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5:30pm-Midnight | The Green Building, 453 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY


As a non-profit dance education organization, our annual Gala is our largest fundraising event. Proceeds support the Dancewave Scholarship Initiative, providing dance education and training to NYC youth. Last year alone, Dancewave distributed over $50,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to deserving students!

Dancewave is thrilled to be honoring the following community memberswho are making a difference in our dancers' lives:

Wendy Whelan, Former Principal Dancer, NYC Ballet, and star of the recent award-winning documentary, Restless Creature
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founder and Visioning Partner, Urban Bush Women
Al Wiltshire, Former KeySpan Executive
Jo Anne Simon, New York State Assemblymember

Past honorees and presenters include Emmy award-winning choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Mia Michaels, American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland and Paloma Herrera, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Jimmy Van Bramer, and Stephen Levin.


5:30-6:30pm: *Admission for VIP Ticket Holders Only* VIP Cocktail Hour with this year's honorees, featuring DJ Felix Hernandez and a Scotch tasting
6:30-9:00pm: *General Admission Ticket Holders* Gala Program with performance of Urban Bush Women's "Walking with 'Trane"
9:00pm-Midnight: Gala After Party with DJ Jenny Doom

All tickets include access to Gala After Party

All General Admission & VIP ​Tickets purchased in bundles of 5 or more will receive 10% off the total purchase price

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