Interested in Centre for Advanced Training (CAT)?

Entry on to the scheme is through audition only and there are two stages to the process:

  1. Stage One Audition: This session enable potential students  and their families to learn more about the scheme. The half day session includes an introductory presentation to the scheme followed by a practical contemporary technique and creative class. Participants will then be notified if they have been selected to go through to stage two of the audition process.
  2. Stage Two Audition: This second stage of auditions will focus more specifically on contemporary technique and improvisation followed by individual solo performances and group interviews. Successful auditionees from this round will be offered a coveted place on the NSCD CAT scheme.

Previous dance experience is not necessary as we are looking for young people with enthusiasm, potential and commitment to training as a contemporary dancer.

We will not be holding any further Auditions for 2018. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on our upcoming opportunities


"I really enjoyed the Open Day at NSCD. I found the dancing really fun and I made new friends." CAT Open Day participant


If you have any questions about the CAT scheme please contact Rose Chadwick:
0113 219 3025

Visit the National CAT website for detailed information about the CAT scheme including finance and frequently asked questions.