Leeds City Council establishes the Northern School of Contemporary Dance as the first dance school within the public sector.
NSCD moves to its permanent home, a former synagogue in Chapeltown.
The first cohort of students graduate from the School.
The School’s Dome Theatre opens its doors to contemporary dance audiences.
NSCD affiliates to the University of Leeds to develop the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree programme.
NSCD establishes the Dance Foundation Course.
NSCD becomes a designated Further Education College.
The Dome Theatre is renamed The Riley Theatre in memory of Jeff Riley, the theatre’s first technician.
NSCD achieves designation as a Higher Education Institution.
The standard of educational provision at NSCD is awarded 23 out of a possible 24 points by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Minister for the Arts, Mark Fisher, officially opens the £3.2 million re-development of the School with funding support from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England and the Foundation for Sports and the Arts.
Following the Hosier review of HEFCE funding of performing arts institutions, the School receives enhanced funding in recognition of its specialist status.
The Bachelor of Performing Arts degree award is upgraded to Honours status.
The Graduate Diploma course is introduced.
NSCD’s founding Principal, Nadine Senior, MBE, retires.
Gurmit Hukam is appointed as NSCD’s Principal.
NSCD becomes affiliated to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.
NSCD establishes Yorkshire Young Dancers Advanced Training Scheme in partnership with Northern Ballet Theatre.
NSCD ends its long affiliation to the University of Leeds and transfers its programme validation arrangements to the University of Kent.
Verve, NSCD’s graduate performance company, is launched and embarks on its first tour in 2007.
An additional studio is created within Brandsby Lodge, bringing the total to 8 large dance studios.