Applications for NAVADAL 2019 deadline extended!

Akademi open  NAVADAL 2019 applications


**NAVADAL 2019 applications deadline is extended on popular demand. Applicants can now submit their interests until 1 May 11:59pm.**

Akademi is partnering with One Dance UKImperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Yuva Gati to present NAVADAL at U.Dance 2019, the National Youth Dance Festival, at Southbank Centre.

Meaning ‘new shoots’ in Hindi, NAVADAL is Akademi’s biennial National South Asian Youth Dance Competition. It is an opportunity for young dancers to be recognised at an early stage in their career and is a catalyst for them to find new pathways into the dance sector.

The winners of the competition will get to perform at the prestigious Purcell Room in NAVADAL Rising Stars, an event specially curated by YUVA 2016 winner and BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist Vidya Patel. They will perform alongside four exceptional emerging artists of South Asian dance in the UK. Find out more, to apply and to book tickets.

The competition categories are:

Age 13 – 18 Solos
Age 19 – 25 Solos
Age 13 – 18 Groups
Age 19 – 25 Groups

NAVADAL forms a key part of Akademi’s work in developing professional pathways into the wider dance sector. Numerous participants have had the opportunity to progress into our artist development programmes and productions.

Apply to NAVADAL 2019

The NAVADAL Conpetition is open to students aged 13-25. Applications will close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019. To apply please read the application guidance thoroughly and then fill in the application form. Further questions please contact

Deadline: Wednesday 1 May, 11:59pm

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