Scholarship Opportunities

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 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.

Summer Dance Camp Scholarship for students ages 7-18 years. The deadline is April 30th, 2023. Download the application here. 

The deadline for 2023/2024 Season Scholarships is August 1st, 2023.  Click here to apply online or download the Scholarship & Sponsorship 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, 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. The sponsorship may cover the cost of a PYD required class, though is not guaranteed. The application deadline is June 15th, 2023 for dancers accepted into the Portland Youth Dance program.

Click here to apply online or download the Scholarship & Sponsorship Application here.

Monsters on the Move Foundation, Inc. is a national organization with a goal similar to that of Portland Youth Dance Company, to provide quality dance education based on financial need.

For more information, see Monsters on the Move.