Students who choose Northern Ballet School are also choosing to enjoy life in one of Europe's most vibrant, cosmopolitan and student-friendly cities.
Some 90,000 full and part time students help to give Manchester its unique atmosphere, with the city's two main universities less than a mile from The Dancehouse along the 'student corridor' of Oxford Road.
A city built on culture and entertainment
Manchester is very much an entertainment city. Music venues range from the Manchester Arena seating up to 23,000 people and the showpiece Bridgewater Hall, home of the Hallé Orchestra, to smaller, more intimate venues like the university's 3-stage Academy, the Band on the Wall and the Comedy Store.
There are major theatres close to NBS – The Palace, The Opera House and the Lowry – all regular venues for national and international opera and ballet as well as major musical theatre productions. The Royal Exchange Theatre stages a world-class programme of new and classic plays and other events.
The rich heritage of Manchester is also reflected in its range of world-class museums and art galleries, most of them free to enter.
Eating out in every kind of style
Just about every sort of world cuisine is represented in Manchester, including low-cost, eat-all-you-like oriental buffets in Chinatown and Rusholme's legendary 'curry mile' – both particularly popular with students. Or, when they feel like cooking in their own accommodation, the area around The Dancehouse has a huge choice of food shops open long hours, including major supermarket urban-style stores.