Senator Montgomery’s Dancewave Bill (S6023/A7770) Passes the Senate

Senator Montgomery’s Dancewave Bill (S6023/A7770) Passes the Senate

Senator Montgomery speaks about the Dancewave Organization in Senate Session - 06/01/16

Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon celebrate the passage of S6023/A7770 which provides financing and construction of capital facilities assistance to Dancewave of Brooklyn. The legislation has passed both the Senate and the Assembly; and awaits consideration by Governor Cuomo.

Dancewave is a Brooklyn based non-profit dance organization that began in 1995 and has inspired students to express themselves by combining rigorous training and mentorship from dance professionals in a nurturing and noncompetitive environment. School enrollment has increased dramatically and larger space is needed. 

This Capital Project will allow for the building of a new community arts and cultural center at 182 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, which will offer affordable rehearsal space, community events, performances, and professional development workshops and artists talks. The new Dancewave Center will allow expansion of the current class offerings to meet demand and reduce reliance on outside studio rentals creating a new home that will accommodate Dancewave's growth and mission; providing affordable arts programming and cultural connectedness that strengthens the health and vibrancy of the community.

For more information about Dancewave, please visit http://www.dancewave.org/