Holiday PYD Fundraiser

December 7th at AURA!

We’re super excited for Portland Youth Dance to be featured in the Benchmark annual holiday event, Four-A-Cause. Portland Youth Dance was selected as one of four charities to be featured during the evening’s festivities. The other three charities are Special Olympics of Maine, Wayfinder Schools, and The Locker Project.


The lively 21+ holiday shindig will include live local entertainment, Dean Ford + The Keepsakes, as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


Four-A-Cause is open to the public, however, a donation of $20 is highly suggested. All proceeds will be split evenly among the four charities following the event.

You may secure your donation through purchasing a $20 ticket to the event through the Ticketmaster link below, by calling the Aura Box Office at 1-800-745-3000, or at the door the day of the event. A ticket also enters you into a raffle give away and allows you to use the “express” line into the event.

AURA | The Venue

Aura, a recently expanded and rebranded live music and restaurant facility, is located in the heart of downtown Portland. Formerly known as Asylum, the existing 1960s building footprint was expanded horizontally and vertically, doubling the concert occupancy to 1,000. The design includes a new accessible entry and elevator which services the basement, event spaces, stage, and new balcony level. Check out stunning photographs of Aura at

Parking can be found at the One City Center Parking Garage; entrances located at 23 Free Street or Monument Way, Portland, ME at the standard rate of $3/hour.

Parking meters are in effect from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the rate of  $1.25 per hour, with a 2 hour maximum.