BRIDPORT's youth dance troupe is set to put on a live show for the first time in 18 months.

Bridport Youth Dance (BYD) and the BYD Street Dance Crew will be performing in a theatre for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

The BYD groups will be performing 'Spellbound' at the Electric Palace on Friday, September 24 alongside dancers from the Luminous Youth Company.

BYD last performed just days before the country went into lockdown at the end of March last year.

Spellbound will feature tap, contemporary and street dancing, together with BYD's short dance films created throughout the pandemic.

There will be two performances on the evening, one at 6pm and another at 8pm. The 6pm showing will feature 'The Dance Weavers - Emerging' - a short dance film which was selected to be shown at the 2021 U.Dance National Festival in July - followed by a performance of spellbound. Another film, entitled, 'The Dance Weavers - Freedom/Connection' will be shown at 8pm again followed by the live performance.

BYD was founded in 2001 by local dance teacher, choreographer and creative producer Nikki Northover. Spellbound is also a celebration of twenty years of Bridport Youth Dance established to inspire and encourage young people to dance as well as celebrating Nikki's thirty years of teaching and promoting dance and creative arts to young people.

The length of each performance will be one hour long and seating those in attendance will be sat in bubbles.

Tickets are available from the Bridport Tourist Information ticket line at 01308 242901 or from