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.

2020-2021 YOUTH COMPANY AUDITIONS

Youth Companies and Ensembles audition in the Spring for upcoming year. Programs begin in the summer with our Summer Intensives, and culminate the following Spring with our annual Spring Celebration performance at LIU’s Kumble Theater in May. Youth Company and Ensemble students can count on several special opportunities and performances to happen in between!

Dancewave Company I (Ages 16-18):
○ Tuesday, March 3 – 6:00-7:30pm
○ Tuesday, April 28 – 6:00-7:30pm
○ Wednesday, June 10 – 5:30-6:30pm

Dancewave Company II (Ages 13-16):
○ Tuesday, March 3 – 6:00-7:30pm
○ Tuesday, April 28 – 6:00-7:30pm
○ Wednesday, June 10 – 4:30-5:30pm

Dancewave Company III (Ages 11-13):
○ Monday, March 2 – 6:00-7:15pm
○ Monday, April 27 – 6:00-7:15pm
○ Wednesday, June 10 – 4:30-5:30pm

Youth Modern Company (Ages 9-11):
○ Wednesday, March 4 – 5:00-6:00pm
○ Wednesday, April 29 – 5:00-6:00pm
○ Wednesday, July 15 – 4:00-4:45pm

Creative Modern Company (Ages 7-9):
○ Wednesday, March 4 – 4:00-4:45pm
○ Wednesday, April 29 – 4:00-4:45pm
○ Wednesday, July 15 – 5:00-6:00pm

Auditions take place at the Dancewave Center at 182 4th Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

COMPANIES & ENSEMBLE OVERVIEW

Youth Companies (Modern)

○ Dancewave Company I: Ages 16-18
○ Dancewave Company II: Ages 13-16
○ Youth Modern Company: Ages 9-11
○ Creative Modern Company: Ages 7-9

Ballet Ensemble

○ Ballet Ensemble I: Ages 16-18
○ Ballet Ensemble II: Ages 13-16
○ Ballet Prep Package: Ages 11-13
○ Youth Ballet Ensemble: Ages 9-11

Company and Ensemble Commitment

○ Both Companies and Ballet Ensembles participate in rehearsals and performance opportunities.
○ Auditions are held in Spring/Summer for the coming year
○ Participation is a year-long commitment
○ Annual Tuition: Annual tuition includes required classes, rehearsals, company Regroup sessions, performances, coach and artist mentorship, peer leadership opportunities, and invitation to special events.
○ Discounts available for additional technique classes or multiple company participation
○ Scholarships available (need-based)

Contact school@dancewave.org to add a Company or Ensemble to your current registration or for information on 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
December and May Dancewave performances | Winter Celebration in Park Slope ○ Spring Celebration at LIU’s Kumble Theatre
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

“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

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SPRING 2020 COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHERS & COACHES

Dancewave Company I (DCI) Choreographer: Bebe Miller
Bebe Miller has received four New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation and many others. She was a United States Artists Ford Fellow, received one of the first Doris Duke Artists Awards and a New York Live Arts’ 2013 David White Award, and was a 2015 Movement Research Honoree. A Distinguished Professor in Dance at The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Humanities from 2000–2016, Miller received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Ursinus College in 2009.
DCI Coaches: Rebecca Oviatt and Aria Roach
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Dancewave Company II (DCII)Choreographer: Maleek Washington
A native New Yorker from the Bronx, Maleek Washington is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. He began his dance training at Harlem School of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, and attended The Boston Conservatory on a full scholarship before beginning his professional career with CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC). While there he worked with Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Noeral, and as a SpringBoard Danse (Montreal) participant, Washington also worked with Jose Navas & Rubberband. Upon his return to New York City, Washington collaborated with McArthur Genius awardee, Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham.In.Motion for four seasons before becoming the first African-American male to perform in the critically acclaimed immersive show Punch Drunk’s Sleep No More. He has also performed for musical sensations, such as Sia, Phish & Rhianna for her immersive AntiDiary Campaign.
DCII Coach: Eboni Carter
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Youth Modern Company (YMC) Choreographer/Coach: Bethany Logan
Bethany Logan graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Dance & Choreography and a Minor in Psychology in May 2015. She is a Brooklyn-based teaching artist, dancer, choreographer, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. Logan currently dances with BABEL Movement, Josh Pacheco Dance Theatre, and Chris Ferris & Dancers. Her past performances include Olivia Dwyer Dance Projects, Marika Brussell, mad.plum movement, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, The Physical Plant, Sandra Kramerova & Artists, The Median Movement, and Doug Neilson. Logan is also the Artistic Director of Wild She Dances, a Brooklyn-based dance company. Her choreography has been performed throughout New York City, Ohio, Mumbai, India, and was selected for the American College Dance Association Gala Concert. She was also a 2019 Gibney POP Artist and one of twelve choreographers to be selected and receive scholarship for Doug Varone & Dancer’s DEVICES Choreographic Mentorship 2018 program.
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Creative Modern Company (CMC) Choreographer: Phoebe Ballard
Phoebe Ballard is a mover, maker, teacher, and writer returning to the east coast after an incredibly enriching stint living in Urbana, Illinois while earning her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A time filled with big moves and lots of laughs, she has had the privilege of performing in the works of Charli Brissey, Elise Frost, Sara Hook, Linda Lehovec, Jennifer Monson, Kendra Portier, Renee Wadleigh, and Abby Zbikowski. She has been nourished by continuing collaborations with her colleagues and has been empowered by the joy and gusto of the students she has had the opportunity to teach. Her choreographic practices have been founded in her love of improvisation and cemented in her proclivity for writing, a practice she believes has a physicality all its own. Through language, she seeks to develop a new way of seeing and making dance: filling notebooks and blog pages with streams of consciousness writing, then editing, editing, editing. Her process with movement is much the same: consciously and consistently prioritizing dance as a way of being together, as a way of becoming more fully human.
CMC Coach: Bethany Logan