Be the Movement Sponsors

PYD is grateful to our BTM sponsors. Thank you to the following sponsors, to which our annual benefit would not be possible: Shipyard Brewing Company, Dandelion Catering, Casco Bay Movers, Common Dreams, Landing Real Estate, and Rising Tide Brewing Company, We hope you’ll join us on January 13th, 2018, for our student choreography show &…

The 6th Annual Exchange | X6

Dance Battles | Join Portland Youth Dance and Avant Dance & Event Center for the inspirational dance event, The Exchange! The 6th Annual Exchange is Saturday, February 10th, 2018. The fun starts at 1pm at Avant, located at 865 Spring Street in Westbrook, Maine. This event has become the place where studio and street dancers…

Free Dance Classes via PYD Outreach

Every Spring, Portland Youth Dance (partnering with Casco Bay Movers for use of dance studios) offers an Outreach program for kids and teens who cannot afford to dance. There is absolutely NO application, no tedious prep work, requirements to meet—just bring your young dancer in on Saturdays at 11:30 beginning in March (start date tba). This…

Thank you Benchmark!

PYD participates in Four-a-Cause. Representatives of Portland Youth Dance had a fantastic time at Benchmark Residential and Investment Real Estate’s annual holiday party. PYD was selected as one of four charities to be featured during the evening’s festivities. We are incredibly thankful for the exposure and fundraising opportunity. We shared the evening with 3 other fantastic charities: Special…

Welcoming Company & Crew Dancers

Congratulations to our new dancers for the 2017-18 season! We had a large turnout at auditions and we’re thrilled to welcome 35 new dancers (some returning, some brand new) to the Company and Crew of Portland Youth Dance—a youth dance nonprofit that holds residence at Casco Bay Movers, a large dance school in Portland, Maine….

Press Herald X5 Coverage

Dance Battles Feeling the Love | This year’s Exchange (X5) was a smashing success! PYD and Avant Dance & Event Center hosted this annual inspirational dance event on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Video and photographs are pouring in from several sources, including generous coverage from the Portland Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/12/hip-hop-for-all/ “Hundreds of hip hop dance fans…