Transition to Professional Practice - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Transition to Professional Practice

Experience our postgraduate training.

Find out what it’s like to study at one of the UK’s top dance conservatoires. Learn more about our one year Master’s level programmes, designed to meet the needs of aspiring dance professionals, and sample our unique training first-hand.

Students who attend a workshop are eligible for an audition fee waiver.

Advance booking essential 

Chicago – 27 October 2019, 2pm – 4.30pm

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Studio A, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607

San Francisco – 30 October 2019, 3pm – 5.30pm

Location: ODC Dance Commons , Studio B, 351 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110

New York – 3 November 2019, 1.30pm – 4pm

Location: Gibney, Studio U, 280 Broadway, Lower Manhattan. (Entrance 53A Chambers St.) New York, NY 10007

Cost: £16 ($20)

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About us

Based in the vibrant, student-friendly city of Leeds, we are a leading centre for dance in the UK and one of 6 schools forming the world-leading Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. We are currently the only provider of conservatoire-level dance training in the North of England.

For over 30 years we have enabled students to enter and shape the industry. Specialist programmes are offered at CertHE, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, focusing on the development of versatile and independent dance artists with highly-tuned technical, creative and performance skills. We are committed to widening access and recruit the most talented students, regardless of personal circumstance.

Many of our graduates go on to carve out substantial careers as successful performers and freelance dance artists or establish their own companies in a highly competitive field. Alumni include celebrated international choreographer Akram Khan MBE, Sharon Watson (Artistic Director, Phoenix Dance Theatre), Gail Parmel (Artistic Director, ACE Dance and Music) and Tamsin Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, 2Faced Dance).