our pre-professional dance companies, where they gain technical proficiency and self-confidence through training, rehearsals, and performances.
 

OUR PHILOSOPHY
 

Dancewave brings together a diverse community of young people through dance education and performance. We believe that dance provides a forum for meaningful, positive exchange between kids of all backgrounds and cultures. Since its inception in 1995 by Diane Jacobowitz, Artistic/Executive Director, Dancewave has created programs that are challenging and artistically substantial, and which address young people's needs for individual achievement and group identity. Our pre-professional dance education and performance training programs offer young people a rare combination of high-level artistic integrity, educational rigor, and nurturing support.
 

OUR VISION
 

Dancewave envisions a world where, through access to the dance experience, youth become empowered individuals who contribute to the fabric of their communities... and beyond.
 

OUR COMMUNITY
 

With a student population that reflects the full range of NYC's economic and cultural fabric, Dancewave offers young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn, create, and perform dance together. Dancewave's faculty consists of professional dancers with careers in local and national dance companies who provide rigorous instruction that helps young people explore their creativity, develop technique, build self-discipline, and strengthen leadership skills.
 

OUR STUDENTS
 

Here are a few hand-written testimonials of our currents company students, ages 7-18.

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GALA 2017
Join us at our annual Dancewave Gala. Purchase tickets and learn about donations and sponsorships here:

 
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Upcoming Events

 

April 2: Free Family Dance Series: Hip Hop Register

 

April 26: Dancewave Gala 2017 Tickets

 

Summer 2017: Registration is open for Dancewave's Summer programs! Learn more & Register

 

Our Supporters
 


Altman Foundation - Dancewave supporter