WELCOME! At Dancewave, everyone is invited to dance! Dancewave provides access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming, we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation. Dancewave’s Culture Model creates an inclusive environment for all ages, abilities, sexual orientations, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. Scroll down or choose from our various class programs across all ages:
HOW TO ACCESS ONLINE CLASSES:
○ Participation in our online classes requires a device that has a camera and speaker○ Choose from one of our Online Class Programs below, and click on the registration button for the class you wish to attend○ Important: Attendees should complete registration no later than 30 minutes before class begins ○ Once you complete registration, you will receive a confirmation email○ 30-90 minutes before class begins, you will receive another email with an invitation link to a Zoom webinar○ Note: You will need to create a free basic Zoom account prior to joining the meeting○ Please join the Zoom link at least 5 minutes before class to allow time for you to set up your camera○ You’re ready to go!
Youth Classes Fall Semester: September 26-January 16
It’s not just dance class… it’s Dancewave Family. Dancewave teaching artists and staff work closely together to invest in our young dancers’ social, emotional and overall wellbeing. This Fall, we offer Virtual Classes for students ages 3-18 ranging from Creative Movement, Storytelling through Dance, and Ballet, Modern, and Hip Hop. New this season: Drop-ins! Not ready to sign up for the full semester? Take a single class, anytime. Drop-in during the first two weeks of the semester and you can switch to a semester plan up until October 9th. Scholarships available (Deadline September 14).
Fall Season Company openings for dancers ages 7-18!
Looking for deeper artistic growth and professional mentorship? Dancewave welcomes new students ages 7-18 to apply to join our Dancewave Company class and rehearsal process for Fall 2020 Semester. Application is by students’ own video submission (deadline September 14). Company dancers enjoy the benefits of pre-professional training with world renowned choreographers, coaching and mentorship, team building, leadership training, and a culminating Virtual Performance in early 2021.
Weekly Drop-in Adult Dance & Fitness Classes
CURRENTLY ON PAUSE – We plan to announce a new virtual schedule in September! Our weekly dance and fitness classes are accessible for all bodies, abilities and skill levels, our weekly classes are perfect for everyone from beginners to seasoned dancers looking to stay in shape. Our teaching artists are skilled creatives and choreographers who cultivate a personable, supportive and non-competitive community in class that you can depend on each week.
Free Online All-Ages Community Dance Classes
Dancewave periodically hosts free dance classes to the community (as funding and staff support allows). Moving Together classes are open to all ages, abilities and skill levels – currently via Facebook Live! Tune in anytime through our website video links (click the WATCH VIDEO button). Participants can make an (optional) donation to support this free program.
COVID-19 RELIEF RESOURCES:
Dancewave will continue to operate in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by the CDC and the NYC Department of Health, creating a culture of health and safety by taking preventative actions towards the spread of COVID-19. Check our COVID-19 updates for our latest reopening guidelines.
As an indoor, high-activity recreational facility, the Dancewave Center is not yet cleared to reopen to the public. Visit forward.ny.gov for up-to-date information about New York State Reopening Phases.