Youth Company Program

Dancewave Company Program is a rigorous dance training program that builds ability, artistic integrity, and leadership skills. Our dancers gain the opportunity to grow through an increasingly challenging program that incorporates modern and ballet technique classes, rehearsals with renowned choreographers, and a variety of performing opportunities. 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.

FALL 2020 COMPANY OPENINGS FOR DANCERS AGES 7-18

Dancewave is always seeking seasoned dancers who possess creativity, focus, passion, ability to work collaboratively, strong performance quality, adaptability, perseverance, and interest in arts activism to join our exciting Youth Company Program.

Our Fall 2020 Youth Company audition and application period is now closed, but a new application period will open for our Spring 2021 Semester. Please email us with inquiries and join our mailing list to receive the latest updates about our Spring 2021 Company Season!

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

A key part of being in the Company is often dancers’ favorite part: performance. All Company dancers participate in a culminating performance opportunity to cap off their rehearsal experience with a choreographer. While nothing can replace dancing together on stage, at this time Company dancers will exercise their creativity using dance and technology. Until COVID reopening guidelines allow us to re-enter the studio, Company dancers will still benefit from community connection, artistic development and research during their Zoom-based rehearsal and performance process.

Click the button below to view our 2020 Summer Celebration, Dancewave’s first-ever Virtual Performance!


Photo by Rebecca Oviatt
Dancewave Companies include:
Dancewave Company I – Ages 16-18
Dancewave Company II – Ages 13-16
Dancewave Company III – Ages 11-13
Youth Modern Company – Ages 9-11
Creative Modern Company – Ages 7-9


FALL 2020 COMPANY PACKAGE & COMMITMENT
WHAT’S NEW DUE TO COVID-19

  • VIRTUAL CLASSES & REHEARSALS Dancewave Company classes, rehearsals and regroups will take place virtually via Zoom for the Fall 2020 Semester. Please visit our COVID-19 page for updates about reopening.
  • SEMSTER COMMITMENT This year, Company Programs are offered as a semester long committment running September through January and February through May.
  • VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE Company students will culminate their rehearsal process with a Virtual Performance showing for friends and family via Zoom, with a video “premiere” distributed after.
  • PACKAGE & EXPECTATIONS Company Tuition includes required classes, rehearsals, company Regroup sessions, coaching and mentorship, peer leadership opportunities, and virtual performances. Students are expected to attend all of scheduled sessions.
  • EQUITY, ADVOCACY & WELLNESS Addressing the vital conversations happening in our current social climate, DCI & DCII students participate in an advanced adolescent Regroup helping students to build Equity, Advocacy and Wellness.
  • Contact school@dancewave.org for information about placement.

    DANCEWAVE COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work with leading choreographers! | Past artists include: Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, David Dorfman Dance, Jamal Jackson, Bill T. Jones, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Shen Wei, Yin Yue, Julia Ehrstrand, Mike Esperanza, José Limón Dance Company, Bebe Miller, and more
  • Regroups | An integral part of the Company program, Dancewave Regroups are meetings in which students, teaching artists and coaches cultivate a supportive community. Regroups generate dialogue about topics central to youth development, helping students to work through them alongside their dance practice.
  • December and May Dancewave performances | Winter Celebration in Park Slope ○ Spring Celebration at LIU’s Kumble Theatre (Suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Community performances throughout New York | Past performances include: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Pocantico Rockefeller Estate, Joyce Theatre, DanceNOW Festival, PBS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jimmy Fallon Show, Paul Taylor Youth Ensemble Showcase (Suspended due to COVID-19)
  • “It introduced me to more dance than I could even imagine. Dancewave changed the way I look and feel about dance, and pushing me to follow my own goals and dreams.” – Dancewave Company Alumna



    FALL 2020 COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHERS & COACHES

    Dancewave Company I (DCI) Choreographer: Loni Landon
    Loni Landon is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Movement Consultant based in New York City. In addition to creating dances for her own collective Loni Landon Dance Project, her work is commissioned by Dance Companies and Film Director’s across the country. Born and raised in New York City, Landon received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. While a student at the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Landon was a NFAA Young Arts Modern Dance Winner. After Juilliard, Landon performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. Read more

    DCI Coaches:Rebecca Oviatt and Aria Roach


    Dancewave Company II (DCII) Choreographer: Dedrick Lee Anthony
    A native New Yorker from the Bronx, Maleek Washington is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. He began his dance training at Dedrick Lee Anthony is an awarding winning choreographer and international teacher who resides in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of The Ailey School, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California and is a candidate for a Masters in Educational Leadership from Penn State University. Dedrick’s performance and choreography credits have been featured with recognizable brands that include ABC, Adidas, Barclays Center, Caesar’s Palace, Dance Magazine, Google, L’Oreal Paris Professionnel, NFL, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Radio City Music Hall, The Apollo Theatre and Vogue Italia. Read more

    DCII Coach: Eboni Carter


    Dancewave Company III (DCIII) Choreographer/Coach: Phoebe Ballard
    Phoebe Ballard is a Brooklyn-based movement artist hustling between different writing, administration, dance-making and teaching engagements throughout NYC and NJ. She is a teaching artist at Dancewave and a guest teaching artist in public schools throughout NYC and NJ- creating, experimenting, and (always) cracking bad jokes to bring each class together. Her choreographic work has been presented at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, WAXWorks at Triskelion Arts, Liberty Hall Dance Festival, Dancewave Café, Austin Dance Festival, and as part of Current: Take 3. Her writing has been published in Contact Quarterly and the popular blog, “Life as a Modern Dancer,” as well as on her own novice blog, ‘Sidewalk Chalk and Other Things.’ Read more


    Youth Modern Company (YMC) Choreographer/Coach: Aria Roach
    Aria Roach is a Vermont-raised, NYC-based dance artist. She holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) and Honors College (summa cum laude). As an undergraduate she spent a semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received a VCUarts Dean’s International Study Grant to travel to Vienna, Austria. During her time at VCUarts, Aria appeared in works by Martha Curtis, Autumn Waddell, and student works including Kara Robertson’s Amid, presented at American College Dance Association’s National Festival at the Kennedy Center. Read more


    Creative Modern Company (CMC) Choreographer/Coach: Katie Skinner
    Katie Skinner, born and raised in Brookfield, IL, is a performer, teaching artist, and dance maker based in Brooklyn. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Beth Gill, John Jasperse, Joanna Kotze, Nicholas Leichter, David Dorfman & Kendra Portier, Kayle and Company, Charlotte Adams Dance, Sean Thomas Boyt, and Caitlin Cullen Dance. Her most recent performance projects have been with Nattie Trogdon, Nikki and The Noise, and long-time collaborator Emily Climer. Read more