On August 4, Dancewave’s top pre-professional company got a prestigious opportunity to perform at the beautiful Rockefeller estate at Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York. The Pocantico Center serves as a community center for programs, artist residencies and cultural events and provides performance space for artists selected by Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantees and NYC Arts organizations.

We are pleased to announce that Dancewave is a proud recipient of the Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Grant from Rockefeller Brothers Fund this year. In lieu of this grant, this is the first time that a pre-professional company was invited to perform on this platform. The performance was attended by about 70-80 distinguished guests and was held against the beautiful backdrop of the estate. The talented teens from Dancewave company performed three entirely different works by Modern renowned artists: ‘Canvas’ by Larry Keigwin, ‘Wonderland’ by Andrea Miller and ‘Pavement’ by Kyle Abraham.

We thank Wenting Sun, our in-house photographer for this event to donate her time in shooting this event.
See more photos by Todd Shapera here.


Its moments such as these that brings us immense pride and confidence to make our mission of transforming lives through dance become a reality. Your undying support and belief in Dancewave’s vision has got us this far. But we still have a long way to go. With Dancewave’s capital campaign underway, we need your support now more than ever.

Here are a few ways you can help:


Join us on Friday, August 14 at 4:30pm to watch our Advanced Intensive students perform their work with Stefanie Batten Bland at the LMCC Arts Center on Governors Island. The performance is open to public, so bring friends and family and support us by simply being there! MORE INFO HERE >>


Dancewave’s new home at 182 4th Avenue is set to finish in 2017. 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. Help us get there soon. DONATE NOW >>