Welcome to our newest event!
The CYD? Teachers Convention! Dedicated to all the amazing teachers out there!
Sponsored by Curtain Call

The CYD? Teachers convention is taking place on Sunday, March 8th in the award-winning eco-friendly building at the prestigious Northern Ballet, based in the dance quarter of Leeds. Northern Ballet is just 2 hours from London by train & easily accessible from the M1 & M62.

Can You Dance?

What to expect?

Designed to unite & inspire teachers from across the UK, igniting fresh new ideas. This one day programme is aimed at teachers & student teachers, aged 16+. This is your chance to create your own timetable from a list of incredible classes & seminars. All classes are non-syllabus based, therefore we welcome teachers from all examination boards. Practical sessions will cover a variety of styles that are current, fresh and informative. The dance classes will be a mixture of both demonstrations and dancing but if you would prefer to just watch and take notes during these classes, then that is absolutely fine.
“Our dance faculty are hand-selected for their teaching experience, not just their credentials.” – Tom Shilcock & Matt Flint
Can You Dance?

Exhibition Lounge

Our EXHIBITION LOUNGE is specially designed for teachers, with hand-selected businesses that can help make your life easier. Whether you’re seeking the latest costumes, software or business tools, all will be available for you to browse all under one roof, throughout the day in the Exhibitor Lounge.

Can You Dance?

Teachers Classes

The practical sessions will be delivered by our CYD? faculty, the seminars will be taken by professionals in that area. Please click the timetable below to find out more about the tutors leading each class. 




*This convention will have open classes that you can select on the day. Please be aware each class has a certain capacity. To try and accommodate for popular classes, some sessions will be repeated during the day and attendees cannot take the same class twice. Although we have solutions in place, we still can’t guarantee class availability.

Can You Dance?

Getting there!

The CYD? Teachers Convention is taking place at Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA.


Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1 and just a few kilometres from the A1. When entering the City follow the brown road signs for West Yorkshire Playhouse at Quarry Hill just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs. Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. Northern Ballet is at Loop Junction 12.


The central bus and coach station is opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and two minutes from Northern Ballet. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester. National Express Enquiries: 0870 580 8080

BY AIR  ✈️

There are two international airports located nearby – Leeds Bradford and Manchester.


Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Northern Ballet. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950


There are two accessible parking bays alongside the building. Pay and display parking is available on Quarry Hill, though spaces are limited due to on-going building works. We have a discounted parking rate at Leeds markets multi-storey NCP car park (LS2 7EA) located just next to the bus station and Kirkgate Market. The Northern Ballet daily rate (a period of up to 24 hours) is £8. The NCP is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 6am to 11pm. 

To qualify for a discount, you must collect a follow on car park ticket from the Northern Ballet reception when you leave the building. When you’re ready to pay for your parking, enter your original ticket followed by the follow on ticket and this will bring the amount down to £8. 

Can You Dance?

Where to stay?


Hotel Ibis Budget Leeds Centre
0.1 miles – 🚶🏻‍♀️3 min.walk

Jurys Inn
0.3 miles – 🚶🏻‍♀️7 min. walk

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre – Armouries
0.4 miles – 🚶🏻‍♀️8 min.walk

Radisson Blu Hotel
0.6 miles – 🚶🏻‍♀️12 min. walk

The Queens Hotel
0.6 miles – 🚶🏻‍♀️13 min. walk