We hope you’ll join us at Flatbread Company for Portland Youth Dance’s benefit night!
Date: April 10th (Tuesday)
Location: 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
Come to socialize, learn more about the organization, scholarship offerings, events, or just come for some great pizza! Flatbread Company will generously donate a portion of flatbread pizza sales. They will donate $3.50 for each large pizza sold, and $1.75 for each small pizza sold.
About Portland Youth Dance, CBM’s resident youth company: PYD was founded in 1998, in recognition of the need to provide intermediate and advanced level young dancers with opportunity for performance without competition. Over the years, PYD has developed and maintains a “No Star, All Star” philosophy. Dancers are offered opportunities in diverse styles of dance that challenge their abilities, while inviting their own creative process to emerge. It is our commitment to recognize that each dancer brings his or her own unique artistic integrity to the company. Each dancer not only feels valued, but is valued.
While most of the dancers spend hours per week perfecting their craft, PYD’s expectation is to be the best by allowing every dancer to exhibit their best self, not just as dancers, but as people. They are encouraged to reach out and support younger or less experienced dancers in both the PYD organization and in the greater dance community. They bring their talents into the community where they provide free dance classes through the PYD Outreach program, for kids who otherwise may not have the opportunity to take formal dance classes. PYD has discovered that there are great rewards to be gained from youth teaching youth. These dancers are giving, but are also getting the invaluable experiences of leadership, team building, and cultivating new friendships.