Dancewave's Dancing Through College & Beyond (DTCB) is unique, exciting, and FREE annual event for high school students to explore college dance programs nationwide and meet one on one with college dance educators, alumni, and students.

Dancing Through College & Beyond (DTCB) is a one of a kind nationwide event, serving over 300 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, one-on-one, with renowned faculty and choreographers from colleges across the country, forming personal connections between the current generation of leading dance professionals and the next. This event helps students fully explore college dance opportunities and to assist them in navigating the college admissions process.
  • One-on-one conversations with representatives of over 50 college dance departments
  • Networking with current college dance students and alumni
  • Movement classes for students taught by distinguished college dance faculty
  • Panel discussions on financial aid and careers in dance
  • Peer-to-peer panel discussions
  • In-person college auditions for admission and scholarships
  • Evening reception and performance


DTCB is free for students and registration is required for students, parents and teachers. Register here

Auditions are open to high school seniors. Students interested in auditioning should bring a headshot and resume with a current GPA for each school they are interested in. There is a $10 audition fee (payable during registration). Auditions are currently wait-list only. Interested student should complete the registration, bring materials and they will be notified on Saturday during the College Fair.


Saturday, October 7

2:30pm Student check-in opens
3:30-5:30pm College Fair, Peer-to-Peer sessions
5:30-8:30pm Evening reception and showcase performances (tickets available during registration, $20 each)

Sunday, October 8

12:30pm Student check-in opens
2:00-2:45pm Careers in Dance panel discussion
3:00-5:00pm Audition (Group 1) | Injury Prevention, Movement Workshop (Groups 2, 3)
5:15-7:15pm Audition (Group 2) | Injury Prevention, Movement Workshop (Groups 1, 3)


Contact: Dancewave, dancingthroughcollege@dancewave.org | 718.522.4696

Location: 92Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Ave. (between 91st and 92st Sts.), New York, NY 10128


Colleges can register to participate in the college fair, audition panel and more. In addition, colleges can register to be considered for the Saturday evening Performance Showcase. Register here

DTCB 2016 was held on October 21-22 at 92 Y Harkness Dance Center and was its most successful yet, boasting nearly 300 registered students, over 45 participating colleges, 27 auditioning colleges, and 15 schools offering scholarship awards to their respective dance programs.

Read more about DTCB 2016 here >>
Read about DTCB 2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony here >>

Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned about DTCB 2017 >>

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.