National South Asian Youth Dance Competition
NAVADAL, meaning ‘new shoots’, is Akademi’s National South Asian Youth Dance Competition – a showcase of the rising stars of South Asian dance in the UK. NAVADAL is open to students aged 11-25.
Participants of our previous youth dance competitions such as Parbati Chaudhury, Santosh Nair and Raheem Mir have been a part of Akademi’s artist development programmes or productions, with some of them also participating in larger mainstream platforms like BBC Young Dancer.
NAVADAL 2017 Winners
The winners of NAVADAL 2017 won fantastic prizes including trophies, One Dance UK membership and the opportunity to perform at Southbank Centre‘s Alchemy Festival 2018.
|Solo 11-16 winner||| Joanne Rose Thomas, student of Guru Priya Sundar|
|Solo 17-25 winner||| Jaina Modasia, student of Guru Sujata Banerjee|
|Group winners||| Sanskriti, students of Guru Pushkala Gopal|