Entry - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Updated audition process

We audition in two stages for this programme. Due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 we will now be asking all our applicants to audition remotely for Stage 1, instead of attending a face-to-face audition. This means submitting links to video footage as part of your application.

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.

Stage 1 Remote Auditions

Deadline to submit: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Please read the remote audition guidance sheet before you apply.

To audition remotely you will need to submit videos of you:

  • Introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to gain a place on the scheme
  • Performing a set phrase of contemporary dance technique (see guidance sheet)
  • Performing your responses to a set creative task (see guidance sheet)

You will need to submit 3 links in total, one for each of the sections listed above. You will be asked to enter your links towards the end of the application form.

You can start and save your application and return to it at any time.

If you have any queries or issues please email cat@nscd.ac.uk

The final submission date is 27 May 2020.

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Stage 2 (Callback)

Date TBC

We are hoping that this will be face-to-face and will update all successful Stage 1 auditionees following guidance from the government.

At Stage 2 we ordinarily ask to see individual solo performances and conduct group interviews. Successful auditionees from this round are offered a coveted place on the NSCD CAT scheme.



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

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