Explore contemporary dance and take part in exciting collaborative performance projects. You will work with choreographers, independent dance artists and directors, learning how to perform, direct, organise and teach, developing your skills in all areas of contemporary dance production. All our lecturers are practising artists, producing and performing work. They are interested in working with students from a variety of dance backgrounds and they will encourage you to develop your creativity. By studying in Leeds, you will benefit from a hub of cultural activity in the city. With venues including Northern Ballet / Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Dance National Dance Agency, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Riley Theatre and The Carriageworks, you will find plenty of inspiration for your work. Leeds also hosts regular cultural events like Leeds Festival and Leeds Carnival, the UK's second largest after Notting Hill Carnival.