Yuva Gati

South Asian Styles


DanceXchange’s Centre for Advanced Dance Training is the first in the country that offers high quality training in Kathak and Bharatanatyam. Led by a partnership between Sampad South Asian Arts and DanceXchange, it is aimed at 11–18 year olds across the country with an exceptional talent in dance. You do not necessarily need to have prior training in South Asian styles of dance, just passion and determination to pursue a career in dance.

Anusha Subramanyam is Director of Yuva Gati, managing both the Kathak and Bharatanatyam strand.

The curriculum includes:

Training Days/ Intensives

Sessions are delivered through a series of intensives; these are split up over an academic year and consist of 14 contact days.

The four key elements to the Yuva Gati curriculum for both strands are classical technique, repertoire and choreography, performance enhancement and body awareness.

Students will also have the opportunity to work with established guest artists at intensives, undertake training and experience of contemporary dance to support their classical technique, gain input from a nutritionist, access to physiotherapy and are able to receive careers advice and support from the CADT Team and professionals in the sector.

Sometimes both Kathak and Bharatanatyam work together.

The summer intensive combines students from both Dance Generation and Yuva Gati and culminates in an exciting performance. This is a great way to end the term and allows to students transfer the skills they have acquired and developed over the course of the term, into a performance. It also gives students the opportunity to team up with and learn from students from other dance disciplines.

Individual Training Plans

Each participant has an Individual Training Plan devised in consultation with parents/ guardian and local dance teacher to support the student’s learning, and ensure balance is maintained between the demands of school work and dance studies.

To find out more information, please contact cadt@dancexchange.org.uk

Yuva Gati Blog

To find out more about the people involved in Yuva Gati, read our blog stories here https://yuvagati.wordpress.com/

What other people say

CADT has opened up the world of dance for me, and allowed me to see myself in it!

Dance Generation student

Allows you to explore dance in a new and exciting way!

Yuva Gati student