Youth Dance In Action

Over the last 13 years Dance Ireland has been home to young dancers part of Irish National Youth Ballet, Dublin Youth Dance Company and Company B.

Each weekend, and often during school holidays, these aspiring dancers are in our DanceHouse studios working earnestly in class and rehearsals. 

Irish National Youth Ballet

This weekend (10-12 May), Irish National Youth Ballet takes to the Pavilion Theatre stage to perform their sping programme,  Snow White, Before the Bell rings and Moving On.
Forty of Ireland's best young ballet dancers will take to the stage accompanied by the Orchestra of INYB, with choreography by Stephen Brennan, Kilian O'Callaghan and Sarah Thornton.

INYB will be holding their annual auditions for the 2019-2020 season on 25 May for Juniors and Seniors, in our DanceHouse studios. Click HERE for more details. 

Read about some of the young dancers experiences HERE and HERE 

Dublin Youth Dance Company 

Young dancers  looking for development and performance opportunities may be interested in finding out more about international residencies, and DYDC programme, in collaboration with Dance Ireland and Draíocht Arts Centre. Young dancers partaking in the International Dance Residency will have the opportunity to perform at the Irish Youth Dance Festival2019, on Saturday 29th June at the Draíocht Arts Centre or Friday 5th July at Pavilion Theatre.

​Dancers will take class with:

Helen Wilson, Artistic Director of Rise Youth Dance Company, Bristol, UK.
Toni Bravo, Artistic Director Diverse Space Youth Dance theatre, Austin, Texas, US. Toni trained at the Royal Ballet and with Pina Bausch.

Click HERE for the full schedule and more information on opportunities with DYDC. 

Interested in being part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival? Find out more HERE and apply HERE