Welcome to Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC), Ireland’s premiere contemporary youth-dance group that strives for excellence and high standards. The main aims of the DYDC are to offer talented young dancers an opportunity to participate in the creation, production and performance of contemporary dance works at the highest-level of expertise.
In particular, DYDC offers:
- Dance training through weekly classes throughout the year
- Local, national and international dance performances
- Choreographic opportunities
- Festival performances
- Guest teachers/choreographers
- Dance workshops
- International exchange programmes
- Personal development
Find out more about the PROGRAMME FOR 2010.
DYDC was initiated by DTI Artistic Directors Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick who approached then Company Member/dancer JJ Formento to lead a Youth Dance Company to be based at Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Centre for Dance. The Dublin Youth Dance Company was founded to give young people the opportunity to engage in training, creating and performing dance on an ongoing basis.
In the year 2000, JJ Formento formed a group and set up the foundations of DYDC.