Adult classes at NSCD (18+ years) are an enjoyable way to increase fitness, strength and flexibility. The classes help to improve dance technique and creativity, and are led by specialist teachers in a professional, friendly environment.

Each term runs for 10 weeks with half term break.


A small number of bursaries are available for those who need financial support to get involved. Participants seeking support need to make a written request to the Learning & Participation Administrator, at 


Monday 7.30-8.30pm


Thursday 6.30–7.30pm
Termly : Full Price £50.00 / Concession £45.00

Zumba is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness class. Delivered by De-Napoli Clarke, the class involves dance and aerobic elements and incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts.

This class is guaranteed to make you sweat!

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Beginners Contemporary Technique

Wednesday 6.30–8pm
Termly: Full Price £55.00 / Concession £50.00

This class is for those who want to learn contemporary dance technique for the first time or revisit previous knowledge at an inclusive pace. Class tutors offer step by step guidance on a range of movements which help to improve postural alignment, flexibility and strength.

Open to adults of all ages and ability, this class will boost your confidence, increase fitness and is a great way to have fun and meet new people.


“NSCD is an encouraging place where you actually learn how to develop and improve your contemporary dance skills in a friendly and creative environment… Louisa’s beginners class is just perfect for beginners like me who wish to learn and explore the basics of contemporary dance.” Rima Ade (Beginners Technique)

Improvers/Advanced Contemporary Technique

Tuesday 6.30–8pm
Termly : Full Price £55.00 / Concession £50.00

Led by Caroline Rees and accompanied by a live musician, this class is designed for adults who have previous dance experience. The course involves a range of contemporary dance techniques to develop skills such as movement memory, co-ordination, strength, fitness and flexibility. The class is fast-paced and involves challenging and physical movement concepts.


“My favourite thing about NSCD is how inclusive it is – the teachers are all welcoming and accommodate all sorts of challenges (Injuries, language barriers etc) to enable everyone to get involved and enjoy dance.” Daisy Robson (Adult Improvers/Advanced Technique)

Technique Choreography & Performance

Monday 6.30–8.30pm
Termly : Full Price £65.00 / Concession £60.00

This class is for those who have previous dance experience, want a challenge and are committed to working towards a performance.

The class consists of one hour contemporary dance technique accompanied by a live musician, followed by one hour choreography/creative work. Participants work collaboratively with Donald Edwards to create works that are performed each term at NSCD’s Riley Theatre.

“There is such a mixed ability of dancers in the class and a hugely accommodating atmosphere. I get the opportunity to support other dancers, but also be supported by more experienced dancers. The whole class is really collaborative.” Louise Wisson (Technique Choreography & Performance participant)

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Creative Dance

Wednesday 6.30–8pm

This course gives adults with learning disabilities and their carers the opportunity to share and develop creative skills through participation in dance workshops. This session is led by Hayley Graham and is free of charge. The group performs every term at NSCD’s Riley Theatre.


Summer Term Dates 2019
Monday 15 April – Saturday 29 June
No classes during Easter Friday 19 – Monday 22 April
No classes during half term Monday 27 May– Saturday 1 June or bank holiday Monday 6 May

Contact Learning & Participation

If you have any questions please contact :
0113 219 3005