About Us

Laois Youth Dance Ensemble


ivided into 2 groups (Seniors: 14-24 years old; Juniors 9- 13 years old), LYDE facilitates 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 Irish Youth Dance Festival and Project Dance Paris .

Committed to engage young people with a professional dance experience, the Ensemble supports creativity and confidence, providing an inspiring learning environment for self-expression.

Since 2013 LYDE is hosting Laois Dance Platform under the support of Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office. Arts Council Ireland is the main funder of LDP. The event showcases an array of talented young dancers from across Ireland, alongside dance professionals.

Laois Youth Dance Ensemble aspiration is to generate a solid dance experience in the Midlands, increasing the understanding and appreciation for dance. If you’re passionate about dancing and want to try it out before committing, don’t miss out our Free trials throughout the year.  No experience required.

Call LYDE artistic director (Erica) 087-132 8852 for more information.

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements

will never do any harm to the world.”
― Voltaire