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In Collaboration with Cornish College of the Arts we’re offering a Summer Session in Seattle. Open to all students, join us for a day filled with masterclasses led by top-notch instructors, where you’ll refine your moves and showcase your talent.

This event will be an opportunity for college representatives to connect with aspiring dancers and artists who are eager to take their next steps toward higher education.

This exciting event packs all the punch of its NYC counterpart into a smaller, more intimate setting right in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. 


DTCB isn’t just about perfecting your pirouettes; it’s about defining your college experience. This is where you’ll shape the vision for your future – whether it’s exploring different dance styles, discovering potential majors, or envisioning the campus atmosphere that feels like home.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in up to 4 masterclasses of their choice – giving them an early insight into their potential future curriculum

Parents and guardians, we’ve got you covered too! Dive into informative sessions designed to provide invaluable insights into navigating this exciting journey alongside your aspiring dancer.

Italicized text indicates informational sessions for parents & guardians. Each masterclass block will consist of 3 classes.

Schedule subject to change.



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

If the DTCB student registration price point proves prohibitive, please submit THIS form.

*All tickets are non-refundable. Please see FAQ section below for more information.


FULL WEEKEND (Seniors only) $175
Includes: Access to the masterclasses, access to the networking event, virtual access to the NYC event (non-auditionee access), access to auditions

DAY 1 ACCESS (Underclassmen) $100
Access to the masterclasses, access to the networking event, virtual access to the NYC event (non-auditionee access)


Includes: Promotion of your Summer Intensive/summer program, ability to teach a masterclass, table at networking event, access to Summer Session Audition Students


  • Level Hotel
    • 110 Boren Ave N., Seattle, Washington 98109
    • Discounted rate available by using promo code "CORNISH."
  • citizenM Hotel
    • 201 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, Washington 98109
  • Kerry Hall - Cornish College of the Arts
    • 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102


Can I attend this event virtually?

No, all the sessions in the event are fully in person.

I see tickets are non-refundable. What if I purchased the wrong ticket or no longer want to participate?

If you no longer wish to participate, the ticket price will go towards our Pay-It -Forward program, Go Beyond Fund, or supporting our Brooklyn non profit organization, Dancewave. The same is applicable for any full refund inquiries regarding your registration fees.

If I participate in the DTCB Prepare- Summer Session 2024 auditions, will it count towards my application to the program?
  • Unless a school has stated otherwise, your DTCB audition will be considered your audition for that program. Keep in mind some schools require you to apply to both the school and department separately. Make sure you state which school(s) you are interested in at registration to ensure we inform the appropriate schools of your interest (you can select “ALL” if you would like to be considered for every school). You can still audition directly at the school if you would like but most audition panel schools will consider your DTCB audition for their program. 
  • The benefit of auditioning with DTCB is your ability to be seen by so many schools at once! 

IMPORTANT- the audition is only part of the application process. Most schools require you to directly apply to the college/university to be accepted.

I am on the waitlist for the In Person Auditions, when will I find out if I am accepted?

On June 25th, we will inform you of your waitlist status. You will have exactly one week to provide the correct information and confirm your spot.

I’m a student interested in studying Dance in higher education but am not a senior. Can I still attend/register?
  • Yes! We encourage underclassmen to attend DTCB as it’s a great way to build relationships with colleges/universities/dance programs before you have to audition. There are so many programs out there and by attending DTCB before your senior year, you’ll gain invaluable insights to prepare you for the application process. You’ll also be able to meet school representatives, ask pertinent questions and learn directly from industry professionals.
  • Your ticket option will be Prepare - underclassmen - $75.
Where can I find a list of participating schools?

The list of participating schools will be posted on this page no later than May 31, 2024. Schools registered as audition panelists will have an (*).

Will all DTCB Audition Panelist schools make program acceptances or scholarship consideration based on this audition?

Each program has different entrance requirements, many of them will consider this audition as acceptance to their program and offer scholarships based on the DTCB audition.

How will we know the results of the audition? When do schools make their decisions?
  • Schools will contract Auditionee candidates directly about scholarship offers and program acceptances after the 2024 audition has been completed. It is important to see what other requirements, ie. applying for the institution or program, are needed in addition to the audition.  

Dancewave is not involved in the decision making process for any school after the event and does not receive notification of students admission offers or scholarships. Dancewave is not responsible for any correspondence between candidates and school after the event closes.