Youth Spring Classes

SPRING REGISTRATION EXTENDED to February 26!
Includes Semester Registration, Company Program & Scholarships.

Deadline Extended: Pro-rated Semester registration.
○ Deadline Extended: Need-based scholarships available. Apply today.
○ Deadline Extended: Performance opportunities for Ages 7-18. Apply to join Dancewave Company.
○ Spring 2021 Virtual Classes will be held via Zoom
○ Waitlist Only: Limited In-Person Classes available this Spring. Email school@dancewave.org for more information.
○ Check our COVID-19 page for reopening updates and guidelines.


WHY DANCEWAVE?

The Dancewave CULTURE MODEL embraces inclusivity, equity and underscores the value of team and community building. We train our teaching artists annually to provide a supportive classroom environment for all students. Dancewave teaching artists and staff work closely together to invest in our young dancers’ social, emotional and overall wellbeing.


NEW REGISTRATION PLATFORM: SAWYER

  • Dancewave is using a new registration system, Sawyer! All of our registration options are available, now through a more streamlined and accessible platform.
  • All parent/guardians will be prompted to create their own Sawyer account login to register for classes, if you don’t already have an account.
  • Add your basic contact and payment information just once for quick and easy processing.
  • Choose from Semester or Drop-in class through the same link. Payment plans available for Semester registration.
  • Registration buttons in the Class Registration menu below will direct you to our Sawyer platform, or click on the Sawyer logo below to browse.

Please read guided instructions here regarding the new registration process.

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW REGISTRATION PLATFORM: SAWYER!

Spring Semester Dates: February 6, 2021 – June 7, 2021
Semester Registration NOW OPEN!

3-6 Year Olds
Storytelling Through Dance Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Teaching Artist: Natalie Stehly
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $375 ($25/class)
Join us for a fun and creative movement experience! Students are guided by a series of stories that engage their imagination and encourage a playful creative way of moving. Discover new movement connectivity, body awareness, and strengthen coordination. This improvisational approach to movement builds confidence in young dancers by performing movement of their own creation.
Creative Movement Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Teaching Artist: Phoebe Ballard
Location: Dancewave (In-person)
Tuition: $375 ($25/class)
WAITLIST ONLY! Email school@dancewave.org to be put on the waitlist. We hope to open another class if we get enough interest.
Creative Dance introduces class takers to the world of dance through playful prompts and guided explorations. Classes are highly imaginative and encourage creativity through engagement with props, sensations and sound. Students will practice various exercises that focus on coordination, improvisation, energy and composition. All class takers are encouraged to investigate their own way of moving in a structured and supportive environment.
7-9 Year Olds
Modern Fundamentals Mondays, 4:00­-4:45pm
Teaching Artist: Natalie Stehly
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $375 ($25/class)
A fun accessible Modern dance class for all levels! Modern for Kids introduces young dancers to the basic principles of modern dancing, suspension and release, floorwork and expression. Students are encouraged to explore principles of improvisation and choreography. Along with building strength and flexibility, students become familiar with rhythm, modern vocabulary and phrase work.
Ballet Fundamentals Wednesdays, 4:00­-4:45pm
Teaching Artist: Hailey Kemp
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $375 ($25/class)
An exciting ballet class open to all levels! Ballet for Kids introduces young dancers to the joys of ballet in an imaginative and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to use their creativity while learning the fundamentals of ballet. Along with building strength and poise, students become familiar with musicality and ballet phrase work.
9-11 Year Olds
Ballet Technique Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45pm
Teaching Artist: Maddie Warriner
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $400
Introducing students to a traditional ballet class structure, sequence and phrase work. Throughout this class, dancers will familiarize themselves with ballet terminology and proper alignment.
Modern Technique Thursdays, 4:15-5:15pm
Teaching Artist: TBD
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $400
Beginner/intermediate level Modern class focused on fundamentals of modern dance technique and choreography. Students explore improvisation techniques and basic choreography exercises.
11-13 Year Olds
Ballet Technique Fridays, 5:45-7:00pm
Teaching Artist: Martha Chapman
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $425
Intermediate class ideal for students that have taken at least 2 years of Ballet. Refining alignment, positioning, and incorporating more complex sequences.
Modern Technique Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm
Teaching Artist: TBD
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $425
Intermediate class ideal for students that have taken at least 1-2 years of Modern. Refining strength, release, groundedness, suspension and spatial awareness.
13-16 Year Olds
Ballet Technique Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm
Teaching Artist: Annalee Traylor
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $450
An intermediate/advanced class ideal for students that have taken at least 2 years of Ballet. Refining alignment within complex sequences with added focus on on jumps, turns.
Modern Technique Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm
Teaching Artist: Wendell Gray
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $450
An intermediate/advanced class ideal for students that have taken at least 2 years of Modern. Dancers encouraged to challenge themselves in learning complex modern phrase work, weight transfers, quick footwork and inversions.
16-18 Year Olds
Ballet Technique Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15pm
Teaching Artist: Paige Horton
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $450
An intermediate/advanced class ideal for students that have taken at least 3 years of Ballet. Refining alignment within complex sequences with added focus on on jumps, turns, and artistry.
Modern Technique Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am
Teaching Artist: GALLIM
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Tuition: $450
An intermediate/advanced class ideal for students that have taken at least 3 years of Modern. Dancers encouraged to challenge themselves in learning complex modern phrase work, weight transfers, quick footwork and inversions; explore embodied movement, choreography and improvisations.

