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…

PYD Student Choreo Video

We put together a short video clip of the PYD Student Choreography Show that took place on February 4th, 2017. All choreography and performances by the PYD dancers. What a fantastic show!  

The PYD Dancers

Portland Youth Dance Company and Crew are pre-professional youth dance programs comprised of serious young dancers from the community at large. These talented, young individuals work tremendously hard in weekly dance rehearsals, backed up by serious dance training. They work with a variety of master instructors, perform in countless shows throughout the season, develop their…