Dancewave's Performance Ensembles are the stepping stones towards Dancewave Company membership, or in some cases, provide performance opportunities for dancers with less time to commit. Our young dancers learn through the joy of performance. Dancewave pre-professional youth ensembles offer an opportunity to explore various dance disciplines while introducing dancers to the structure of a more rigorous schedule of classes and rehearsals as they move through Dancewave's unique curriculum. 


Dancewave Ensembles is a year-long commitment. Ensemble members are expected to attend all classes and rehearsals, as well as participate in performances, special events and Regroup sessions throughout the year. 

2018-2019 DATES

Fall Semester: September 12-December 17 | Performance: Winter Celebration, Early December 2018
Spring Semester: January 11-May 13 | Performance: Spring Celebration, Mid-Late May 2019
Additional performances will be scheduled for ensembles throughout the year.

Young Performers Ballet Ensemble (YPBE) | Annual Tuition: $2,400

Class Date & Time Location
Ballet Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm Union Street Dance
Rehearsal Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm Union Street Dance

Add'l Class Required

Young Movers Ensemble (YME) | Annual Tuition: $2,100

Class Date & Time Location
YME Modern Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Dancewave
Rehearsal Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm Dancewave

Add'l Class Required

Amazing Creatures Ensemble (ACE) | Annual Tuition: $1,700

Class Date & Time Location
ACE Modern Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm Dancewave
Rehearsal Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm Dancewave


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 2018-2019 school year.


Ensemble auditions take place during summer drop-in classes. Email to schedule.


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


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
Union Street Dance 725 Union Street (@ 5th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11215