Two-Weekend Event October 16-18 and 23-25, 2020:

Now in its 10th year, Dancewave Through College and Beyond (DTCB) will be presented for the first time ever as a virtual event.

Proud to be one of very few college dance fairs responding to the COVID-19 crisis, Dancewave has adapted its professional networking event virtually, providing a web-based platform for its College Fair, coveted Auditions, education panels, workshops and more. Join up to 1000 attendees from across the world in our dynamic social distance event, and let DTCB be your guide on your college dance journey.

Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB) is a unique nationwide event, serving hundreds of high school students annually. Traditionally held on an NYC college campus, this inspiring event helps students fully explore college dance opportunities and to assist them in navigating the college admissions process. Providing a much-needed service to the dance industry and to high school students, DTCB offers talented young dancers the opportunity to connect with renowned faculty from colleges across the country.

Academically, high school juniors and seniors have perhaps been hit the hardest by COVID-19. Those committed to pursuing dance may feel more vulnerable than ever. DTCB remains steadfast as a trusted institution designed to empower and inform college-bound dancers with relevant skills that they need to succeed in college and in their exciting careers beyond.

Ready to join our transformative event? Scroll down to learn more about event details, and register through the buttons below:



Adelphi University* ○ Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance ○ Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California ○ University of Alabama* ○ AMDA College of the Performing Arts* ○ University of the Arts* ○ Belhaven University* ○ Boston Conservatory at Berklee ○ CalArts Dance* ○ Cornish College of the Arts* ○ Dean College* ○ DeSales University* ○ Drexel University* ○ East Carolina University* ○ Elon University ○ George Mason University* ○ Hussian College Los Angeles* (formerly known as the Studio School LA) ○ Hofstra University ○ Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance* ○ The Juilliard School ○ University of Hartford – The Hartt School ○ University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign* ○ Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory* ○ Kennesaw State University* ○ Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts* ○ Marymount Manhattan College ○ University of Memphis* ○ Mercyhurst University* ○ University of Michigan ○ Missouri State University* ○ Montclair State University* ○ Nazareth College* ○ The Ohio State University* ○ Pace University ○ Point Park University* ○ University of Roehampton, London* ○ Rowan University* ○ Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts ○ Sacred Heart University* ○ Slippery Rock University* ○ Springfield College* ○ University of South Florida ○ University of Southern California ○ Southern Methodist University* ○ State University of New York at Fredonia* ○ SUNY at Buffalo* ○ State University of New York, Potsdam ○ Temple University Boyer College of Music & Dance* ○ Texas A&M University Dance Program* ○ Towson University ○ Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance* ○ Virginia Commonwealth University* ○ Western Oregon University* ○ University of Wisconsin – Madison* ○ University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance*

*Indicates participation on DTCB 2020 Virtual Auditions Panel.



Our event’s biggest attraction, previously drawing students and families from across the country! DTCB’s auditions platform has sparked over $10 million dollars in college scholarship offers for DTCB auditionees over the past 10 years, while saving families time and hundreds of dollars in travel expenses and their college search process. This year, Dancewave works closely with up to 200 auditioning students to produce best possible quality pre-recorded audition video links featuring pre-set Ballet sequences, Modern/Improvisation choreography.



DTCB College Fair Zoom panels maximize airtime for up to 60 colleges over the two-weekend October event. Each registered Fair-eligible school will be represented in a 90-minute College Fair Zoom panel, with its own 30-minute private breakout room built into the session. In addition to the College Fair, schools will also receive a Virtual College Booth on our new DTCB website (launching July 6th), a one-stop-shop for families’ college search process. Virtual Booths serve as a backdrop for productive conversations between students, families and college representatives, and include the following key information: dance program details, website link, program/stage performance video and photo highlights, brochure link, contact information, and more valuable insights—all in one convenient central online hub available through May 7th, 2021.


Up to 60 colleges & universities recruiting in the Virtual College Fair ○ Brand new DTCB website featuring comprehensive Virtual College Booths and Digital Event Bag ○ Peer-to-Peer Panels ○ nearly 1000 attendees ○ Up to 200 auditioning high school seniors ○ Informational Workshops & Panels ○ Live virtual Movement classes and more!



