Vision & Mission - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


A world-leading centre for dance education and development


To provide an inspirational learning experience, from first contact through into the profession, enabling aspiring dance artists, and dance professionals, regardless of background, to shape the future of dance.


We value:

  • The transformative power of dance and arts education; to uplift, inspire, stimulate our emotions and help us create a tolerant and cohesive society.
  • Inclusive learning and collaboration in a spirit of mutual respect and generosity.
  • Curiosity, self-reflection and open-mindedness
  • Creative risk taking, innovation and investment in on-going artist and artform development
  • Aspiration, self motivation and dedication in striving for excellence
  • Diversity – our differences as well as the things that we have in common, and that diversity inspires creativity and enriches our lives
  • Our relationship to local, regional, national and international communities and the wider dance ecology
  • The nurturing and investment that leads to independence and resilience
  • Using resources in a way that is responsible and environmentally sustainable
Read our Strategic Plan 2017-22