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Dublin Youth Dance Company
DYDC Performing AbunDance at the IYDF 2013

“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.

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We are hiring !

Administrator (Part time)

Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is Ireland’s premiere contemporary youth-dance group which offers talented young dancers the opportunity to participate in the creation, production, and performance of contemporary dance works of the highest quality.  DYDC offers dance training, opportunities to perform and participate in festivals, workshops, international exchanges, personal and dance career development.

The Company is now seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Administrator.

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Administrator will support all aspects of DYDC’s annual programme of events.  The overall purpose of the role is to support the Artistic Director and the Board at administrative and operational level.  The Administrator will also play a key role in the financial management of DYDC.

Closing date: 12.00 noon, Monday 24th May.

To apply please submit a letter of interest and your CV by email only to:

This is a part-time position.  The role is open to applicants who are service providers and those who are interested in a half-time position as an Employee of DYDC. 

For more information click below



Hi everybody! 


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.


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 

Audition Form and email us ( a video link of a solo of between 1 minute and 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

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,

Mariam Ribón

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