After nearly 25 years in operation, Dancewave will open a brand new studio and community center, the New Dancewave Center at 182 4th Ave in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

The new 3,600 square foot Dancewave Center will triple Dancewave’s current size, expanding our programming capabilities for the future. Studio Joseph’s design converted the industrial space into a LEED-certified arts facility, complete with two dance studios that open to a performance space.

Join us to kick off a month-long celebration of this historic moment in Dancewave’s history.

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Grand Opening Events

12:00 – 4:00pm Block Party Celebration & Inaugural Event
The “main event” with free dance classes, school registrations discounts, prime studio rental slots, contests, giveaways, guest appearances, performances and more! Music and Master of Ceremonies Legendary Hip Hop DJ Chuck Chillout (WBLS)

12:00-12:30pm ○ Creative Movement Class Lead by Ella Rosewood | Ages 3-6 (In-Studio)
12:45-1:00pm ○ Live Performance African Dance | Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
1:00-1:45pm ○ Guest Class Gowanus Visions Movement Workshop with Artichoke Dance Company | Modern | Ages 12+
1:45-2:00pm ○ Live Performance Salsa | Brooklyn Prospect Charter School | Dancewave Public School Residency
2:00-2:45pm ○ Moving Together Salsa Class Lead by Stephanie Peña | Open to all ages
2:45-3:30pm ○ Moving Together African Dance Class Lead by Kameica Reid with Live Drummers | Open to all ages

Family-friendly games and activities outside all throughout the day.
In-Studio events do not allow shoes!

5:00 – 6:30pm Dancewave Students & Friends Evening Showcase
Featuring performances by Dancewave Companies I, II and III, Amazing Creatures Ensemble, Young Movers Ensemble, Young Performers Ballet Ensemble, Dancewave’s Youth Leadership Council, Adult Modern Company and Dancewave Alumni.
Tickets on sale now! Seating is limited – please purchase tickets in advance.


GO! Neighborhood Partners: CrossFit South Brooklyn (and Functional Rehab) ○ Park Life ○ Dirty Precious ○ Pediatrics at Degraw | New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital ○ SaveMor Digital Printing

Last day of Adult Classes at 45 4th Ave is Thursday, May 24th
Last day of Youth Classes at 45 4th Ave is Monday, May 13th
○ Adult Classes at 182 4th Ave will resume Sunday, June 9th ○

Last day of rentals at 45 4th Ave is Saturday, May 25th
○ First day of rentals at 182 4th Ave is Sunday, June 9th ○