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Dancewave Kicks Off Expansion with Dancewave Gala 2019

Dancewave Kicks Off Expansion with Dancewave Gala 2019




The Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm




Dancewave Kicks Off Expansion with Dancewave Gala 2019

Dancewave’s annual fundraiser celebrates the New Dancewave Center opening

March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY - Dancewave Gala, one of Brooklyn’s premiere cultural events, brings together prominent individuals in the forefront of arts, education, politics, philanthropy, and business to recognize their achievements and contributions. This critical fundraiser supports Dancewave’s mission and the opening of the New Dancewave Center in June 2019, which will bring a much-needed hub for dance and community arts to the Gowanus neighborhood.

Dancewave Gala 2019 takes place on April 10, 2019 at The Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn from 6:00PM-10:00PM.

Dancewave’s mission prioritizes access to a supportive dance experience that embraces and encourages individuality and equips students with the life skills to unlock their full potential as people and helps build their social equity as community members. Support for this mission enables Dancewave to foster youth development through dance by bringing dance residencies into public schools, offering affordable dance classes, and providing teens with opportunities to learn and perform the work of world-renowned choreographers through pre-professional companies and ensembles. The expansion to the New Dancewave Center at 182 4th Avenue, allows those programs to continue to grow and Dancewave’s reach to increase.

Dancewave Gala 2019 honors Emmy Award Winning and Tony Nominated Choreographer,Josh Bergasse, NYC City Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs,Jimmy Van Bramer, Dance Department Chair at Hunter College and former Dean of the School of the Arts and Dean of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, Carol K. Walker, and President of XBR Construction, Peter Lambrakis. Their work is at the intersection of community, service and the arts and is a boon to the cultural fabric and access to the arts in New York City and beyond.

Past honorees and presenters have included former NYC Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan, award winning choreographer Camille A. Brown, dance advocate and founder of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Emmy Award winning choreographer and So You Think You Can Dancejudge Mia Michaels, American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copelandand Paloma Herrera, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Brad Lander, and Stephen Levinand New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery.

The evening’s festivities include performances by Dancewave Company I, performing work developed by choreographer Jessica Harris, and a solo performance by Dancewave Company alumna, Saya Baker.

Tickets are on sale for $200 and include an elegant sit down dinner, open bar, and entertainment. VIP tickets ($275) are limited and include an exclusive cocktail hour with an opportunity to engage with the Gala honorees.

For more information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit Dancewave.org/Gala or email events@dancewave.org.

Dancewave is the dance education nonprofit focusing on the development of the whole person through an accessible dance experience. Dancewave envisions a world where, through access to the dance experience, youth become empowered individuals who contribute to the fabric of their communities...and beyond. For more information visit www.dancewave.org.

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