2020/2021 Season Auditions September 12th – Pre-registration Required

Auditions for the 2020/2021 Season will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

New Audition Process for 2020:  Touchless application process, and small groups for in-studio auditions.

Dancers will be required to pre-register via Google Form* by Saturday, September 5th in order to reserve an audition time.  Auditions will be held between 1 – 5 pm on September 12.

On September 6, dancers and parents will receive an email with a specific half-hour-long audition time. Dancers should be prepared to learn a phrase and improvise/freestyle.

What if I want to audition but I can’t afford it?
You can apply here for the PYD Scholarship Application:   2020/2021 Sponsorship Application

The deadline for the 2020/21 Scholarship Application is Wednesday, September 16, 2020. and is contingent on acceptance into the Portland Youth Dance program. If you have questions please contact kate@portlandyouthdance.com.

About the groups:

PYD Company

The company focuses its work on Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz forms.  Dancers are required to take one Ballet class per week and additional technique classes.  Classes do not need to be taken at Portland Youth Dance’s home studio, Casco Bay Movers.

*Additional technique classes may include:  Modern, Jazz, Contemporary or Ballet.  Company dancers are encouraged to study urban styles such as Hip Hop and Tap, and Crew and Crew II dancers are encouraged to study technique classes in order to increase their depth of knowledge and experience.  Opportunities for working with the various companies within PYD are often presented to provide those proficient in multiple styles the chance to further hone their craft.  

Crew focuses its work around Hip Hop culture, education, and experience.  Dancers are required to take one Hip Hop technique class and one additional supporting class.  Classes do not need to be taken at Portland Youth Dance’s home studio, Casco Bay Movers.

All PYD members are expected to participate in community classes, community building, and fundraising. This supports our mission statement and is expected of all members. Performance, community classes, travel, and additional educational opportunities are offered to all members of PYD.