Portland Youth Dance, An Intensive Program for Dancers 10-18 Years

Portland Youth Dance Company & Crew auditioned dancers in early September and we are thrilled to welcome 28 new and returning dancers to PYD for the 2020/2021 season!

Recent performances:  Portland Youth Dance Company & Crew participated in Fall into Art at Collective Motion Arts Center on Saturday, October 17th.

Portland Youth Dance Companies and Crews performed in Casco Bay Movers’ virtual Holiday Show on Sunday, December 13th.

Portland Youth Dance Community Classes:

January 23rd, 2021  – February 20th, 2021 | Saturdays 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm | 8-16 Yrs Hip Hop with Elizabeth

11:40 am – 12:25 pm | 5-8 Yrs Creative Dance with Antoinette & Anna B.

Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Ave, Portland 

These classes are open to 5-16-year-olds.  Pre-registration is required via email to elizabeth@portlandyouthdance.com. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Facebook Event Page

About PYD:  Portland Youth Dance was founded in 1998, in recognition of the need to provide intermediate and advanced level young dancers with opportunity for performance without competition.  Portland Youth Dance is a non-profit organization housed in Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio.  PYD is comprised of four youth dance companies and crews and a community dance program.

Company:  For High Intermediate and Advanced Dancers, ages 12 & up, by audition.  The class requirement is a minimum of one ballet class, two additional technique classes such as modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, or tap per week at Casco Bay Movers or another studio. Rehearsals are held on Saturday’s, 12:30-4:30 pm, from September to June.

Company II:  For Intermediate Dancers, ages 10 & up, by audition.  The class requirement is a minimum of one ballet class and one additional technique class such as modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, or tap cat Casco Bay Movers or another studio.  Rehearsals are held on Saturdays, 12:30-2:30 pm, from September to June.

Crew:  For Intermediate and Advanced Hip Hop Dancers, ages 12 & up, by audition. The class recommendation is one hip hop class per week and one additional class such as freestyle hip hop, modern, jazz, contemporary, or tap Casco Bay Movers or at another studio. Rehearsals will be held on Fridays, 4-6 pm, from September to June.

Crew II:  For Intermediate and Advanced Hip Hop Dancers, ages 10 & up, by audition. The class recommendation is one hip hop class per week and one additional class such as freestyle hip hop, modern, jazz, contemporary, or tap Casco Bay Movers or at another studio. Rehearsals will be held on Fridays, 4-6 pm, from September to June.

Dancers in all companies work with guest choreographers, participate in community class programming, and perform in several shows throughout the year.  For more detailed information please visit Portland Youth Dance or email kate@portlandyouthdance.com.

Need-based scholarships are available and there is no fee to audition!

Casco Bay Movers and Portland Youth Dance do not discriminate by gender, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or creed.  This is expressed in equal opportunities for participation and involvement.  We believe in a diverse world and know that our community is stronger when our doors are open to all.