Current Programs Summer 2022

Community Classes

PYD Community Dance at Casco Bay Movers

Saturday’s: July 2nd – August 6th  | Ages 7-12
Ballet with Kate 10:45am – 11:30am
Hip-Hop with Elizabeth 11:30am-12:15

Mayo Street Arts Club Hip Hop

RAD Program

Located at 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine

Since 2012, PYD student teachers and Community Dance Director, Elizabeth Lau led an ongoing hip hop class called Club Hip Hop on Friday afternoons at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Me. Club Hip Hop focuses on reaching kids and teens in the East Bayside community.  Currently, PYD’s teaching artist Veeva Banga and Marita Kennedy are splitting a residency at MSA teaching Hip Hop and West African dance forms. Here’s link to the 2019 performance at National Night Out. For more info, pictures and video of Club Hip Hop check out their Facebook page. You can see them performing at the Resurgam Festival June 12th and at MSA on June 18th.

Riverton Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday’s: February 1st – April 12th | 4-5pm
Location: BGC Riverton Park

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. In 2017, we were 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.

South Portland Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday’s:  March 12th – May 24th | 3:45-4:30pm
Location: South Portland BGC
Performing at PYD’s Annual Show May 12th at 7pm at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Contact Lee at the BGC for more info and registration.

Portland Boys & Girls Club

Wednesday’s:  April 13th – May 18th | 3-4pm
West African Dance with Marita from Embody the Rhythm
Location: Portland BGC
Performing at PYD’s Annual Show May 12th at 7pm at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Contact Jen at the BGC for more info and registration.

LearningWorks Portland

March 2nd – April 6th, 2022  

East End, Ocean Ave, Presumpscot, Reiche, Rowe, & Talbot Schools

PYD is thrilled to have an ongoing partnership with Learning Works for eight years strong. Learning Works students have the opportunity to dance with members of Portland Youth Dance Company as part of their after school programming. The partnership consists of 1 weekly class at 6 locations for 6 weeks culminating in a show.  FMI: email or

LearningWorks South Portland

January 13th – February 3rd, 2022  | Online Monday & Thursday 4:30pm

Kaler & Skillin Schools


The Root Cellar

Wednesday once a month 2021-2022
2 classes w/ Kristin and Declan
Location: The Root Cellar

Past offerings: 

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 





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.