New Wave Dance Youth and Community Development, Inc .provides youth with the opportunities to express themselves through dance and workshops providing quality dance instruction to youth in New York City. We cover a myriad of genres including instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Praise Dance and Majorette. Classes are offered on Saturdays from 9:30AM - 2PM.
Each child participates in a minimum of four classes per Saturday.
Each class is approximately 45 minutes long.
Students receive healthy snacks in between class sessions. New Wave is staffed with experienced dance instructors who are committed to teaching students the fundamentals of dance. Students develop physical fitness skills, confidence, self-esteem, and work ethic in a positive and safe environment.
We strive to equip youth with the confidence, skills, and tools to succeed in all aspects of life. We also want to encourage the youth to maintain healthy exercise and hygiene. According to the CDC, Nearly half of American youths aged 12-21 years are not vigorously active on a regular basis. About 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. Inactivity is more common among females (14%) than males (7%) and among black females (21%) than white females (12%). As a community organization we can help increase their level of activity by creating opportunities for physical activities that are enjoyable, that promote adolescents' and young adults' confidence in their ability to be physically active, and that involve friends, peers, and parents.
Our Mission is to mentor children and young adults by developing them to be strong individuals. Our goal is to provide them the skills to overcome the current obstacles they face in their lives through the art of dance.
is the president of New Wave dance youth and community development, Inc.
New Wave got it's name because of change. I selected the name "New Wave Dance" because I have been involved in many dance companies that were named after their founder. I did not want that to be my legacy, I was presenting something new. Something different. That was 2010. As the business grew and I began to serve more and more under privileged youth, I thought what if I include the youth that I am serving in the community. Hence, New Wave Dance Youth and Community Development.
I do this because I know that I can make a difference in the lives of these youth. I was given the opportunity when I was their age to be a part of something positive and rewarding. It helped me appreciate that someone other than my parents wanted more for me. As I got older and saw how dance inspired young people, I wanted to do the same for youth that were under me. I wanted to build their confidence, see them smile when they did well, teach them new techniques, give them a foundation and most of all let the know that I am here for them and I will not abandon them.