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

We are currently accepting applications for Dancewave Company! Dancewave welcomes new students to apply to join our Dancewave Company class and rehearsal process for Fall 2020 Semester. Students may submit a video application, performing any dance form they are trained in (no pre-set dance material will be provided). Please note, interested students must be able to attend all sessions during the Fall Semester (September 26, 2020 through January 16, 2021).

In addition to foundational knowledge of Ballet and Modern technique, Dancewave is looking for dancers who possess creativity, focus, passion, ability to work collaboratively, strong performance quality, adaptability, perseverance, and interest in arts activism.



Deadline to apply: September 14 at 11:59pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent no later than Monday, September 21.

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



    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

    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

    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.

    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