Bedford Youth Performing Company was founded in 1996 to provide quality performing arts instruction and experience for youths in Bedford and the surrounding communities. In our Bedford, NH school, which features over 4,000 square feet of studio spaces, BYPC follows the tradition of Boston Conservatory and Julliard offering comprehensive programs in music, dance, and theatre for thousands of students in Southern New Hampshire and beyond.
Opportunities to Grow
BYPC offers professional quality performing arts opportunities for students studying dance, music, and theatre. Performing opportunities include recitals, musical theatre productions, cabarets, workshops, and community performances in New Hampshire, as well as performances on location at venues such as Walt Disney World, The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, cruise ships, and music festivals. Additionally, BYPC raises the bar by taking students to workshops in places like NYC to learn from Broadway’s brightest stars and bringing in top experts across various fields to be guest master teachers at our New Hampshire performing arts school.
A Preschool Starts
In 2003, BYPC opened Creative Kids Preschool, an arts integrated, New Hampshire state licensed preschool with a multi-aged program for children 3 to 6 years old and a 2-year-old preschool readiness program. Children learn naturally with an individualized curriculum respecting each child’s distinctive learning style and responding to their individual development needs in an environment rich with music, dance, and theatre at our Bedford, NH preschool.
In 2005, the Circle of Giving premiered completing the mission of BYPC by allowing our gifts to be shared with low-income families and special needs children through our innovative outreach and internship program. BYPC partners with Easter Seals, Manchester Child Health Services, Manchester School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Head Start of Manchester and Nashua, and others to provide programs and classes that reach hundreds of children each year who would not otherwise receive arts education. The Circle of Giving Outreach Programs are funded through private donors, grants, foundation, corporate sponsors, and BYPC in-kind donations. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to continue our mission, and we owe our supporters endless thanks for their shared beliefs in the importance and impact of art in children's lives.
BYPC is a member in good standing in a variety of national, state, and local professional organizations including the following:
How We Operate
BYPC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization managed by a board of directors. Generous financial and volunteer support from our community partners — local businesses, BYPC families, civic organizations, and charitable foundations — enable us to continue developing programs that best serve the needs of an ever growing student body. To learn about the grants, sponsors, donors, and advertisers provide funding for BYPC, please visit our supporters page. If you'd like to contribute to our organization and operations, please click below to learn more.