Entry onto the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is through audition only.
You may be invited to audition after a Taster or Outreach Workshop, or you can book a place directly for our audition day.
Previous dance experience is not necessary as we are looking for young people with enthusiasm, potential and commitment to training as a contemporary dancer. Find out more about the scheme
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.
We want to see all applicants and so invite everyone to apply for audition.
During your audition you will take part in the following:
Previous dance experience is not necessary as we are looking for young people with enthusiasm, potential and commitment to training as a contemporary dancer.
If you have any questions regarding the audition process or your individual application, please check the FAQs below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These classes are designed to work on your contemporary technique and choreography skills prior to auditioning for the Centre for Advanced Training. Work with our CAT programme leader on the fundamentals and skills of contemporary dance technique and have the opportunity and space to create your audition solo. In this time you can ask for guidance or feedback on what you are creating.
The application form is available on this page until the deadline date.
Our application form asks for:
You may start your application and come back to it at a later date by clicking ‘save and continue later’. This will provide you with a link that you can use to log back into your form to complete. Once you have pressed submit, you will receive a copy of your completed form. If you would like to make changes to your form once submitted, please email email@example.com.
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.