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Date: Saturday 20 Jul 2019 Start time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: Southbank Centre, London
Country: United Kingdom Faculty: Classical Indian Dance

Event summary:

The ISTD is proud to be a partner of this outstaning performance platform designed for young South Asian dancers. NAVADAL is a part of U.Dance 2019

Event details:

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is partnering with Akademi, One Dance UK, 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.

The competition categories are:

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications will now close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 1st May 2019. To apply please visit Akademi's website here.
Further questions please contact navadal@akademi.co.uk

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