Youth Spring Classes

Celebrating 25 Years of Innovative Dance Education in Brooklyn!

Dancewave provides a transformative dance experience for youth ages 2-18, bringing together compassionate expert teaching artists and open-hearted students in a brand new dance center in the heart of growing Gowanus, Brooklyn. A trailblazer in youth development best practices, Dancewave offers dance classes with a supportive Culture Model and emphasis on wellness and inclusivity. Learn more about the Dancewave Culture Model here. Questions? Email us: school@dancewave.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

○ Spring Registration open until January 27th. (class schedule below)
$10 Trial Classes available for drop-in January 9-27 Register for trial classes here
○ Creative Movement drop-ins on Tuesdays – Ages 2-3y: Details & Registration below

DANCEWAVE SCHOOL CLOSURES

Dancewave Youth Spring Classes will be cancelled the following days: January 20 ○ February 15-21 ○ April 9-18

CLASS STYLES & DESCRIPTIONS

Creative Movement ○ Ages 2-3
Creative Movement introduces toddlers to the world of dance through playful interaction. This class engages children ages 2-3 and their parent/caregiver with imaginative movement, music and rhythms, interactive games, and fun! Students socialize with other young dancers and bond with caregivers through tactile exploration and creative expression.

Modern ○ Ages 6-18 | Good for: Creativity ○ Spatial Awareness ○ Improvisation ○ Momentum ○ Strength
Modern technique begins with a focus on locomotor skills and group awareness through simple combinations, guided stretching and song. Modern Basics incorporates principles of Modern technique such as fall and recovery, suspense and release, and connecting breath with movement. Advancing into a more structured class environment, they learn to moderate their energy and group interactions through partnering and choreography exercises. This class is taken in comfortable clothes and barefoot.

Hip Hop ○ 6-13 | Good for: Creative Expression ○ Musicality ○ Body Awareness ○ Isolations ○ Coordination ○ Flow
Hip Hop is an engaging and energetic contemporary style well suited for dancers interested in music and rhythm. Starting with the basics principles of Hip Hop (breaking, popping, and locking) students are guided through stationary sequences with a focus on physical placement in space. Intermediate and advanced classes incorporate complex footwork, introduction to breakdance into more rigorous combinations, exploring a deeper level of coordination and confidence. Dancers wear comfortable street clothes and clean sneakers (must be wiped off before entering the studio).

Ballet ○ Ages 3-18 | Good for: Poise ○ Structured alignment ○ Flexibility ○ Strength ○ Artistry ○ Musicality
Ballet is an excellent foundational technique that can serve as a solid base to support a lifelong practice in dance. Creative Ballet classes develop creative expression through basic steps and positions, exploring high/low levels and rhythmic movement. Intermediate students delve deeper into the traditional ballet class structure and terminology, building longer sequences and phrase work. Advanced students refine positioning and detail through more complex movement sequences, leaps and turns. Ballet students wear leotard, tights, and ballet slippers.

Pointe ○ Ages 13-18 (Pre-pointe ○ Ages 11-13)
Pointe is the classical ballet technique of supporting dancers’ movement weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pre-Pointe is a required year of preparation for this process, providing ballet dancers ages 11-13 with exercises for supporting strength, conditioning and care of the foot and ankle. Pre-pointe is taken in flat ballet slippers, and Intermediate level dancers graduate to wearing pointe shoes after age 13 at the instructor’s discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training.

Youth Company Program ○ Ages 7-18
Is your child passionate about dance? Eager for more experience learning choreography? Consider joining our Youth Company Program, an immersive year-round training program that provides rehearsal and performing opportunities with renowned choreographers, and cultivates leadership and community among students at Dancewave. Click here to learn more!

Spring Semester Schedule: January 9-May 11, 2020

2-3 Year Olds  
Creative Movement Tuesday, 9:00-9:45am
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Hailey Kemp
Tuition: $320 | Single drop-in: $25

 
3-4 Year Olds  
Creative Ballet I Tuesday, 3:30-4:15pm
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Maddie Irmen
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Creative Ballet I Wednesday, 3:30-4:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Maddie Irmen
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester) 
Class filled!
Creative Ballet I Friday, 3:30-4:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Debbie Mausner
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
Creative Ballet I Saturday, 9:00-9:45am
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Katie Skinner
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Creative Ballet I Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Katie Skinner
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
Creative Ballet I Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Phoebe Ballard
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
5-6 Year Olds  
Creative Ballet II Tuesday, 4:30­-5:15pm
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Maddie Irmen
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Creative Ballet II Wednesday, 4:15­-5:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Maddie Irmen
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
Creative Ballet II Friday, 3:30­-4:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Raven Mcrae
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Creative Ballet II Saturday, 11:00-11:45am
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Katie Skinner
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
6-7 Year Olds  
Hip Hop Basics Monday, 3:30-4:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Kenny Smith
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Ballet Basics Friday, 4:15-5:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Debbie Mausner
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Modern Basics Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Annalee Traylor
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
7-9 Year Olds  
Hip Hop I Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Kameica Reid
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Ballet I Tuesday, 4:00-4:45pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Hailey Kemp
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
Modern I Saturday, 11:00-11:45am
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Phoebe Ballard
Tuition: $490 (Spring semester)
9-11 Year Olds  
Ballet II Friday, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Martha Chapman
Tuition: $520 (Spring semester)
Hip Hop II Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Kenny Smith
Tuition: $520 (Spring semester)
Modern II Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Annalee Traylor
11-13 Year Olds  
Hip Hop III Saturday, 12:00-1:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Kameica Reid
Tuition: $550 (Spring semester)
Pre-Pointe Monday, 5:30-6:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Martha Chapman
Contact us to register!
Ballet III Monday, 4:15-5:30pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Martha Chapman
Modern III Monday, 6:00-7:15pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Aria Roach
Tuition: $550 (Spring semester)
13-16 Year Olds  
Ballet IV Saturday, 1:15-2:45pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Annalee Traylor
Tuition: $580 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
Pointe IV Saturday, 2:45-3:30pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Annalee Traylor
Contact us to register!
Ballet/Modern IV Combo Tuesday, 5:15-7:45pm
Location: Old First Church | Teaching Artist: Caterina Rago
Tuition: $700 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
16-18 Year Olds  
Ballet V Thursday, 5:30-­7:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Paige Horton
Tuition: $580 (Spring semester)
Class filled!
Pointe V Thursday, 7:00­-8:00pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Paige Horton
Contact us to register!
Ballet/Modern V Combo Tuesday, 5:00­-7:30pm
Location: Dancewave | Teaching Artist: Marion Spencer
Tuition: $700 (Spring semester)

Photo by Kathryn Butler