NAVADAL 2019 | Applications now open!

Mar 25, 2019

Calling all young dancers!

NAVADAL (meaning ‘new shoots’) is Akademi’s biennial National South Asian Youth Dance Competition, run this year in partnership with One Dance UKISTD and CAT Yuva Gati as part of U.Dance 2019, the National Youth Dance Festival.

The NAVADAL Competition 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 perform at NAVADAL Rising Stars in the Purcell Room, taking place the same day as the competition. This special event will be curated by YUVA 2016 winner and BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist, Vidya Patel. Other exciting prizes will be announced in the coming months!

The competition categories are:

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

Apply to NAVADAL 2019

The NAVADAL Competition is open to students aged 13-25. Applications will close at 11:59 pm on Monday 22 April 2019. To apply please read the application guidance thoroughly and then fill in the application form. Further questions please contact

Deadline: Monday 22 April, 11.59pm.