Youth Dance

Drishti Dance was established in 2008 and took in its first youth students within Reading in 2012. From that time onwards, it has grown from strength to strength with additional dance centres now in Oxford and Didcot.

Drishti Dance’s youth dance wing is one of its pride and joy and has represented South East region in National UDance for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019. It was one of first Youth Dance groups from Classical Indian Genre to represent the region on a national platform.

Our youth dance students have also represented ISTD’s Classical Indian Dance Faculty in Bursary Award competition and have also been selected for Yuva Gati, the national South Asian Dance strand for Centre for Advance Dance Training (CAT).

“I thoroughly enjoyed Drishti Youth Dance’s performance as part of UDance 2018 national festival and the variations explored in the piece since UDance Lift Off Dance Festival in April. It was fantastic to see the first Kathak piece from the south east selection platform in the national festival.”

“I loved the complexity in rhythms, dynamics and spatial patterns in Rhythm Incessant. What a beautiful performance by your dancers. Their attention to detail, expression and musicality is a pleasure to watch. Well done to the Drishti Dance artistic team and dancers for all your hard work!”

Sarah Kearney

Assistant Producer – Children and Young People, South East Dance


Apart from regular classes, Drishti also conducts workshops for both taster and intensive at local institutions, community events and schools in and around Reading.

Drishti Dance has conducted workshops in numerous schools, including Henley College, Theale Green Community School, Eynsham Primary School, Whitney, Oxfordshire, Falkland Primary School, Newbury, Downsway Primary School, Tilehurst, The Hill Primary School, Reading, and Whitelands Park Primary School Thatcham.

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Take a look at our performances

Drishti Dance at U.Dance 2018

Drishti Dance – South East


Take a look at our forthcoming events.



Venue: The Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4JZ

Drishti Dance, returns to the stage performing to a live audience after a 18 month hiatus due to Covid 19.

This event, called Avartan, showcases Kathak choreographic works at its best, featuring ‘Re-Textured’, a dynamic and fast paced exploration of the rhythmic textures and formulations of traditional form and reformats movements through the prism of modern experiences and aesthetics. This work first premiered at the Offbeat Festival in Oxford, in 2019 and was also featured in Tarner Festival in Brighton.

Avartan also presents Drishti dance’s talented Youth Dance company and student showcase in an exuberant celebration of dance, music and poetry



Youth and Community Gala at South Hill Park, Bracknell.


Drop us a line today if you want to find out more information.