Canberra Dance Theatre

Welcome to the CDT website! This is your link to the best range of dance classes and programs in the ACT for adults, children with special needs and tiny tots. CDT has been operating in the ACT since 1978, providing quality dance performances, programs and classes; locally, nationally and internationally.


CDT Free Range Dance

A short film made of CDT's Free Range dance classes for people living with and without a disability, held in 2012.

Watch more CDT videos here.

What's New

CDT Free Range Video
Check out the short film made of CDT's Free Range dance classes for people living with and without a disability, held in 2012. You can see it on the left hand side of this page or on our video page.

CDT Autumn Ballet School

Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th April
Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th April
Beginners Class: 6.00 - 7.20pm
Intermediate Class: 7.30-8.50pm 
Alison graduated from WAAPA with a first class honours degree, Bachelor of Arts - Dance, in 2009. She directed youth dance works 'No Planet B', 'Talk2Me' and 'Synthesis' in her hometown Bathurst NSW, 2007-2012. As a solo artist she is interested in the interface of movement with non-traditional theatre spaces and environments and the engagement of audiences via a connection to place. In 2012 Alison received an Australia Council ArtStart grant enabling the development of dance and physical theatre company Lingua Franca with Adam Deusien. In 2013 their debut work Right Behind You toured to the Wicksworth Festival, UK. At Short + Sweet Dance Festival 2013 she was awarded Most Outstanding Choreography and Best Female Dancer for her solo work 'Lachlan'. Alison is committed to dance education working closely with QL2 Dance as a tutor and education officer and as movement tutor for Canberra Youth Theatre. Recently Alison performed in Deviator performed at Enlighten Festival, Admit One at You Are Here Festival as well as HEARTKnead and Rhythm & Sense at Art Not Apart Festival. More about Alison,

African Class on Sunday
Unfortunately African class will not be running in Week 1 of the new term (Sunday 4th May) but we look forward to seeing you all again in Week 2! 

From Week 1 in Term 2, there will be a new Beginner's Ballet class held on Sunday at 2pm. We hope you can join us for this class and continue keeping the winter chills off over the weekend with this addition to the timetable! 

CDT Annual General Meeting
The annual General Meeting for Canberra Dance Theatre will be held on the 18 May 2014 at the Canberra Dance Theatre Studio, corner of Barry Drive and Kingsley Street, commencing at 10am.
Any financial member of CDT who wishes to nominate for a Board position, needs to collect and submit, a Board nomination form from the CDT office, by Sunday 11 May 2014.
Matters of General Buisness relevant to the AGM should be notified to the Secretary by COB Friday 9 May 2014. Matters of General Buisness may not be raised from the floor.
We remind members that only official members of CDT are permitted to vote at the AGM. 

Please note there has been an increase to Memberships in 2014 to $40 for a Full Membership and $30 for Concession. Thank you for your understanding. You can download the Membership form in advance for the new year.

Pull out those feathers, sparkles and high heel shoes, as Burlesque is back this term on Tuesday nights at 6.00pm with the wonderful Liz Lea.

Parents Tinies & Toddlers @ CDT Studio - Cancelled
Unfortunately our Parents Tinies and Toddlers Class at the studio on Sunday has been cancelled. Tuesday PTT will continue running in Hackett if you would like to join us there.