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


Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:00am Coronavirus/COVID-19 update

Updated Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the Prime Minister's latest public address we are restricting building access to all but essential staff.

Our building is now closed to students and the public until further notice

Click below for full guidance on staying at home and keeping your distance from others:

We would like to thank everyone in our community for their understanding, and for responding with responsibility, commitment and flexibility to this unprecedented situation.

Students and staff:

In response to the Prime Minister’s instruction for everyone to stay at home to help slow the spread of Coronavirus/ COVID -19:

  • With immediate effect the School building is regrettably closed to students
  • Staff who are able to work from home and non-essential to the building function are also asked to stay at home.
  • Staff essential for the coming days and who need to access the building where they cannot work from home have been contacted and asked to attend as usual.
  • Staff will be in touch with students by April 2nd with information about the summer term, which commences on April 20th . Teaching and learning will be adapted to take place online, supported by additional library resources, until such time as we are able to reopen the building.

The above will be reviewed as and when new guidance is issued. All students and staff will be contacted with any updates directly via email.

Stay safe and take care of your health and well-being everyone, as we make this temporary move from face-to-face interaction to becoming an online creative working community.


All remaining face to face auditions for our BA (Hons) and CertHE courses in the week commencing 30 March have been suspended. We are contacting all auditionees who have already booked an audition via email to offer remote (digital) audition as an alternative. Those who are applying now to courses for 2020 entry will be able to apply and audition remotely. Further information can be found on our How to Apply pages.

Public events & hires:

Our building is now closed to the public until further notice. Our Community Dance Platform (21 March) is now cancelled. Ticketholders have been contacted and full refunds arranged. If you have not received a refund please contact with a copy of your booking confirmation.

FLOCKFEST will now take place as a digital festival on Friday 27 March at 3pm. Visit for more information

All future performances at Riley Theatre are on hold until further notice.

All external hirers have been contacted and all hire arrangements suspended until further notice with immediate effect.

Community Classes and Centre for Advanced Training:

Updated 17 March 2020

Our building is now closed to the public until further notice.  All our weekly community classes and Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) are now cancelled until the end of this term. This includes the CAT Easter course. We will keep all participants up to date with the latest via email, including advice on refunds/credit for remaining classes.