Summer School - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Cancellation Notice

Following the UK Government’s latest guidance and response to the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of the coming weeks, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our NSCD Summer School 2020. We are in the process of reviewing  alternative digital options and will update the website  as soon as plans have been confirmed.

Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 2020

10am – 4pm each day

£175 for the week

Our five day summer school is an energetic, fun and challenging experience for young dancers. Take daily contemporary dance technique classes and explore your creativity as you work with a professional choreographer to create a piece.

  • Led by experienced dance artists
  • Technique and creative sessions
  • World class facilities at NSCD, Leeds
  • Opportunity to meet and work with other keen dancers
  • Performance opportunity

NSCD’s summer school is split into the following age groups:

  • 12-14 years
  • 15-17 years  
  • 18+ years (advanced level, including dance students and graduates).

Please be aware that while NSCD’s Summer School classes for young dancers are an open level, they are designed to be challenging. We recommend that participants have attended dance classes before coming to our Summer School to gain the most from it.


A discretionary number of bursaries are available for our Summer School, offering participants places free of charge depending on circumstance. To find out more, please email



Participants are split into groups of 25.

  • 12-13 years; 15-17 years: open-level groups split according to age
  • Adults aged 18 and older: Advanced level group for professionals, dance students and graduates


The 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 in the Riley Theatre, NSCD.


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.


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Contact Learning & Participation

If you have any questions please contact:
0113 219 3005