Yuva Gati


The Centre for Advanced Dance Training is the first in the country that offers high quality training in Kathak and Bharatanatyam. The Centre’s Yuva Gati (‘youth movement’) course is led by a partnership between Sampad and DanceXchange with funding from the Department of Education.

Yuva Gati is aimed at 11–18 year olds across the country with an exceptional talent in dance – you don’t necessarily need to have prior training in South Asian styles of dance, just the passion and determination to pursue a career in dance.

Students can specialise in either Bharatanatyam or Kathak, and will attend residential training during half term and summer holidays at the DanceXchange studios. They are also encouraged to undertake weekly training from a local dance provider to strengthen their practice and training. (A student bursary is available to help support this additional training).

As well as working closely with their subject leader in intensive training sessions, students also get the opportunity to collaborate with UK and international artists. The subject leaders for Yuva Gati are Sujata Banerjee for Kathak and Anusha Subramanyam for Bharatanatyam; both tutors bring in a wealth of experience and expertise.

Yuva Gati Audition dates for 2018 are:

Saturday 7 July 2018 – Bharatanatyam
Sunday 8 July 2018 – Kathak
Application forms can be downloaded from www.dancexchange.org.uk

For further details about the curriculum and how to apply for Yuva Gati, please visit www.dancexchange.org.uk

Watch highlights from the Yuva Gati Tutors’ CPD Day (May 2017) below!


The day featured talks from
Linda Saunders – Strategic Director of DanceXchange
Piali Ray OBE – Director of Sampad
Anusha Subramanyam – Director of Yuva Gati
Chris Stenton – Executive Director of People Dancing
Anita Srivastava – Yuva Gati Talent Identification and Outreach Manager / Independent Arts Manager and Consultant at New Dimension Arts.

Workshops included: Yoga with Anna Rowbottom, Natya Aerobics with Prajyoti Madhusudan, and Contemporary Techniques with Johnny Autin.