Entry onto 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
Centre for Advanced Training free Taster Workshops are held at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. These are a great opportunity for 13-17-year-olds to see what it’s like to train at the school at our Centre for Advanced Training. Participants may also be invited back to audition. No dance experience or qualifications are necessary.Book the taster workshop
There are two stages to the audition process:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.Book the Stage One 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.