Current Programs

Upcoming dates and locations will be posted soon for the 2017-18 season of PYD. Check back!

Casco Bay Movers – Spring Outreach
March 18th, 2017 | 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 11:30 starting March 18th. The program will culminate in a performance at the Portland Youth Dance May Show on May 13th. Please note there will be no regular class on that date. Dancers will receive a free tee-shirt.

Mayo Street Arts – 10 Mayo St.
Fridays | 4:00-4:45pm

Ages 7-14

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



Riverton Boy & Girls Club – October – March

Fridays 4pm-5pm

In 2015, PYD student teachers launched a successful program 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. The 2016 program is being led by Kate Andreu and we are excited to have her on board!