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Nick Cian Blue
Dublin Youth Dance Company

“It takes an athlete to dance,

but an artist to be a dancer”

-Shanna La Fleur-

DYDC Performing AbunDance at the IYDF 2013

Welcome to Dublin Youth Dance Company!


Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is Ireland’s flagship contemporary Youth Dance Company (comprising three dance ensembles) which curates and hosts the annual Irish Youth Dance Festival (IYDF & Winter Gala), providing a national platform for Youth Dance with a growing international focus. Its vision is to cultivate distinct artistic voices through the creation and performance of transformative repertoire uniquely embodied by young artists.  DYDC offers young dancers multiple platforms and opportunities to train, perform, choreograph and participate in an inclusive and diverse environment. DYDC/IYDF provides pathways of high-quality pre vocational training and ensemble performance for young dancers/aspiring dance artists, led by professional choreographers and dance artists/teachers extending the range and deepening the experience of their dancer selves.  


The recent launch of it new Strategic Plan ‘A Time to Grow’ 2023-2027 represents a pivotal moment for DYDC as it step changes fully into a leadership role in contemporary youth dance in Ireland in terms of : pedagogy/  pre vocational dance training ; national and international festival/dance platforms/collaboration; equality, diversity and inclusion, and significant partnerships with both the professional contemporary dance sector which stands very strong in Ireland and is of mutual enrichment and local authority, educational, voluntary and cross sectoral collaborations. 

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DYDC in 2021


Join us in taking a look back at Dublin Youth Dance Company in 2021. 

It was a tough year for everyone but we were delighted to be able to get back to doing what we love.

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