As we reflect on many bright moments and accomplishments during yet another historic years, there’s still work to be done for NYC youth.

Each November, Dancewave’s Fall Appeal calls on you, our beloved and resilient community, to uplift the positive youth development work we have in store. Our programming not only helps youth excel in higher education and careers in dance, but also prioritizes Social and Emotional Learning outcomes that correlate with personal wellbeing and positive self-image. In the aftermath of the pandemic, these outcomes are more important than ever for our community who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

This year, our Fall Appeal will will benefit two of our most powerful youth development initiatives which provide life-changing opportunities through individualized mentorship, professional networking, empowering programming and access to a diverse wealth of resources.

      • Dancewave Through College and Beyond Our signature career development and college fair event which has connected 10,000 students nationwide with over $13M in college scholarships. Students have the opportunity to connect with over 60 national and international top dance programs in a single event, fostering vital connections that help youth achieve their dreams in dance.
      • Youth Leadership Council A program which empowers NYC youth seeking to serve as agents of change, guiding participants as they carry out youth-designed and youth-led advocacy and service projects in their communities.

We count on you to make this work possible!

Today, we ask you to join us in our campaign to raise $25,000, providing 1,000 youth with barrier-free access to these transformative leadership and career development programs.

Investing in our community’s future is for everyone, and any amount makes an impact. Thank you for believing in our vision to make dance available to all populations, especially those who are denied access to dance education.