Laois Youth Dance Ensemble


Contemporary Youth Dance Company under the direction of Erica Pessanha Borges

Funded by Arts Council Ireland

Facilitating young people to create and produce contemporary dance works to a high standard of performance, through weekly workshops, annual showcases and attendance at renowned national and international events, such as Dublin Youth Dance Festival,  Project Dance Paris and Lisbon Dance Platform.

For those already attending dance classes in Co. Laois, joining the company will boost your confidence and  dance experience. We seek for young people who are passionate about dance, love to perform and have the commitment to make the most of this opportunity.

If you want to try it out before committing, come for a FREE trial. No experience required.

Info from LYDE artistic director 087-132 8852

Senior Group (Ages 14 – 18) Meets on Fridays, 5-8pm

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    • Hi Jena,
      Thanks for your message.
      It depends on what you like to dance.
      Our style of contemporary isn’t commercial as you may see in most TV programmes, but we’ve been having dancers who truly enjoyed the experience.
      Book a free trial with us in September so you can get to know us first before committing.
      Follow our LYDE Facebook and Instagram pages, you’ll have a clear idea of what we do there.
      Don’t hesitate to contact if you have any further questions.
      Erica Borges
      Phone number: 0871328852

  1. I’m a 14 year old girl with no prior dance experience (other than a hip hop thing I did for a few years although it wasn’t really hip hop) and an interest in ballet. I’m wondering if There are any beginner classes for people my age.

  2. Hi there,

    I am wondering whether my 9 year old niece can join you now, since May lets say, or it’s better to enroll in at the next term?


  3. Hi Shannon. On 19th of September will be the audition. It will consist of a workshop and interview. You don’t have to prepare any dance in particular for this. Just come along! I hope to see you there! Regards, Erica.

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