Dancewave is the dance education nonprofit that focuses on the development of the whole person through a dance experience accessible to all. Our unique model combines rigorous training with artistic integrity, individual mentoring and leadership development in a focused and supportive environment. Dancewave Company Program graduates have a 100% college acceptance rate - a testament to the impact and life-enriching value of youth development through dance.


Dancewave Company is a year-long commitment. Company members are expected to attend all classes and rehearsals, as well as participate in performances, special events and Regroup sessions throughout the year. Click here to download the 2017-2018 Company Brochure.

2017-2018 DATES

Fall Semester: September 7-December 23 | Performance: Holiday Fiesta, December 9-10, 2017
Spring Semester: January 16-May 14 | Performance: Spring Celebration, May 18-20, 2018
Additional performances will be scheduled for companies throughout the year.

Dancewave Company I (DCI) | Annual Tuition: $4,100

Class Date & Time Location
DC I Ballet Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm Old First Church
Modern IV/V & Choreolab Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm Old First Church
Rehearsal Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00pm Gallim Dance
Rehearsal Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm Gallim Dance

Add'l Ballet Class Required

Company ballet classes give each group the chance to strengthen and build on their ballet technique as a collective. In the Modern/Choreolab classes, company members develop a more sophisticated approach and depth to their modern technique, which supports the work of renowned guest choreographers. Choreolab classes guide students in learning composition and choreographing their own pieces, both individually and in groups.

Dancewave Company II (DCII) | Annual Tuition: $3,400

Class Date & Time Location
DC II Modern Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm Union Street Dance
Rehearsal Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm Union Street Dance 
Rehearsal Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm Old First Church

Add'l Ballet Class Required

Dancewave Company III (DCIII) | Annual Tuition: $2,400

Class Date & Time Location
DC III Modern Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Union Street Dance
Rehearsal Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm Union Street Dance

Add'l Ballet Class Required


Annual tuition includes required classes, rehearsals, company Regroup sessions, performances, coach and artist mentorship, peer leadership opportunities, invitation to special events. Students who participate in more than one company or ensemble receive 25% off the additional annual tuition. Students who register for additional technique classes beyond their requirements receive 60% off the annual tuition of the addtitional classes.

Scholarship Opportunities

Dancewave envisions a world where, through access to the dance experience, youth become empowered individuals who contribute to the fabric of their communities... and beyond. Furthering this vision is Dancewave’s Scholarship Initiative, providing financial assistance to students committed to improving their lives through dance. Scholarships are both need and merit-based and require an application and audition.

Read more about Dancewave's scholarship initiatives here. Email to inquire about scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year.


All students must audition to be considered for a Dancewave Company. There is a $10 audition fee (waived for students already enrolled in Dancewave Summer Camps and Dance Intensives). Auditions take place in the summer each year.


Dancewave Companies enjoy a rich array of opportunities to experience exemplary works of art beginning with the opportunity to learn landmark pieces of modern choreography under the mentorship of leading choreographers.  

Past artists include: Kyle Abraham | Camille A. Brown | Jamal Jackson | David Dorfman | Bill T. Jones | Mark Morris | Paul Taylor | Andrea Miller | Larry Keigwin | Shen Wei and more!

Dancewave Companies are invited to perform in various events in New York City, and beyond!

Previous performance opportunities include: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Pocantico Rockefeller Estate | Joyce Theatre | DanceNOW Festival | PBS | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Jimmy Fallon Show

“It introduced me to more dance than I could even imagine. Dancewave changed the way I look and feel about dance, and pushed me to follow my own goals and dreams.” –Dancewave Company Alumna


60% off semester tuition for additional technique classes.
25% off annual tuition for a second Company or Ensemble.


Dancewave 45 4th Ave. (@ Dean St.), Brooklyn, NY 11217
Old First Church 729 Carroll Street (@ 7th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11217
Union Street Dance 725 Union Street (@ 5th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Gallim Dance 520 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238