Oxford Youth Dance (OYD)

A Celebration of Young People’s Creativity! OYD offers a wide range of classes for young people of all ages.
Parent and Children’s classes: OYD U3’s (0-3) & 3-5yrs. OYD Children’s classes: 5-9 years. Youth groups: The Uthers 9-11 yrs and Slipstream 11-14yrs

OYD believes that dance is for everybody and celebrates young people’s individuality, creativity and love of dance. It works in a non-competitive environment and fees are kept at the lowest possible level.

OYD & Slipstream are run by Director Elly Crowther.

OYD offers a wide range of classes during term-time, for young people of all ages.

Oxford Youth Dance (3-12’s)
Saturday 9am-1pm

Slipstream Monday’s 5.30-7.30pm click Slipstream for link

Contact Elly Crowther




OYD was started in 1986 by Cecilia Macfarlane. Cecilia Macfarlane, an independent dance artist, started Oxford Youth Dance (OYD) in 1986. OYD is non-auditioned and is open to any young dancer. It began as Bloomin Arts (now Fusion) for children aged 5-9. The classes proved popular and increased in number. In 1991 the organization, inspired by Oxford Youth Theatre at Pegasus Theatre, was renamed Oxford Youth Dance. Performance is an integral part of the work and there have been twice-yearly performances at Pegasus Theatre in the Spring and Summer Terms. In 1996 OYD performed at the Oxford Playhouse, selling out two shows, and this has become a biennial event. All dancers have the opportunity to create and perform their own work, with direction by professional Oxford-based Dance artists.


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