Based in Leeds, City of Dance, NSCD is a hub for contemporary dance in the North of England and a School of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. For over 30 years the school has been delivering specialist conservatoire-level training to the most talented and committed students locally, nationally and internationally.
NSCD hosts just over 200 full-time students. We offer studies in contemporary dance at CertHE, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in an intimate, supportive and creative learning environment. We focus these programmes on the development of versatile, collaborative and individual dance artists with highly tuned technical, creative and performance skills. At 75% of the whole cohort, those enrolled on the undergraduate degree course represent the largest sector of the student body. For information on full-time study, please use the links below.
NSCD is part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama which is ranked number one amongst UK performing arts conservatoires for overall student satisfaction (92%).
From administration through to teaching, staff at NSCD are committed to helping students to realise their full potential. Many of our teaching staff are practising artists working in the field
Find out about accommodation options in Leeds. NSCD facilitates a House Hunting Day and provides support and useful contacts for you to use when arranging your accommodation.