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.
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.
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.
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.
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.