Current Programs – Summer 2021

Community Classes for Summer 2021

DEA Education Foundation at Casco Bay Movers*

Saturday’s: July 3-31st
Jazz 10:45-11:40am (ages 9-14) w/ Elizabeth
Hip hop 11:45-12:45pm (ages 9-14) w/ Elizabeth
* These classes require sign up via this link no exceptions

Portland Youth Dance Community Dance at Casco Bay Movers

Saturday’s July 3-31st
Hip hop 11:45-12:30pm (ages 5-8)
Thursday’s July 1st, July 8th, July 22, and July 29th
Teen Afrobeats 6-7 pm (ages 12-18) w/ Veeva Banga
PYD Community class registration for the 2 classes above can be registered for by emailing

Past offerings: 

Casco Bay Movers Community Classes

April 10th – May 15th, 2021 | Saturdays 11:45am – 12:30pm

6+ Yrs Hip Hop with Lucia  & Sofi from Hip Hop Crew

6+ Yrs Ballet with Anna T. & Selah from Company

Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Ave, Portland 

Above free classes are for 6-16 year-olds.  Classes are currently full. We hope to have more offerings in early summer. FMI email

Community Afro Dance Class for Teens/Adults

February 15th, 2021 | Monday 5:15 – 6:15pm

13+ Yrs Afro Dance with Leo Latagne

Registration here is required. Donations will go directly to continuing are free youth programs.

Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Ave, Portland 

Stay tuned for updates and check out our past offerings below!

Riverton Boys & Girls Club

October 2019 – March 2020 | Fridays 4-5 pm
Location: Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio

PYD launched a successful partnership in 2015 at the Riverton Boys & Girls Club with classes taking place in the Riverton Park Community Center. Dancers filmed a video to submit to a national contest. Since 2017, we’re excited to be bringing the Riverton Park BGC dancers to Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio.

Contact Tiffanie at the BGC for more info and registration.




East End, Ocean Ave, Presumpscot, Reiche, Rowe, & Riverton Schools & South Portland

PYD is thrilled to have an ongoing partnership with Learning Works for the sixth year in a row. Learning Works students have the opportunity to dance with members of Portland Youth Dance Company as part of their after school programming from January to April. The partnership consists of 1 weekly class at 6 locations for 12 weeks culminating in a show at  Ocean Avenue Elementary School, April 8th at 4pm. At the show, PYD Company members and Learning Works dancers perform for each other. FMI: email or


Spring Outreach – At Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio

March 7th – May 2nd, 2020 | Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm 

Location: 517 Forest Ave. Ste 6 – Portland, ME 04101

Our Free Dance Class program is open to all kids and teens who can’t afford to dance ages 6-17. There is no application or requirements to meet, just bring your dancer in on Saturdays at 11:30am.  The program will culminate in a performance at the Portland Youth Dance Spring Show on May 3, 2020.

Redbank Community Teen Center

October 1st – November 19th | Tuesdays 4-5pm 
Location: 95 MacArthur Circle West, South Portland, ME

PYD alumni Zoe K. is leading  this class for the second year in a row!

Contact: Whitney


On various Fridays throughout the year the PYD team goes to STRIVE to work with the tweens.

Portland Boys & Girls Club

October – December 2019  | Wednesday’s 3-4pm
Location: Portland Clubhouse

PYD alumni Emily McConnell volunteered at the Portland BGC in the 2017-18 school year in addition to her PYD outreach teaching hours at the Portland BGC. With her dedication to sharing her love of dance, a group of dancers were cultivated and the need to keep the class going was eminent. We are on our third consecutive year partnering with the Portland clubhouse! Dancers will be performing at the BGC holiday party.

Contact Sarah at the BGC Portland for more info and registration.

Mayo Street Arts

Summer 2020 – RAD Program
Located at 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine

PYD student teachers and Outreach Director, Elizabeth Lau led an ongoing hip hop class called Club Hip Hop on Friday afternoons at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine for 9 years. Club Hip Hop focused on reaching kids and teens in the East Bayside community.  Currently, PYD teaches dance as part of Mayo Street Arts’ RAD program (Reading, Art & Dance) in the summers months. Here’s link to their most recent performance at National Night Out. For more info, pictures and video of Club Hip Hop check out their Facebook page.