Empowering, enlivening and transforming lives through dance!
Dancewave brings together a diverse community of young people through dance education and performance. We believe that dance provides a forum for meaningful, positive exchange between kids of all backgrounds and cultures. Since its inception in 1995 by Diane Jacobowitz, Artistic/Executive Director, Dancewave has created programs that are challenging and artistically substantial, and which address young people's needs for individual achievement and group identity. Our pre-professional dance education and performance training programs offer young people a rare combination of high-level artistic integrity, educational rigor, and nurturing support.
Dancewave Company (formerly Kids Company) is a dance troupe of teenagers, ages 12-18, selected by audition from all over New York City. This exceptional company provides a professional environment for young people that both challenges and encourages them to excel. The company works with internationally renowned American choreographers on groundbreaking work that expands the horizons of both the kids, and the modern dance world giving the kids an opportunity to understand and experience a diverse array of styles and artistic viewpoints.
Dancewave Company II, created in 2005, has allowed Dancewave to offer more performance opportunities to talented and dedicated youth. The company demands less rehearsal time and technical proficiency. Members are encouraged to develop their technique and performance skills and ultimately audition for Dancewave Company.
Young Movers Ensemble was created in 2007 for dancers ages 10-13 years. This ensemble offers a more progressive educational opportunity for younger students to move through our curriculum, and expose them to the works of professional artists.
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