SEMESTER REGISTRATION:
EXTENSION! Register by February 26 to join us for the full 15-week semester.

TRIAL CLASSES:
Take a Trial Class during the first week of our Spring Semester (February 6-12, 2021) for the Drop-in price listed. You can also apply this Trial Class toward a Semester Tuition plan.

DROP-IN CLASSES:
NEW THIS YEAR! You can now take a drop-in class at anytime throughout the Spring 2021 Semester (February 6 - June 7). Drop-in class prices vary by length of the class - please see the Youth Spring Class Schedule for prices, schedule and registration.

Looking for deeper artistic growth and professional mentorship? Apply to join Dancewave Company!
Application/Video Audition for Spring Semester Company Program are open through February 26 at 11:59pm EST.

Dancewave welcomes new students ages 7-18 to apply to join the Dancewave Company class and rehearsal process for Fall 2020 Semester. Company students work closely with renowned choreographers building up to a culminating Virtual Performance this semester. Application is by students' own video submission (no pre-set dance material is provided). Our proven effective training, based on the Dancewave Culture Model, provides young artists with leadership development, individual mentoring and restorative whole-person education. Dancewave Company Program students interested in pursuing dance after high school receive specialized college counseling from our teaching staff and our unique nationwide college event, Dancewave Through College & Beyond.

OUR PRICES:
We have lowered our semester pricing to promote the broadest possible access to dance for families during this challenging time.

DISCOUNTS:

  • Early Bird Discount: 5% when you register between January 4-16
  • Multi-class and Sibling Discounts: 10% off each additional class. Automatically generates in your cart during the checkout process.

Spring Semester Dates:
February 6, 2021 – June 7, 2021

No Dancewave Youth Classes on:

  • February 15-20 (Mon-Sat) - Midwinter Recess
  • March 29-April 3 (Mon-Sat) - Spring Recess
  • May 29-31 (Sat-Mon) - Memorial Day

Apply for Scholarship by February 26, 2021

Dancewave offers need-based scholarships to provide financial assistance to students and their families who are committed to the study of dance. Scholarships are awarded for semester-based classes, Youth Company Program, and Summer Dance programs.

In the Scholarship Application, you will need to indicate what classes your child is interested in, and upload a copy of your most recent tax return. Email school@dancewave.org when you have completed your online application. In cases where observation of the student is needed to determine placement and interest level, Dancewave will request a video submission (further details will be provided).

PLEASE NOTE:
Dancewave will continue to offer Youth Classes a virtual platform during the Spring Semester.* In the event that city and state COVID-19 restrictions ease, Dancewave is prepared to transition select technique classes and Company rehearsals to an in-person environment following all social distancing and health protocols.

*As an exception, Creative Movement for Ages 3-6 will be offered in-person at the Dancewave Center for a maximum of 8 students per class to ensure 10-ft social distancing.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for In-person Classes (Updated 12/21/2020)

PRIOR TO CLASS

  • Complete registration and payment online (we are not collecting payment in person at this time)
  • Complete a health questionnaire no more than 24 hours prior to attending class. This is required for all staff, teachers and students and will be sent via email upon registration.
  • Plan ahead, come prepared: Arrive in workout attire, dressing rooms are closed during this time
  • Bring your own water bottle, as water fountains are closed during this time (touch-free bottle refilling station is available)

UPON ARRIVAL

  • Face coverings are required to enter the building and must be worn at all times
  • Individual health screening will take place immediately upon arrival:
  • Pass a temperature check
  • Confirm that health questionnaire has been completed and approved
  • Complete the visitor log
  • Only students are allowed inside the building. Parents dropping off students will be asked to stay outside and return to the designated area for pick up when class is finished.
    Students are asked to proceed to the studio area, place belongings in the designated area in the studio, and claim a spot in class. Spots are pre-set and distanced at 10ft apart. (Younger students will be escorted by the teacher)
  • The lobby restrooms are available for use and will be disinfected in between uses.

AFTER CLASS

  • Students will be asked to collect their belongings and proceed out of the back door of the studio one at a time.
  • Parents picking up students: Please be present to the pick-up area (DeGraw Street) on time. There is limited space to wait for late arrivals and staff are scheduled to begin cleaning the studio immediately following class.