Young Anjali is open to people with learning disabilities aged between 13 and 24 who want to learn to dance and perform alongside their friends. Anjali works with skilled and dedicated teachers to train young dancers. Being a dancer in Young Anjali could be a starting point for dancers who want to go on to join Anjali’s Main Company.
Young Anjali has performed at many prestigious events and theatres including Birmingham Hippodrome, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Northern Ballet (Leeds), U.Dance National platform run by Youth Dance England, and Unlimited Festival’s Integrated Youth Dance Platform.
“The experience that the Anjali youth company has given my daughter is truly amazing. Young adults with learning disabilities have few opportunities for performance and the benefits of being able to do this alongside their mainstream peers should never be underestimated.“
– Parent of a Young Anjali participant
“Young Anjali have delighted me with their sheer inventiveness and creativity. The choreography reveals and celebrates the dancers’ personalities – allowing me to enter into their world. They are a delight to work with and shining example of excellent youth dance practice.“
– Linda Jasper, Former Director of Youth Dance England
Young Anjali Performances
- 2010, U Dance, Waves of Okinawa
- February 2012, U Dance Regional, The Point, Eastleigh, The Voice of Strange Birds
- July 2012, London 2012 Torch Relay, South Park Oxford & Stonor Park Henley, Tree of Life
- July 2012, U Dance National Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Voice of Strange Birds
- March 2013, U Dance Regional, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, My Little Grand Design
- July 2013, National U Dance Festival, Northern Ballet, Leeds, My Little Grand Design
- January 2015, UDance Regional, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Fallout
- July 2015, National U Dance Festival, Plymouth, Fallout
- January 2016, The Venue, Milton Keynes, Almost Hear You Whisper
- March 2016, Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre, Almost Hear You Whisper
- July 2016, National U Dance Festival, The Lowry, Almost Hear You Whisper
- September 2016, Unlimited Inclusive Youth Dance Platform, Southbank Centre, Almost Hear You Whisper
- March 2017, U Dance Regional, The Old Market, Brighton & Hove, Almost Hear You Whisper
- May 2017, Laban Theatre, Greenwich, Almost Hear You Whisper
- June 2017, Funky Llama Festival, Plymouth, Almost Hear You Whisper
- April 2018, U Dance Regional, Wild Theatre, Bracknell, Doors
If you or someone you know might be interested in dancing with Young Anjali, please Contact Us.