Portland Youth Dance provides several scholarships each year for qualified applicants to take a dance class once a week throughout the school year at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, culminating with an end-of-the-year performance. Applications can be submitted from the community at large. Each scholarship is based on financial need, individual qualities, and professional recommendation, and is determined by the Board of Directors. Scholarships are awarded in August & December of each year. PYD is able to provide several scholarships to dancers in-need with the help of Casco Bay Movers and their incredible generosity.

The next deadline for Scholarships is December 1st, 2022.  Click here to apply online or download and print the scholarship application here.


Portland Youth Dance also provides scholarships for qualified PYD Company, Crew and PYD 2 members. Scholarships are granted each year to one or several individuals who have auditioned for and been accepted into Portland Youth Dance Company, Crew or PYD 2 and who meet financial and personal criteria. This is granted each September by the Board of Directors and covers full or partial dues and fees for PYD membership. You have the option to apply for both PYD tuition fees and a class at Casco Bay Movers if needed.

The application deadline is June 15th, 2023 for dancers accepted into the Portland Youth Dance program.

Click here to download and print the Scholarship Application for PYD Tuition Fees