Throughout the year, the Learning & Participation team offers workshops and courses on-site at NSCD, in our local community and further afield across Yorkshire. Some of these are listed here but others happen throughout the year when exciting opportunities arise.

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Current workshops and courses

Other Opportunities

Masterclasses and CPD

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
  • Youth Masterclasses with James Wilton Dance, Company Chameleon, 2Faced Dance Company, ACE Dance & Music, Ess Green (Hip Hop/Street), Sean Selby (Commercial) and Stopgap Dance Company
  • Family Workshops – Akram Khan/Moko Dance 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, and Company Chameleon.
See our events page for upcoming workshops

Bespoke Workshop Packages

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 Tom Bowes on 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

Verve Tour 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.


find out more about VERVE workshops

Summer School

An energetic, fun and challenging experience for young dancers aged 12-18 years and adults aged 18+ (advanced level, including dance students and graduates).

The summer school features a daily contemporary dance technique class followed by a range of creative sessions. Participants work alongside dance artists to devise a piece which will be performed on the final day as part of an informal sharing in the Riley Theatre, NSCD.

Find out more about Summer School

Contact Learning & participation

If you have any questions please contact Tom Bowes:
0113 219 3005