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    182 4th Ave
    Zip Code:
    (718) 522-4696

    Founded in 1995 by Artistic/Executive Director Diane Jacobowitz, Dancewave’s unique model combines rigorous training with artistic integrity in a supportive environment. Students are mentored by accomplished dance professionals, which allows for personal growth as well as superior dance education. Dancers have the opportunity to join our pre-professional dance companies, where they gain technical proficiency and self-confidence through training, rehearsals and performances.

    Dancewave's mission is to provide access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming, we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation. Dancewave’s Culture Model creates an inclusive environment for all ages, abilities, sexual orientations, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.

    The Dancewave Culture Model is grounded in restorative and social-emotional learning practices and guided by the Young Artist Citizens focus, which is designed to empower students to lead, take ownership of their learning, and become active members of their learning community.

    Programs offered: Creative Movement (Drop-in), Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Ensemble & Company Programs, Summer Camps and Summer Intensives

    Dance classes held during Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May) and Summer (July-August) Sessions available in various styles for ages 2-18 yrs.


    Dancewave Center, 182 Fourth Ave. (@ Degraw St.)

    Old First Church, 729 Carroll St. (@ 7th Ave.)

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Jun-2020
    Subject:  Ballet classes online for almost 5 year old
    Comment:  I was really impressed with Dancewave and their transition to virtual classes. The teachers are amazing! I cannot recommend them enough.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 24-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Ballet classes for 4yo?
    Comment:  We really love ballet classes with Dancewave: https://dancewave.org/spring-classes/ Our daughter has been attending classes since she was 2 and they've been fantastic with all of our desired outcomes: confidence boost, learning some ballet basics, different learning environments, independence, etc. When our daughter started, she really struggled with transitioning into a new learning environment and the instructors were so patient with her and inviting (despite her wailing).
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Oct-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016-2017 Afterschool and Extracurricular Survey
    Comment:  Specific program name: BalletHeld: WeekendReview: We have 2 wonderful semesters of ballet. My daughter looked forward to her class each Saturday and came home with a knowledge of ballet vocabulary and dance moves. They are very informal. No fancy, expensive costumes for recitals. I think that is a plus. However, my daughter was upset that for both semesters her costume was very plain and other groups had sparkly tutus. Skills developed: Team building, communication skills, ballet specific vocabulary, confidenceWhat would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I would offer modern dance at the Old Fist Church location. Only ballet is offered at this location. If you ask my daughter, she will say she would like a fancier costume, like the other classes, had for the recitals.Age of child: 5Based on an experience from the 2016-2017 school year
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 03-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Review from Kids Birthday and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party Survey - 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 2Venue Review: We just used the space and didn't hire one of their teachers to do a dance/movement activity. The space was large and accommodating to our group. Reserving the space was easy, they provided tables and chairs.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 4, almost 5Review: The morning was dance, and the afternoon was art. At the end of the week, there was a dance performance that incorporated the art made. My daughter was the youngest there--most kids were 6--and she had a blast. The instructors were kind and fun, and the days were full of variety.What would you change about the program, if anything?
    Reviewed by
    On 28-Dec-2014
    Subject:  Hip Hop Dance Class for Boys
    Comment:  Dancewave on 4th ave and Dean has a hip hop class. They recently had a performance and I think half the class was boys, though my daughter's not in that class. There are also boys in their modern dance companies. You could ask them about a specific class I guess.
    Reviewed by
    On 07-Dec-2014
    Subject:  Re: Modern Dance Classes
    Comment:  Dancewave has great modern classes for kids this age and older. (And adults too actually). New classes start mid-January, but there is a Holiday Fiesta on Dec 6th that is open to the public and you could see some of the amazing dance companies, ages 7 to 17 yrs. The website has more details.(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  ISO Toddler dance classes
    Comment:  My kids are older than toddlers, but my two girls love Dancewave and I've heard other parents of young kids rave about the teachers and classes for toddlers.(July 2014)
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: high level dance class
    Comment:  I'd also like to recommend Dancewave which has great classes for 10 thru teen and has various Park Slope locations, depending on the class. The "highest-level" classes are the Companies, but those auditions are in September (4 levels: Young Mover's Ensemble (YME, then Dancewave Company levels known as DCI, DCII, and DCIII), which are Modern Dance, and also a Ballet focused Company). My daughter started with the regular classes at age 9 or 10, then was in YME at 12 and is now in DCIII. Really amazing teachers and work. My daughter loves it.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 11-Jun-2012
    Comment:  great teachers. and reasonable prices.(April 2012)