“It takes an athlete to dance,
but an artist to be a dancer”
-Shanna La Fleur-
Welcome to Dublin Youth Dance Company!
Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is Ireland’s premiere contemporary youth-dance group that continuously strives for excellence and high standards. Our main aim is to offer talented young dancers the opportunity to participate in the creation, production and performance of contemporary dance works to the highest-level of expertise.
DYDC offers • Dance training through weekly classes • Opportunities to Perform Locally, National and Internationally • Choreographic opportunities • Festival Performances • Guest teachers/Choreographers • Workshops • International exchange programmes • Personal and Dance career development.
We missed the Irish Youth Dance Festival this year and its many activities, International Residencies, Masterclasses, performances, getting together to celebrate dance and meeting other dancers. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy a wonderful IYDF in 2021!
However, we did not stop, we kept going and met each other online every Saturday and Sunday dancing in our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and gardens! We also participated in two wonderful DIGITAL PROJECTS:
Digital Dances produced by DYDC in April and May with members of the junior, transition and senior companies.
DANCING BY DISTANCE
Presented by Creative Ireland and created by Dance Ireland for Cruinniú na nÓg. Dancing by Distance featured over 35 young dancers, including members from DYDC, across different locations, styles and circumstances throughout Ireland, who each devised a dance solo.
Movement direction by choreographer Luke Murphy, a Dance Ireland Associate Artist, and original score by Michael Fleming and in collaboration with Invisible Thread Films. Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people and took place on Saturday 13 June 2020.
And now we are looking forward to getting back into the studio, it might be a bit different at first. Right now my priority is that safely we start dancing, building strength, technique and fulfill our passion for dance!
DYDC AUDITIONS for 2020/21
Auditions are online if you wish to become a member, please fill in the online
We are hoping to start soon, however we are waiting to hear the new Government Measures as they will impact the number of dancers we can have in the studio, there will be a waiting list for dancers that will not be invited due to these limitations.
Myself and the rest of the teachers are really looking forward to having you dancing again!
My very best,