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 weekly technical training with their regional ‘Home Tutor’ during school term time. Intensive training is delivered by the full Artistic team and Guest artists during the half term breaks and the Summer holidays – this is a residential stay, with classes taking place at the DanceXchange studios.

Throughout the academic year students are mentored and given feedback about their progress on a 1:1 basis with the steering Committee and Artistic Team. Prospective students are invited to an open day and a two-stage audition process where the steering committee and artistic team will assess stamina, creativity, passion and potential to develop.  The support of parents and home tutors is important for the students’ development and ability to succeed once taking part in the programme.

Sampad are pleased to announce and welcome our new Artistic Assoicates for the Yuva Gati Centre for Advance Dance Training programme (CAT) 2018 –

Shane Shambhu
Mira Balchandran Gokul (Principle Artist)

Aakash Odedra
Sonia Sabri  (Principle Artist)

We are delighted to be working with such a fantastic team of artists on the Yuva Gati programme! The new associate artists and principle artists will be at the forefront of the programme, steering the CAT’s creative vision, whilst also working with and supporting our exceptional delivery artists around the UK. With our new artists, the Yuva Gati programme will continue to deliver outstanding training, mentorship and opportunites to young people who show extraordinary talent in dance.

Yuva Gati is an incredible opportunity to train and support young people in the development of their dance practice!

Keep your eyes peeled on our website for news and important dates coming up for the Yuva Gati CAT programme.