CAT Taster Workshop

16th February 2019

Held at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Taster Workshops are a great opportunity for 13-17 year olds to get a flavour of what it’s like to train at our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT). Those who attend may also be invited to audition.

Workshops are free and no previous experience of dance is required.

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Audition process

Entry on to the scheme is through audition only. You may be invited to audition after a Taster or Outreach Workshop, or you can book a place directly for Stage One Audition

There are two stages to the audition process:

Stage One Audition (Open)

Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April 2019

This session enables 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.

If this audition is during your school term and you would like to attend, please email to let us know,

Stage Two Audition (Callback)

Saturday 11th  & Saturday 18th May 2019

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.


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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.