Portland Youth Dance Company offers free beginning level dance classes to children based on financial need in the Greater Portland area. Each spring, Company Members teach a six week hip hop class,at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio in Portland, incorporating technique, stretching, musicality, and choreography. The program culminates in a performance for Outreach members.
The goal of the Outreach program is to provide young dancers with class and performance opportunity, regardless of financial status. In addition, it provides Company members with teaching and choreographic experience, and the ability to share an important part of their lives with others.
Portland Youth Dance Company has also worked with several organizations in the greater Portland area, including The Center for Grieving Children, STRIVE, Mayo Street Arts, East End Community School in collaboration with LearningWorks, and Boys and Girls Club of Portland.