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Thank you for your interest in NSCD. Auditions for 2019 entry to these courses are now closed.

Information on these pages will be updated for 2020 entry in September 2019.

MA Contemporary Dance Performance: VERVE


Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (PAS)

Thank you for your interest in applying for a course at NSCD. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. We audition all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.

We have a limited number of places available at our auditions and so recommend early submission of your application to secure an audition date; and we can advise that most applications are made and auditions booked by late December/early January each year.


Please note: MA Contemporary Dance Performance PAS is not open to applications from International students (those who will require a Tier 4 Student Visa to study in the UK) due to UK Visa and Immigration restrictions; the course largely takes place ‘off-site’ at the Company venue and therefore does not allow us to meet sponsor duties.


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MA Contemporary Dance Performance: VERVE and Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (PAS) 1st round audition dates (1st round auditions are combined for these two courses as many candidates may wish to apply for both and this way they only need to attend one initial audition):

Remote Auditions (International applicants only)
Sunday 6 January 2019 |Final date to submit VERVE Remote Audition

Auditions in Scandinavia
Sunday 6 January 2019; 9.30-2.30pm | Rom for Dans, Oslo, Norway
Sunday 13 January 2019; 9.30-2.30pm | Sceneindgangen Dance Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Auditions at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Monday 14 January 2019; 9-5.30pm
Tuesday 15 January 2019; 9-5.30pm
Wednesday 16 January 2019; 9-5.30pm
Thursday 17 January 2019; 9-5.30pm
Friday 18 January 2019; 9-5.30pm
Saturday 19 January 2019; 9-5.30pm

VERVE Recall Audition at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Sunday 20 January 2019; 10-4pm

PAS Company Recall Auditions at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Dates to be confirmed but between late January to March 2019


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For any further queries, please contact NSCD Admissions Team:
T: 0113 219 3050/3013