Coronavirus/ COVID-19 update - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Thursday 8th October 2020, 5:00pm Coronavirus/ COVID-19 update

Updated Thursday 8 October 2020

We continue to deliver excellent teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and staff have found new and innovative ways to respond to the challenges and are adapting accordingly.


We were pleased to welcome a new cohort of undergraduate students to the School in September to begin the 2020-21 academic year. Teaching is now ‘mixed-mode’ and being delivered via a blended combination of face-to-face classes, live online classes and independent study. Students are in small class bubbles of no more than 10 or 11 students for the purpose of face-to-face teaching.

Students were supplied with a COVID-19 guide prior to returning or starting their course. We have put in place new protocols and procedures to limit the risk of transmission within our building(s) – watch this short video.

We are working hard to keep students up to date with the latest guidance and internal protocols. For further information see below:



Staff are kept up to date with the latest communications and encouraged to work from home where they can, if possible.


To keep our full-time students and staff as safe as possible, our building remains closed to the general public, unless agreed for specific purposes on an individual basis. In these instances visitors must adhere to the protocols in place.

Our Riley Theatre programme of events has been suspended until further notice.

Our weekly community class provision remains online only this term. This will be reviewed at regular intervals, and updates communicated to existing bookers as a priority.