• (718) 522-4696
  • dtcb@dancewave.org
  • Brooklyn, NY


Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB)

is Dancewave’s signature career development and college fair event. Students and their families have the opportunity to connect with over 60 national and international top dance programs in a single event, fostering vital connections that help youth achieve their dreams in dance.

Founded in 2011, DTCB remains steadfast as a trusted New York City institution designed to empower and inform college-bound dancers with relevant skills that they need to succeed in college and in their exciting careers beyond. We have proudly offered DTCB as a virtual and hybrid event since 2020.


VIRTUAL College Fair

Find the right program for YOU! Our college fair provides you the opportunity to learn about the unique qualities each school provides, ask questions, and network with college representatives.


DTCB’s biggest attraction! Our audition provides graduating seniors the opportunity to audition for up to 60 top dance programs all at once. At least 60% of schools will accept submissions through the DTCB audition.


Dancing together outside of the DTCB Auditions is an important part of our event! Upon registration, all participants are automatically enrolled in all Master Classes. Participants will be sent an RSVP to confirm attendance in the weeks leading up to the event.

Educational Panels

Designed to help you navigate the college admissions process, our panels cover everything from financial aid to careers in dance. Hear from industry professionals about how you can make the most out of your college experience.

Dancewave is committed to supporting our community by providing equitable access to all.

If the DTCB student registration price point proves prohibitive, please email dtcb@dancewave.org to request support.


Adelphi University Ailey/Fordham University BFA Program in DanceAlonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California AMDA College of the Performing Arts Belhaven University Boston Conservatory at Berklee CalArts Dance Cedar Crest College Columbia College Chicago Connecticut College Cornish College of the Arts CUNY – Hunter College CUNY – Lehman College Dean College Denison University DeSales University Drexel University East Carolina UniversityElon University Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School ● George Mason University School of Dance ● Goucher College ● Hobart and William Smith Colleges ● Hofstra University ● Hope College ● Hussian College – Los Angeles (formerly know as Studio School) ● Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance ● Kennesaw State University ● Kent State University-School of Theatre and Dance ● Long Island University ● Loyola Marymount University ● Marymount Manhattan ● Mercyhurst University ● Miami Dade College – New World School of the Arts ● Middlebury College ● Missouri State University ● Montclair State University ● Nazareth College ● New York University – Tisch ● Northern School of Contemporary Dance ● Ohio University ● Pace University ● Peabody Conservatory BFA Dance Department – Johns Hopkins University ● Point Park University ● Princeton ● Queensborough Community College ● Rider University ● Roehampton University ● Roger Williams University ● Rowan University ● Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts ● Sacred Heart University ● Salve Regina University ● Sarah Lawrence College ● Slippery Rock University ● Southeast Missouri State ● Southern Methodist University (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts ● Southern Utah University ● Springfield College ● State University of New York – Brockport ● State University of New York – Purchase ● State University of New York at Buffalo ● State University of New York at Fredonia ● State University of New York, Potsdam ● Temple University – Boyer College of Music & Dance ● Texas A&M University ● The Juilliard School ● The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) ● The Ohio State University ● The School of Toronto Dance Theatre ● Towson University ● Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance ● UNC Greensboro ● University of Alabama ● University of Cincinnati ● University of Hartford – The Hartt School ● University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign ● University of Maryland-School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies ● University of Massachusetts – Amherst ● University of Memphis ● University of Michigan ● University of South Florida, School of Theatre and Dance ● University of the Arts ● University of Wisconsin-Madison ● University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance ● USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance ● Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography ● Wayne State University – Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance ● West Virginia University ● Western Oregon University Dance Program


ABOUT DANCEWAVE: Located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn’s growing Gowanus neighborhood, Dancewave is a leading nonprofit organization providing dance education opportunities for 6,000 students of all ages annually across New York City’s five boroughs.

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

Visit us at dancewave.org.