Aarohi Auditions 2023

Pagrav Dance Company is establishing our youth dance company – Aarohi.

Aarohi will focus on skills development, deepening participants’ practice in Kathak and developing new skills including: body conditioning; Contemporary, Hip Hop, Bhangra & Garba dance techniques; creative skills; theatrical presentation and performance technique.

Combined, the skills sessions (1.5 hours each month) will encourage dancers to broaden their repertoire and use their bodies in different ways. The remaining time will be dedicated to choreography – collaboratively working under the guidance of the company’s Artistic Director and guest artists to develop a minimum of three performances that will tour to UK youth and community dance platforms. These performance opportunities will require members’ availability on top of the confirmed dates.

Audition Process

The audition will take place at Pagrav Dance Company’s Edgware Studios on 1 September from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The audition will be an informal workshop with Pagrav Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Urja Desai Thakore. It will include technical exercises and opportunities for young people to showcase their creative skills. In addition to dancers’ technical and performance skills, we are looking for young people who work well together as part of a team and who are committed to this exciting opportunity. Decisions will be made by our panel, including Urja Desai Thakore, Louise Clohesy and Vishesh Mehta. Young people will be informed of the outcome by 2 September 2023. For those who are unsuccessful this time, we will provide feedback and aim to signpost young people towards opportunities to develop their skills

Aarohi Company Dates

Dates Time Location
3 September 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
17 September 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
1 October 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
15 October 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
5 November 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
19 November 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
3 December 2023
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
7 January 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
21 January 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
11 February 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
17 March 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
21 April 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
23 June 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
7 July 2024
10:00am - 13:00pm
PDC Studios, 51b Manor Park Crescent Edgware, London HA8 7LY
Eligibility Criteria

Aarohi is a youth dance company for young people aged 11-17 (where participants are turning 11 by 31 December 2023, and turning 18 after 31 December 2023). Those interested in joining will be required to attend an audition on 1 September, 5-6.30pm, in our studios in Edgware, London.

Cost
The cost to join Aarohi is £560 per year. Fees will be collected yearly, with the option to pay in termly instalments in September, January and April. We do not want finances to be a barrier to joining Aarohi so please contact us to discuss payment plans, should you need financial assistance.

Deadline 11 August 2023

How to apply

Please fill in an expression of interest here Please note applicants will be required to attend an audition at our studios in Edgware on 1 September 2023. Please submit your expression of interest by 5pm on Friday 11 August 2023. If you have any questions or need support from a member of the Pagrav Dance team please contact Giulia via email: education@pagravdance.com