NSCD Summer School

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August 2023

10am – 4pm each day

£200 for the week

Our five-day summer school is an energetic, fun and challenging experience for young dancers aged 12-17 (open level) and adults aged 18+

Improve your technique with daily classes, and explore your creativity as you work with a professional choreographer to create a piece.

  • Take daily technique classes and creative sessions
  • Meet and work with other keen dancers
  • Perform at our on-site venue, Riley Theatre
  • Get a taste of life at NSCD


There are 3 strands of the NSCD Summer School:

Strand 1 for ages 12-14

Strand 2 for ages 15-17

Strand 3 for ages 18+ (advanced level, including dance students and graduates)


Our Summer School features a daily contemporary dance technique class in the morning, followed by creative sessions in the afternoon working alongside a professional dance artist to devise a piece, to be performed on the final day as part of an informal sharing at the Riley Theatre, NSCD.

For those interested in applying for our range of full-time and part-time courses there is the option to attend a Progression Routes Session at the end of the week.


All Bursaries have now been offered for the NSCD Summer School 2023


Unfortunately, NSCD is unable to provide accommodation for Summer School participants, and those travelling from further afield will need to arrange their own accommodation for the week.

NSCD is located close to Leeds City Centre and a range of affordable accommodation, including Premier Inn and Travelodge.