Entry - Centre For Advanced Training

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme at NSCD.

Applications for 2022 entry closed: Thursday 9 June 2022, 5PM

We have a two stage, in-person, audition process.

  • Apply online
  • Attend a Stage One Audition
  • Students are invited to a Stage Two Audition

Full details can be found in the sections below under ‘IMPORTANT INFORMATION’

Previous dance experience is not necessary as we are looking for young people with enthusiasm, potential and a commitment to training as a contemporary dancer.

NSCD auditions all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.  We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.

Visit the Course information page for full course details and entry requirements.


Making your application

Our application form is available on this page until the closing date.

Our application form asks for:

  • Personal details
  • Education
  • Dance experience
Audition content

Stage One Auditions 2022 (by Application Form)

The Stage One Audition will consist of a contemporary technique class and creative workshop.

Stage Two Auditions 2022 (by invite only)

The Stage Two Audition will consist of a contemporary technique and improvisation class, followed by individual solo performances and group interviews.

Fees & Finance

The Centre for Advanced Training is funded by the Department of Education to offer young people the opportunity to access high-quality dance training whilst staying in full-time education and living at home. Means-tested grants are available to make the scheme accessible to all young people. For more information, please visit the National Dance CAT website.


If you have any questions about the CAT scheme please contact the CAT Team:
0113 219 3025

Visit the National CAT website for detailed information about the CAT scheme including finance and Frequently Asked Questions.