Dublin Youth Dance Company

Dublin Youth Dance Company

Not-For-Profit Information

Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is Ireland’s premiere contemporary youth-dance ensemble whose mission is to achieve 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 curates and produces Ireland's Annual Youth Dance festival in Dublin annually.


To enable young people’s creativity without fear of failure


Young people are inspired by dance to live confidently and creatively


To enable exceptional experiences for young people in dance and, by that example, to lead the development of youth dance in Ireland.

We achieve our mission by

  • working on an ongoing basis with an ensemble of talented dancers
  • introducing the best of professional dance practice and promoting artistic excellence
  • valuing the developmental process
  • creating a culture of freedom, security and camaraderie
  • creating opportunities for performance
  • producing the annual Irish Youth Dance Festival (IYDF) and other national fora for young people
  • enabling the National Youth Dance Network and other professional development activities
  • supporting the development of affiliate youth dance companies nationally

DYDC offers to young people:

Dance training through weekly classes  • Opportunities to Perform Locally, National and Internationally • Choreographic opportunities • Irish Youth Dance Festival Performances • Guest teachers/Choreographers • Workshops • International exchange programmes • Personal and Dance career development.


Number of paid employees: 
1-5 employees
Current board size: 
Annual turnover: 
€50,000 - €100,000
Not-for-Profit focus: 
Arts, Culture, Heritage, Science