Dancewave’s recent relocation to downtown Brooklyn changed its participant demographics—youth are now more ethnically and economically diverse, which has led to some conflict and disruption in communication. Dancewave also wants to formalize the education component of its program. HighScope Educational Research Foundation and a consultant with experience in intercultural communication will be hired to address these issues. Dancewave will develop a structured monthly discussion series to review choreography and technique and negotiate any conflicts. The series will be paired with an educational resource packet for youth. Staff will also be trained in conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation.
Dancewave wants to improve its Company I and II programs, in which 32 teen members train with professional guest choreographers and attend intensive rehearsals and dance classes.