Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB) is a unique nationwide event, serving hundreds of high school students annually. Providing a much-needed service to the dance industry and to high school students, DTCB offers talented young dancers the opportunity to connect with renowned faculty from colleges across the country.

Traditionally held on an NYC college campus with nearly 1000 attendees, this inspiring event helps high school students fully explore college dance opportunities and to assist them in navigating the college admissions process. 

For 11 years, the DTCB audition has helped generate over $13 million in college scholarships for thousands of young dance recipients from around the world.

Student Registration is now open!

College Registration is now open!

Registration deadline is August 31, 2021

*Audition Panelists | New Schools added Weekly!

Ailey/Fordham University BFA Program in Dance ○ Adelphi University* ○ Belhaven University* ○ Cornish College of the Arts* ○ Dean College* ○ DeSales University* ○ Drexel University* ○ East Carolina University* ○ Elon University ○ Hofstra University ○ Hussian College – Los Angeles (formerly Studio School)* ○ Kennesaw State University* ○ Long Island University* ○ Marymount Manhattan ○ Montclair State University* ○ Northern School of Contemporary Dance ○ The Juilliard School ○ The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)* ○ Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University* ○ Point Park University* ○ Rider University ○ Sacred Heart University* ○ Salve Regina University* ○ State University of New York, Potsdam ○ Springfield College ○ Temple University – Boyer College of Music & Dance* ○ Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance* ○ University of Hartford ○ University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign* ○ University of the Arts* ○ University of Michigan ○ University of Wisconsin-Madison* ○ USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance ○ and more pending each week.

Final List of Schools will be announced by September 2021

55 in College Fair – *40 Audition Panelists

Adelphi University* ○ Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance ○ Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California ○ University of Alabama* ○ AMDA College of the Performing Arts* ○ University of the Arts* ○ Belhaven University* ○ Boston Conservatory at Berklee ○ CalArts Dance* ○ Cornish College of the Arts* ○ Dean College* ○ DeSales University* ○ Drexel University* ○ East Carolina University* ○ Elon University ○ George Mason University* ○ University of Hartford – The Hartt School ○ Hofstra University ○ Hussian College Los Angeles* (formerly known as the Studio School LA) ○ Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance* ○ University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign* ○ The Juilliard School ○ Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory* ○ Kennesaw State University* ○ Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts* ○ Marymount Manhattan College ○ University of Memphis* ○ Mercyhurst University* ○ University of Michigan ○ Missouri State University* ○ Montclair State University* ○ Nazareth College* ○ The Ohio State University* ○ Pace University ○ Point Park University* ○ University of Roehampton, London* ○ Rowan University* ○ Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts ○ Sacred Heart University* ○ Slippery Rock University* ○ Springfield College* ○ University of South Florida ○ University of Southern California ○ Southern Methodist University* ○ State University of New York at Fredonia* ○ SUNY at Buffalo* ○ State University of New York, Potsdam ○ Temple University Boyer College of Music & Dance* ○ Texas A&M University Dance Program* ○ Towson University ○ Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance* ○ University of Wisconsin – Madison* ○ University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance* ○ Virginia Commonwealth University* ○ Western Oregon University*


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“As a parent and a college counselor for a performing arts high school for over 25 years, I was impressed with the organization and use of technology to pull together this opportunity for dance students. My daughter and students gained a wealth of knowledge and had a wonderful experience. We will attend again. Joel Diamond, College Counselor, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Proud to be the only college fair to respond to the challenges of the 2020 health crisis, Dancewave adapted its coveted professional networking event to a virtual setting, providing a web-based platform for its College Fair, high demand Auditions, educational panels/workshops, live movement classes and more. 




Dancewave is committed to supporting our community by providing equitable program access to all. If the DTCB student registration price point proves prohibitive, please request financial support by clicking the link provided on the registration page and submit the form.

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.

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