Chhaya Youth Dance Company was established in 2015 and provides an excellent opportunity for young dancers, aged 13 to 21 years, to develop their technical, creative and performance skills.
The company strives to offer dancers an insight into the multidisciplinary, intercultural and diverse ways of working as a professional dance artist. The classes are primarily contemporary based, but weave influences from Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu, African Forms, Social dances and Contact Partnering.
Chhaya Youth are regularly involved in film projects, live performances, site specific performance, curtain raisers for visiting professional companies and workshops from renowned artists.
Chhaya Youth Dance Company runs a weekly class at Exeter Phoenix on Monday's (5.00 - 6.30pm) and Exmouth Community College on Tuesday's (5.00- 6.30pm).
We are now taking sign-ups for Chhaya Youth Dance Company 2022 - 23,
with classes commencing in September 2022.
UDANCE FESTIVAL 2018 NATIONAL FINALISTS
"It's really opened my eyes to contemporary, to different cultural influences and to use of body... I really can't condense the experience into words!"
Willa Faulkner CYDC16
"I can't find the words to express what my CYDC experience has meant to me - Kay as an inspiring strong woman, and mesmerising force of movement and Chhaya as a collective joy."