Get to know Dancewave

At Dancewave, we think about dance as a vehicle for personal and communal transformation. We believe in youth empowerment, whole-person development, and a community-oriented dance experience accessible to all. Dancewave promotes a culture model that strives to subvert oppressive systems ingrained throughout the dance community and world at large.

get to know dancewave

Dancewave Culture Model - Informing all of our Initiatives

Our Culture Model is grounded in restorative practices and social-emotional learning (SEL). We help students better understand themselves in relation to others and larger systems by teaching participatory learning, decision-making, empathy, and self-expression through dance.

SCHOOL AT DANCEWAVE

Ages 3 - 18

We promote positive youth development through our year-round creative movement & technique classes, summer camps & intensives, and advocacy & service-based Youth Leadership Council.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL COMPANY

Ages 7 - 18

The Dancewave Company Program builds technical ability, artistic integrity, and leadership skills. Invited youth have the opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers in our socially conscious program.

COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP

Ages 16 - 18

Our annual career preparatory and college fair event, Dancewave Through College and Beyond, is designed to facilitate student success in higher education and careers in the arts.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Ages 3 - 103

Our signature arts education program provides high-quality dance programs to NYC schools, community centers, and senior centers. We also offer FREE all-ages community classes through our program Moving Together.

ARTIST SERVICES

Ages 18+

Engage a supportive community through our studio rentals and Class Share Program which connects adult class takers with local teaching artists.

CONTINUED EDUCATION

Ages 18+

Our Arts Educator Training develops and refines the skills necessary for inclusive, responsive, and developmentally appropriate teaching methods.