Taught course

Dance Teaching and Facilitating

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Entry requirements

Entry for this course is by online application, teaching observation and interview. Applicants can choose to be observed and interviewed in-person or by-video. More information below.

Please note: an enhanced DBS check is required for those working with children and young people whilst on placement. This is processed on your behalf by NSCD.

Applications close at midnight on 20 May for in-person observation and interviews week commencing 27 May.

Video applications close midday on Monday 24 June

Months of entry


Course content

Advance your knowledge and skills as a teacher and facilitator of dance. Choose to focus on contemporary, ballet, commercial and/or street styles, with placements tailored to your interests.

This course is suitable for graduates of three-year dance degree programmes or those with equivalent educational/professional experience. It is suitable for both international students looking to develop their teaching skills and for students familiar with the UK education system who want to work in this environment.

Whatever your career aims, this course will equip you with the key teaching skills you need to succeed in this field and enable you to apply them in a variety of contexts.

Information for international students

NSCD is proud of the diversity of the students it attracts and over recent years 30% of our total students have joined us from outside the UK from over 25 different countries. Many of our teaching staff are also from outside of the UK. The diversity of cultures at the school enhances our creativity and broadens the learning experience on offer.

NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level contemporary dance training.

For more information regarding support head to https://www.nscd.ac.uk/study/overseas-students/

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000 – (Part-time option over two years, £4,500 per year)
International students
£17,500 – Overseas students (Full-time only, applicants can apply for a bursary of up to £3,000)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    22 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The course is designed to enhance all elements of your practice, with teaching covering individual lesson planning, developing a curriculum, how to cater for the full range of learners, creating an inclusive environment and how to develop a research-led teaching practice. It is divided into the following modules:

Dance Teaching and Learning in Context

Inclusive Creative Practice

Dance Workshop Design and Planning

Professional Practice

Independent Action Research Project

Course contact details

NSCD Admissions Team
0113 219 3000