Irish Youth Dance Festival (IYDF) 2020 - Open Call for Dancers

November 27, 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office are looking for youth dance groups and companies from the locality interested in participating at the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020, to be presented at Draíocht on Saturday 27th June 2020.

This is Draíocht’s 2nd year to host this fantastic festival, which started in the year 2000, delivering exciting, highly physical and uplifting performances from a selection of up-and-coming Irish and International Youth Dance Companies. Each year, IYDF programmes masterclasses, workshops, informal showings and outdoor performances. If you are interested in presenting your group or company at the festival, please send an email to Artistic Director of the festival Mariam Ribon to with a digital link of the work intended for the festival or a previous work.

Criteria: No longer than 7 mins for group pieces. Up to 4 mins for solo work. Maximum of 15/18 dancers. Original dance choreography. Although the Irish Youth Dance Festival aims to develop contemporary dance, other dance styles will also be considered. Applications by email are free (no entry fee) and should be received by 30th April 2020 to


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