Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s (NSCD) Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is part of a national intensive dance programme devised to prepare young dancers for full-time dance training at university or specialist conservatoire level.

The CAT scheme at NSCD is a pre vocational training programme specialising in Contemporary dance technique. We work with young people aged between 13 – 17 years who have passion, drive, artistry, commitment, creativity and ambition to fulfil their aspirations in dance.

Interested young people do not need to have previous experience of dance. Instead we are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and determined young people with an interest in pursuing a career in dance.

* Please note all students have to be 13 – 17 on the 1st of September but can turn 18 during the year of study.


Entry on to the scheme is through audition only. You may be invited to audition after a Taster or Outreach Workshop, or you can book a place directly for Stage One Audition

There are two stages to the audition process:



This session enables potential students and their families to learn more about the scheme. The half day session includes an introductory presentation to the scheme followed by a practical contemporary technique and creative class. Participants will then be notified if they have been selected to go through to stage two of the audition process.

If this audition is during your school term and you would like to attend, please email to let us know, to book your place please follow this link

Start Date: 10 April 2019 01:00 PM
End Date: 10 April 2019 03:00 PM

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West Yorkshire
Leeds, LS7 4BH

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