The Children & Youth Dance Theatre is a charitable dance studio founded in 1993 by Andrea Douglas. The Children and Youth Dance Theatre provides technical and performance dance training for under serviced children and youth throughout North York. CYDT based in the Black Creek, York University heights wards of Toronto, North York Region, where access to arts education and quality programming has been a challenge.
Andrea also worked as a freelance choreographer, staging performances for the Miss Guyana/Canada Pageant, the Miss Jamaica Pageant, the Miss Caribbean/Canada pageant, and the Applause Institute’s Annual Cotillion Ball.
Today Andrea continues to lead the Children and Youth Dance Theatre while engaging parents and mentoring youths in the arts. Andrea has built various arts education partnerships with schools as well as community organizations. Andrea is currently the resident choreographer with the Youth Development Program and Cotillion Ball.
Students at the Children and Youth Dance theatre have trained extensively in Toronto as well as internationally, representing as Canada’s ambassadors at Project Dance in the USA, International Festivals of Dance in Mexico, and Germany, the International Youth Dance Festival in Scotland; Dance and the Child International in Jamaica and most recently The Caribbean Festival of the Arts CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados in 2017. We are Canada’s Caribbean youth Dance ambassadors.