Workshops and Masterclasses - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Each year we host a variety of dance workshops and continued professional development (CPD) opportunities for dance artists, teachers and students, as well open sessions for specific age groups.

Examples of previous workshops include:

  • CPD – ‘Dance, Diet and Eating Disorders’ workshop for dance providers and professionals in partnership with CAMHS in Leeds, Networking events including practical workshops with ACE Dance & Music, Candoco Dance Company and Stopgap Dance Company
  • Youth Masterclasses with James Wilton Dance, Company Chameleon, 2Faced Dance Company, ACE Dance & Music, Stopgap Dance Company, Massala Dance Company
  • Family Workshops – Akram Khan/Moko Dance, Uchenna Dance, Protein Dance Company and Scottish Dance Theatre
  • Professional Company Tour Workshops – linked to performances in the Riley Theatre or local venues in Leeds, these have included James Wilton Dance, James Cousins Dance, ACE Dance and Music, Uchenna Dance Company, Massala Dance Company and Company Chameleon.
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The Learning & Participation team can also offer bespoke workshop packages across the Yorkshire region. These are designed to meet your project objectives, budget and time requirements, and can range from single workshops to one-off projects or longer-term programmes.

If you are a school the workshops can be linked to the curriculum and to specific topics – we have recently delivered workshops integrating Dance and Science for Primary Schools, supported Arts Week activities, delivered GCSE dance choreography workshops and arranged visits to Riley Theatre to watch our Access, Undergraduate and Postgraduate dance students perform.

Whether curriculum-based, out-of-hours provision or teacher-training, our Learning & Participation team will work with you. Please contact to discuss your requirements.

“The Workshop supported development of GCSE and A Level students regarding technique and creativity. It also developed students’ social skills working across year groups.” Teacher of Dance and Drama

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Verve Company Workshops

NSCD’s postgraduate performance company VERVE also offers workshops to secondary schools and colleges during the course of their Spring tour. These workshops are based on current works from the tour and include a warm-up, repertory and creative task supported with a resource pack for teachers.

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If you have any questions please contact:
0113 219 3005