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DYDC provides a platform for youth dance. It fulfills this mission with the following objectives:


  • To meet as a group on a regular, on-going basis, as an extra-curricular focus for young people who seek involvement in dance.

  • To create and perform new work and to provide young dancers and choreographers with opportunities to train, rehearse and perform.

  • To give young dancers professionally directed experiences to enhance their technical training, tap their creative and interpretative skills in choreography, and give opportunities for performing.

  • To enhance the arts environment in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown by participating in local, national and international festivals and events.

  • To host a national youth arts event in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown through its funding and directing the annual Irish Youth Dance Festival at the Pavilion Theatre.

  • To raise the profile of youth dance in Ireland at a local, national and international level.

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