NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level contemporary dance training.

At our home in Leeds, City of Dance, we provide an inspirational learning environment for aspiring contemporary dance artists to train in a place that values them as individuals. We offer studies at Access, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level as a School of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. We also provide classes and workshops to all ages and abilities through our Learning & Participation activities.

We are home to Riley Theatre, a performance venue for professional touring companies and emerging dance artists with our programme currently supported by Arts Council England. Riley Theatre provides performance opportunities throughout the year for NSCD students across the whole provision. VERVE, NSCD’s theatrical and dynamic postgraduate performance company, open their UK and European tour on the Riley stage in the Spring. Sign up for NSCD news here. 

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Wayne McGregor, left- © Rick Guest, and Gary Clarke, right

NSCD announces inaugural Honorary Fellowships

Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) is pleased to announce its inaugural Honorary Fellows for 2017: Wayne McGregor CBE and…

NSCD joins Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

NSCD joins Arts Council England’s National Portfolio We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application…

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Ballet tutor- Centre for Advanced Training (CAT)

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Learner Support Coordinator

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level dance education in an intimate and…

Student Profiles

  • Jack studies BA (Hons) in Dance (Contemporary). He decided to study Contemporary dance as it offers a certain form of expression that Jack struggled to find in other dance forms.

    Jack Hilton

  • Daniel studies BA (Hons) in Dance (Contemporary). He decided to study contemporary dance because it was the only art form he thought he could truly express myself in.

    Daniel Lukehurst

  • Catrina studies on the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Dance was initially secondary to Catrina’s academic studies. She attended King’s College London and graduated with a BSc in Mathematics but through this she grew to realise that she wanted to make dance primary.

    Catrina Nisbett

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