Current Programs 2021-2022

Community Classes

PYD Community Dance at Casco Bay Movers

Saturday’s: January 15th – February 19th | 11:45-12:30pm
Hip Hop for Ages 6-16 Years
Saturday’s: March 12th – April 16th | 11:45-12:30pm
Saturday’s: May 7th – June 11th | 11:45-12:30pm

email: elizabeth@portlandyouthdance.com or Fill out Google Form Here to register

Riverton Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday’s: October 12th – November 23* | 4-5pm
Location: BGC Riverton Park
*Classes will resume January 2022 through May

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.
http://www.bgcmaine.org/riverton

South Portland Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday’s: November 9th – December 6th | 3:45-4:30pm
Location: South Portland BGC

Contact Lee at the BGC for more info and registration.

LearningWorks Portland

March 2nd – April 6th, 2022 | Days and Times TBD 

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

PYD is thrilled to have an ongoing partnership with Learning Works for the seventh 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 . The partnership consists of 1 weekly class at 6 locations for 6 weeks culminating in a show. At the show, PYD Company members and Learning Works dancers perform for each other. FMI: email elizabeth@portlandyouthdance.com or www.learningworks.me

LearningWorks South Portland

January 13th – February 3rd, 2022  | Days and Times TBD

Kaler & Skillin Schools

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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 

 

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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

STRIVE

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.
http://www.bgcmaine.org/portland

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.