$5 College Fair Passes available until October 15 or until slots sell out.

DTCB brings years of trusted relationships with college representatives to support students in their college admissions and auditions process. With college campus visits currently delayed, DTCB gives students valuable facetime with faculty and students from top schools, giving you the opportunity to share your talent and personality, and get your questions answered!

As a virtual event, DTCB 2020 has an expanded auditions capacity, with the ability to accept up to 200 auditioning seniors to its Virtual Auditions Database. Dancewave staff will work closely with auditionees to create quality video recordings of their movement in the weeks leading up to the event. More details coming soon!

Virtual College Fair Booths:

    • Organized college data on our new DTCB website – accessible exclusively for registered DTCB attendees until November 1st.

Virtual Auditions:

    • Auditionees record themselves performing pre-set Ballet and Modern/Improv choreography. Students have the option to submit an additional third video in a dance style of their choosing. Learn some video tips and tricks as Dancewave guides your virtual audition process!

Live Zoom Panels:

    Peer-to-Peer, Careers in Dance, Financial Aid for Parents, Building your 5-Year Portfolio Plan for Students, and more!


Only 60 DTCB colleges may participate in our live Virtual College Fair Zoom Panels, with 30 unique colleges featured over each of the two event weekends. Register today!

Virtual College Fair schedule includes:

    • ○ Friday: Virtual Event Orientation for College Representatives
    • ○ Saturday: One 90-minute College Fair Panel session for 2 reps from your school, with your own exclusive 30-minute breakout room built into the session
    • ○ Sunday: 60-minute Peer-to-Peer for one alumni or current student from your school

Virtual Website Booth:
Brand new event feature! DTCB’s new website launches early July, offering an expanded ability to promote colleges and dance programs through Virtual Booths. Click here to see a sample of our Virtual Booth.* Colleges provide basic marketing materials during their registration and checkout process. Each college package includes up to a 10-month “lease” on our site through their customized Virtual Booth, available for interested students to peruse through May 7th, 2021. Virtual Booths will remain exclusive for DTCB attendees until November 1st, when the site will be released to the general public. (*Website currently under construction – Formatting subject to change.)

Non-Event/Marketing Only Package option: Non-degree programs and colleges not able to participate in our October schedule of live Virtual College Fair panels may still purchase a Virtual Booth on our website, see the Virtual Booth Only Package for more details.

In the absence of live, in-person auditions this year, registered DTCB Audition Panelists will receive a password to view the DTCB Audition Database, accessible at your convenience. The Audition Database features senior headshots, resumes and audition video links of pre-designed Ballet and Modern choreography as well as Improvisation solos, all organized under our simple website login.

DTCB College Fair & Audition Panel is not available for Non-degree dance programs.
Please choose Virtual Booth Only Package at checkout.

Ask your questions: ○ 718.522.4696

List of Participating Schools in DTCB 2019

Adelphi University* ○ Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance ○ AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts* ○ Boston Conservatory at Berklee ○ CalArts Dance ○ Columbia College Chicago* ○ Cornish College of the Arts* ○ Dean College* ○ DeSales University * ○ Drexel University* ○ East Carolina University* ○ Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School ○ George Mason University* ○ Hofstra University ○ Hunter College* ○ Long Island University Post Campus* ○ Marymount Manhattan College ○ Middlebury College ○ Montclair State University* ○ Nazareth College* ○ New World School of the Arts* ○ NYU Tisch Institute of the Performing Arts ○ The Ohio State University* ○ Pace University ○ Peabody Conservatory* ○ Point Park University* ○ Queensborough Community College ○ Rider University ○ Rowan University* ○ Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts* ○ Sacred Heart University* ○ Springfield College* ○ Studio School* ○ SUNY Potsdam ○ SUNY Purchase College* ○ Temple University* ○ The Hartt School, University of Hartford* ○ The Juilliard School ○ Towson University* ○ University at Buffalo* ○ University of Cincinnati ○ University of the Arts* ○ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign* ○ University of Massachusetts Amherst* ○ University of Michigan ○ University of Roehampton, London* ○ University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance ○ University of Wisconsin-Madison* | *Indicates colleges previously on the Audition Panel

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