YOUTH PROGRAMS

Dance is more than just physical movement.

At Dancewave, we cultivate participatory learning and decision-making, empathy and self-expression through dance. 

We train our teaching artists in community building, restorative practices, and Social Emotional Learning allowing students to create strong and meaningful connections with themselves, others, and larger systems.

OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS PRIORITIZE:

Whole Person Development

Art is a powerful tool in support of Social and Emotional development, building connections to peers, and understanding oneself in relationship to peers and communities. 

Creative Self-Expression

Students explore creativity and develop a unique personal voice through movement and art. Dance and art are used to express emotion and communicate ideas and concepts through the physical body and materials.

Connecting to Larger Systems

Dance and art are connected with other disciplines, and students draw connections between their art practice and larger systems, current events and emotional processing.

Individual + Collective Empowerment

Artistic practice is available to all bodies and ability levels, with emphasis on community, celebration and expression.

OUR COMMITMENT TO FREE AND FLEXIBLE TUITION

We recognize that too often, financial limitations tied to systemic inequities prevent people from accessing quality dance education. Dancewave seeks to disrupt these inequities through a new, tiered tuition system which will empower individuals to select the rate that best meets their unique needs. This new model also increases transparency surrounding Dancewave’s position as a nonprofit organization striving to balance shifting state and federal funding priorities and increasing operational costs with our commitment to providing equitable access. We believe that this model will help us to better live our values in deeper collaboration with our community. Join us!

Tier 1

Covers class operating costs including but not limited to: facility upkeep, teaching artists salary, administrative costs, and a donation to sustain our capacity to offer Tier 2 & 3 rates for students who need tuition support.


Tier 2

Covers class operating costs including but not limited to: facility upkeep, teaching artists salary, administrative costs.

To redeem this pricing use code Tier2Tuition at checkout

Tier 3

Does not cover class operating costs but is our restated commitment to equitable access to our programming. 

To redeem this pricing use code Tier3Tuition at checkout

Annual tuition rates are based on the number of classes per year, each weekday varies.
If Tier 3 rates are prohibitive, please fill out our brief Scholarship Application to receive additional tuition support.

2024-2025 SEASON SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 22

GREEN: Ages 3-6 | PURPLE: Ages 7-9 | PINK: Ages 10-12 | ORANGE: Ages 13-15 | BLUE: Ages 16-18 | GRAY: Company

MONDAY

CONTEMPORARY FUNDAMENTALS

4:00 - 4:45pm

CMC
REHEARSAL

4:45 - 5:30pm

COMMUNITY
WORKSHOP

5:45 - 7:15pm

TUESDAY

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
(AGES 5-6)

3:30 - 4:15pm

CONTEMPORARY
TECHNIQUE

4:30 - 5:30pm

YMC
REHEARSAL

5:30 - 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY

BALLET
FUNDAMENTALS

4:00 - 5:00pm

BALLET
TECHNIQUE

5:00 - 6:30pm

THURSDAY

BALLET
TECHNIQUE

4:30 - 5:45pm

BALLET
TECHNIQUE

5:45 - 7:15pm

SATURDAY

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
(AGES 3-4)

9:15 - 10:00am

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
(AGES 5-6)

10:00 - 10:45am

CONTEMPORARY
TECHNIQUE

11:00am - 12:30pm

DC I
REHEARSAL

12:30 - 2:00pm

CONTEMPORARY
TECHNIQUE

2:00 - 3:30pm

DC II
REHEARSAL

3:30 - 5:00pm