Take a First Look at the Sleek Renovation of Gowanus Arts Hub Dancewave

A rendering of new studios in Dancewave’s soon-to-be-revamped space. Rendering via Studio Joseph


Nonprofit dance and youth development center Dancewave is embarking on an extensive renovation that will result in a new community arts and culture center at its current address at 182 4th Avenue in Gowanus, just blocks from Barclays Center.

Renovation of the space is set to kick off this December. Once complete, it will not only be almost three times the size of Dancewave’s current facilities, but will also serve as a hub for the community, offering all-ages dance training, rehearsal space, art shows and artist talks, among other events.

The space will be designed by Studio Joseph, the Manhattan-based firm responsible for the Museum of the City of New York’s “Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks” exhibit as well as the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s auditorium and the ongoing conversion of two historic Fort Greene buildings into rental units.

With the new space, Dancewave expects to increase its constituents to more than 5,000 annually, in addition to expanding its affordable arts programming and other cultural offerings.

Gowanus 4th Avenue

The current facade of Dancewave’s facility. Photo by Christopher Bride for Property Shark

Dancewave Studio Brooklyn

A rendering shows the revamped waiting area. Rendering via Studio Joseph

Dancewave Studio Brooklyn

The new Dancewave space’s reception area. Rendering via Studio Joseph

Dancewave Studio Brooklyn

Rendering via Studio Joseph

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