DTCB 2019 Frequently Asked Questions


When and where does Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB) take place? DTCB takes place on October 5th & 6th at Hunter College Main Campus. The college fair, panels and workshops on October 5th take place in Hunter College’s West Building, located at 695 Park Avenue in New York, NY 10065, and the auditions and master classes on October 6th take place across the street at Thomas Hunter Hall.

What is Dancewave? Dancewave is a nonprofit dance education organization serving 6,000 youth and adult dancers each year. Founded in 1995, Dancewave offers pre-professional training opportunities to young dancers ages 7-18 through its Youth Company Program, as well as Summer Dance Intensives for students ages 13-20. The 3,600 sq foot Dancewave Center is located at 182 4th Avenue in the heart of the growing Gowanus community near downtown Brooklyn, NY. If you are local to the area or have time to stop by our dance and community center during your visit, please do!

What time do activities start and end October 5th and 6th? Check-in on Saturday begins as early as 9:00am. Saturday events run from approximately 9:30am-5:00pm, with a dinner break before the evening Showcase performance (ending at 8:30pm). Students auditioning on Sunday should plan to be on-site from 8:30am-3:30pm; non-auditioning students should plan to be on-site Sunday from 9:30am-3:30pm. See Tentative Event Schedule on the Student Registration page for more detailed interim information.

When will the list of auditioning colleges be announced? Dancewave will periodically update the list of confirmed colleges on the website leading up to the event. A final list of colleges attending and sitting on the audition panel will be released on September 16th.

Which airport is better, JFK or La Guardia? La Guardia airport is geographically closer to the event location in Midtown, however JFK is generally considered to be a larger airport with more reliable options for travelers.

Do you have hotel recommendations? Visit our Local Resources page for hotel and details on the event location and local ammenities.


Does one need to be a high school senior in order to attend the college audition, or are rising high school juniors eligible as well? Is there an age limit to audition? To be eligible to participate in DTCB auditions and scholarships opportunities, registered attendees must be a high school senior, recently graduated high school, or eligible to apply to college and professional programs for entry in Fall 2020.

Parent feedback has consistently suggested that all high schoolers interested in dance benefit from attending DTCB. The college fair, panels, workshops and peer-to-peer sessions are available to all students and offer new information, activities, presenters and teachers each year.

My student is only interested in the audition aspect of the event. Can they just attend the auditions on Sunday? Students must attend the College Fair on Saturday to be eligible to participate in the Sunday auditions. Any registered student who does not check-in during their assigned time slot on Saturday will lose their opportunity to audition and their slot will be transferred to a waitlisted student.

If my student auditions at DTCB for a school, are they allowed to audition for one of the schools again to double their chances? This is at the discretion of the colleges individually. If you are interested in auditioning for a college again, we encourage you to contact the college’s Dance department directly.


What is the cost to attend? Admission to the College Fair, Panels and Workshops are completely free! Students are encouraged to consider our Student Package PLUS ($75) which includes Dancewave’s integral College Guide, a Dancewave t-shirt and tote bag, plus lunch and tickets to the DTCB Showcase on Saturday for two. The Audition Package PLUS ($85) includes all of the above as well as the required Sunday audition fee. The above items are also available a-la-carte. See full list of price options and details on our Student Registration page.

My student will be taking the SAT on Saturday, October 5th. Can they still attend DTCB? There will be a late check-in opportunity after noon on Saturday to accommodate SAT students, however please note that students arriving in this group will miss one of the college preparedness workshops as a result. Email dtcb@dancewave.org at the time of your registration to notify DTCB staff of your late check-in preference so that you can be placed in the appropriate group for Saturday.

If we decide to not come, would we lose our registration fees? Correct; There are no refunds for non-arrivals.


How do I get tickets for the DTCB Showcase? Two Showcase tickets are included in the Student Package PLUS and Audition Package PLUS options. Showcase tickets are available for purchase both online as an a-la-carte item through the Student Registration portal and on-site during DTCB at the Hunter College West Building lobby. Tickets are not available at the door. Sales will end at 3pm at Hunter.

Does my student perform in the Showcase? The DTCB Showcase is a performance featuring choreographic works presented by a select group of colleges participating in DTCB 2019, designed to further illustrate the performing opportunities of college degree programs. DTCB Student attendees will not be participating or performing as part of the Showcase – they are encouraged to watch and see an array of college performances! Tickets to the showcase are included in PLUS packages or available a la carte during registration.


If my student is accepted to a college program based on their audition at DTCB, are they also automatically accepted into the college? No. Students who have been notified of acceptance to a college program or financial scholarship should contact the college’s admissions office directly to confirm and fulfill the college’s admissions requirements.

Does my student need to be accepted into the college academically first, before the school would consider or notify about a financial scholarship? It is at the discretion of the colleges individually to accept students to their program and make scholarship announcements to prospective students, even as a DTCB auditionee. Any student accepted to a college’s Dance department must also be accepted into the college to be able to attend the program. We encourage you to contact the college’s Dance department and admissions office directly.