NSCD + Gateway - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Aged 13 -17 and see your future in dance?

Living in the North East of England?

Our NSCD+ partnerships aim to nurture young talent in dance. Students receive a strong basic grounding in contemporary technique, develop their creative skills, and learn key performance skills. As well as receiving support and preparation, towards auditions and further training routes.

Applications to join our new programme in partnership with Gateway Studio for September 2024 start are now open.

Apply by: Monday 29 July 2024

Where: Gateway Studio, Gateshead, NE8 1EP (click here for a map)

When: Saturdays, 10am – 4pm

Students completing the programme receive a recognised certificate of completion from NSCD.

Apply now

More information

Term dates for 2024-23:

  • 14 September – 07 December (12 weeks)
  • 11 January – 22 March (10 weeks)
  • 19 April – 28 June (10 weeks)

Fees: £720 (Academic Year 2023-24) – Annual Fees for 2024-25 to be confirmed

*Bursaries to part-cover the cost of tuition are available, for more information on how to claim a bursary please contact participation@nscd.ac.uk

Entry requirements: No formal qualifications are required to gain a place however, some previous dance experience is preferable.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated young people between the ages of 13 and 17 years, who are living in the North East of England and have an interest in pursuing a career in dance.

How to apply: Entry is through successful application. There is no audition for this programme.

Insight into NSCD+ Gateway

Saturday 11 November, 10am – 1pm

Join us for a 3-hour practical workshop gaining insight into the NSCD+ Gateway Course.

Find out more about the programme through this technical and creative workshop delivered in partnership between NSCD and Gateway Studio CIO.

In the 3-hour workshops participants will explore:

No previous dance experience is required, but a passion and desire to dance and be creative.

Book on to the Workshop


If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application form, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at participation@nscd.ac.uk or call us on 0113 219 3005

About NSCD+

NSCD+ offers young people with talent and potential in dance the opportunity to access training of the highest quality. Delivered in collaboration with partners, the scheme is taught by a team of highly-experienced professional dance teachers and artists. Students undertake an intensive programme of dance training, delivered through extra-curricular, out-of-school-hours sessions.

The NSCD+ Gateway partnership is the first to launch and will help shape the programme as it develops.