FREE Open Bharatanatyam Workshop with Yuva Gati (Centre for Advanced Dance Training)

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Join us on Saturday 24th February from 1-3pm for the chance to try the classical Indian dance style – Bharatanatyam for FREE, in this wonderful workshop for 11-18 year olds with Yuva Gati (Centre for Advanced Dance Training).

Yuva Gati is a unique national strand of the  Centre for Advanced Dance Training programme offering outstanding training in South Asian Classical dance forms of Kathak or Bharatanatyam. The training programme is designed for young people aged 11-18 years, living in England.                                                                                                               

Yuva Gati, Centre for Advanced Dance Training are offering Free Open Outreach Workshop to young dancers across England.

The aim of the scheme is to help identify talented children with exceptional potential, passion and commitment to dance.

•            Who should attend this workshop: 

Young dancers, preferably aged 11 to 16 years. Under 11 and over 16 years can also join the workshop. You don’t need to have prior dance training experience in Bharatanatyam to attend this workshop.          

•            What will you learn:

–             Bharatanatyam technique and components of creativity and games.

–             Workshop will be followed by presentation on Yuva Gati programme, how the training works for South Asian Dance strand. Parents and carers can also join the presentation.

•            Who will teach at the workshop

The workshop will be led by Yuva Gati Programme Director, Anusha Subramanyam. Anusha is a dance artist, teacher, choreographer and a dance movement therapist.

•            What the students should wear during the workshop:

You can wear Punjabi suits / salwar kurta/ Jog trousers / leggings and a loose top or a T-shirt. You will dance in bare feet.                                                   

•            How to book a place in the workshop?  


To book a free place in the workshop, e-mail Marianne Matusz or call 01274 303340.


Yuva Gati – Centre for Advanced Dance Training (CADT) is a part of the national initiative funded by The Department for Education through the Music and Dance Scheme. There are 12 Centres across England who provide training in Contemporary, Ballet, Circus Arts, South Asian Dance and Urban Dance. Find out more:

The West Midlands centre managed by DanceXchange in partnership with Sampad Arts in Birmingham is the only national strand in the country that provides training in South Asian dance forms of Kathak and Bharatanatyam, and trains students nationally. 

This exciting and challenging programme gives students access to high quality specialist dance training whilst still attending mainstream education. Yuva Gati graduates have continued with further professional engagement in dance, joining Sadler’s Wells prestigious National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), winning the category finals of the BBC Young Dancer 2015.              

Recruitment of students is done through two stage audition process. The Stage 1 Auditions are held regionally and open to all talented dance students who are aged between 11 to 16 years and are passionate about learning Kathak or Bharatanatyam. 

Stage 2 Audition is a national audition held at DanceXchange in Birmingham. Only those who are successful in Stage 1 audition or are selected through open outreach workshops are invited to the Stage 2 auditions.

The Music and Dance scheme offers full or part means tested bursaries to exceptionally talented children who are successful in the audition process but are unable to join the programme because of their financial circumstances.       

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