Get to know Dancewave

Whether you’re new to Dancewave or a longtime friend, there’s always something new to learn about our bustling organization. Get to know more about Dancewave and our values HERE.

Despite the financial and physical challenges of COVID-19, we have expanded our programming and continued to respond to community needs. We invite you to learn more about our varied programs and offerings below, and drop us a line anytime to say hello or get involved.

                      

Dancewave's Programs and Initiatives Include:

PRE-PROFESSIONAL COMPANY

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.

SCHOOL AT DANCEWAVE

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

PUBLIC SCHOOL & SENIOR CENTER DANCE RESIDENCIES

Our signature arts education program provides high-quality dance programs to NYC schools, community centers and senior centers

DANCEWAVE THROUGH COLLEGE & BEYOND (DTCB)

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.

ADULT CLASSES & STUDIO RENTALS

Engage a supportive community through our studio rentals and Class Share Program which acts as a community hub for artists, educators, and young visionaries.

MOVING TOGETHER - FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES

We also offer FREE all-ages community classes through our program Moving Together which educates students on the cultural and historical significance of social dance styles ranging from Bollywood, Swing, Arabic Dance, Latin Dance, Modern/Contemporary and African dance styles.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Through an examination of youth-led historical movements, current events, and media influence, our Youth Leadership Council (YLC) has been integral to keeping social justice at the forefront of Dancewave’s impact. Dancewave holds space for youth to dialog, connect, and support each other as ambassadors of change and forward thinking. 

ARTS EDUCATOR TRAINING

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

Culture Model - Informing All of our Initiatives

Dancewave’s Culture Model is grounded in restorative practices and social and 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.