Yuva Gati Teachers’ CPD Day

Yuva Gati, Centre for Advanced Training, in collaboration with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), are inviting Bharatanatyam and Kathak teachers to a Teachers’ CPD day.

The day will include:
➢ ‘teaching dance in Education and Community settings’ led by an ISTD Lecturer
➢ performance enhancement in Bharatanatyam and Kathak techniques, through the application of Somatic practice, yoga and Pilates
➢ developing core strength and good alignment through Creative technique
➢ networking opportunity

Deadline to register by 15 March 


Yuva Gati is a unique South Asian dance strand of the Centre for Advanced Dance Training initiative supported by the Department of Education’s 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: www.nationaldancecats.co.uk

Yuva Gati, managed by a partnership between DanceXchange and Sampad Arts, is the only national strand in the country that provides training in South Asian dance forms of Kathak and Bharatanatyam, and trains students nationally. The programme offers outstanding training in Kathak or Bharatanatyam to young dancers aged 11-18 years, living in England.

This exciting 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) and 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 dancers aged between 11 to 16 years who 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 due to their financial circumstances.