Dancewave is thrilled to be building a dance and rehearsal space on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. A mixed commercial/residential area, Fourth Avenue is fast becoming an epicenter of cultural life in the Gowanus, Park Slope and Downtown Brooklyn area. The new building sits right at the corner of DeGraw Street and 4th Avenue nestled between a gas station and across from a vacant industrial building.
This studio space has recently been renovated with a brand new dance floor and mirrors and now available on rental basis. To learn more about renting this space, CLICK HERE.
LOOKING FORWARD INTO 2017: DANCEWAVE CAPITAL PROJECT
With DCA and DDC support, Dancewave is planning its first Capital Project, building a brand new community arts and culture center at 182 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. The new Dancewave Center will encompass 3,600 square feet — nearly three times the size of our current Center — and will act as a community hub offering dance training for all ages, affordable rehearsal space, community events, performances, professional development workshops and artist talks. The build out will feature two studios connected by a moveable wall that would allow for classes to occur simultaneously, and opens up to a performance space that can host 100 occupants. Renovations will include necessary building service upgrades to bring the space up to current building codes, installation of a central HVAC heating system, restrooms/dressing rooms, lighting grid and a sprung dance floor. Sound system, AV equipment, furniture for the lobby area, computers for office space, and lockers in thedressing rooms are also needed but not included in the scope of current funding.
The new Dancewave Center will allow us to expand current class offerings to meet demand, reduce reliance on outside studio rentals and create a new home that accommodates Dancewave’s growth and mission. Our goal is to develop a creative anchor that catalyzes economic investment and extends the BAM cultural district down Fourth Avenue. The project will increase the number of constituents served each year to well over 5,000 through increased classes and community performances, and serve 200 professional dancers by providing inexpensive performance and rehearsal space to the performing arts community. This project will serve the whole of NYC by providing affordable arts programming and cultural connectedness that strengthens the health and vibrancy of our community.
Our new space will allow us to reach greater numbers of youth and adults, providing more scholarships, low-cost rehearsal space for professional dancers/choreographers/companies, and serving as a cultural anchor in the burgeoning Gowanus/Downtown Brooklyn area.
DANCEWAVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
Since 2012, NYC has allocated a total of 2.4 million for our Capital Project, but delays in city planning coupled with additional costs (including LEED) to complete the project’s scope leaves us a million short of our goal. We continue to advocate to our local legislators and generous community members, and will make the New Dancewave Center a reality with your support!
Dancewave is blessed to be part of a wonderful, diverse community of families, businesses and non-profit partners, and we ask you to join us as we expand and strengthen our community ties and move into our new 182 4th Avenue home.
BECOME A DANCEWAVE DONOR today or contact Madelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.522.4696 to learn more about how you can help Dancewave transform lives through Dance!