October 4th, 2019 – May 2019 | Fridays 4-5pm
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.learningworks.me
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.
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!
On various Fridays throughout the year the PYD team goes to STRIVE to work with the tweens.
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 on December 20th at the BGC holiday party.
Contact Sarah at the BGC Portland for more info and registration.
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.