Intro to Dance for Ages 3.5 – 5 Years
January 6th – February 10th | 11:45am-12:30pm | Ages 3.5-5 years
Breakdancing for Ages 6-10 Years
Saturdays 11:15am – 12:15pm | January 6th – February 10th | Ages 6-10 years
Join Bboy Starstriker from the Pine State Breakerz and learn foundational breaking moves, including top rock, down rock, freezes, and more. This class is located at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Avenue, Ste 6, Portland, ME. Pre-registration is required and you can register here.
Danceability Workshops for Ages 6-10 Years
January 6th & February 10th | 12:30pm-1:30pm | January 6th & February 10th | Ages 6-10 years
We are proud to partner with area Boys & Girls Clubs and Mayo Street Arts. View our class offerings below!
South Portland Boys & Girls Club
Portland Boys & Girls Club
Riverton Boys & Girls Club
2023/24 Dates & Times TBD
Since 2012, PYD student teachers and Community Dance Director, Elizabeth Lau, led an ongoing hip hop class called Club Hip Hop at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Me. Club Hip Hop focuses on reaching kids and teens in the East Bayside community. During the 2021/2022 season, PYD’s teaching artists Veeva Banga and Marita Kennedy shared a residency at MSA, teaching Hip Hop and West African dance forms.
For more info, pictures, and videos of Club Hip Hop, check out their Facebook page!
Community Hip Hop
Saturdays 11:15am – 12pm | October 14th – December 9th | Ages 6-10 years
This class is located at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Ave. Ste 6 Portland, ME. Click the link here to register. Casco Bay Movers is the home dance studio for the Portland Youth Dance Company and many of our community classes. Portland Youth Dance Company members will be teaching the class. There is no cost to participate but donations are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org FMI.
A Portland Ballet & Portland Youth Dance Collaboration
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00 pm | September 6th – November 15th 2023 | Ages 7-12 years | FREE
This class is offered at Portland Ballet Studio. Click the link HERE to register
Community Ballet is a free group class for children ages 7-12. Funded by the Simmon’s Foundation, Portland Ballet and Portland Youth Dance have partnered to provide free beginner-level ballet classes to children in need in the Greater Portland area. Classes incorporate technique, stretching, musicality, and choreography.