Current Programs

South Portland High School

Begins November  28th, 2017 | Tuesdays 2:45pm – 4 weeks
Location: South Portland High School

Please see Mrs. Keeler in room 207, Mrs. Zembsch in room 224 or the Maine office.

Riverton Boy & Girls Club

Begins October  20th, 2017 | Fridays 4-5pm
New location: Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio!

PYD student teachers launched a successful program in 2015 at the Riverton Boys & Girls Club. Each week they shared a high energy and funky dance class with young dancers in the Riverton Park Community. Dancers filmed a video to submit to a national contest. Beginning in the fall of 2017, we’re excited to bring the kids to Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio for the real deal experience.

Contact Tiffanie at the BGC for more info and registration.

Mayo Street Arts

Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm (ages 7-14)
Located at 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine

Session I: September 8 thru October13 (2017)
Session II: January 12 thru February 16 (2018)
Session III: March 9 thru April 13 (2018)

PYD student teachers and Outreach Director, Elizabeth Lau lead an ongoing hip hop class called Club Hip Hop on Friday afternoons at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine. Club Hip Hop is focused on reaching kids and teens in the East Bayside community. Currently students are also bused from Front Street study center. Club Hip Hop performs locally and at the Mayo Street Arts Center. Children ages 6-16 are welcome to attend these free classes year round. PYD has been collaborating with Mayo St. Arts for many years and the kids have become a part of the PYD family! Club Hip Hop performs in the PYD May Show, The Exchange & The Old Port Festival. For more info, pictures and video of Club Hip Hop check out their Facebook page.



Learning Works

East End, Ocean Ave, Presumpscot, Reiche, Hall, & Riverton Schools

PYD is thrilled to have an ongoing partnership with Learning Works for the fourth 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 March. The partnership consists of 1 weekly class at 6 locations for 12 weeks culminating in a show at  Casco Bay Movers. At the show, PYD Company members and Learning Works dancers perform for each other. FMI: email or


Casco Bay Movers – Spring Outreach

March 2017 (date tba) | Saturdays 11:30am – 12:30pm

Our Free Dance Class program is open to all kids and teens who can’t afford to dance. There is NO application or requirements to meet, just bring your young dancer in on Saturdays at 11:30am—next session to start in March of 2018.  Stay tuned for the exact date. The program will culminate in a performance at the Portland Youth Dance Spring Show. Please note there will be no regular class on that date. Dancers will receive a free tee-shirt.