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 aditional needs and parents who'd like to dance with their tiny tots. CDT has been operating in the ACT since 1978, providing quality dance classes, programs and performances -  locally, nationally and internationally.



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What's New


Hello to everyone interested in what Canberra Dance Theatre is up to in 2016.  The new year has started with a bang. In January we held our three week Summer Holiday Ballet Program and two GOLD intensives to prepare for the exciting Great Sport event that's happening in April at the National Museum of Australia with funding secured by Liz Lea, our Artistic Director.  

It was great to see old faces returning and new faces arriving to try out our range of classes in Term 1. Belly dancing is back.  The popular Fantastic Fans is on again.  And for those wanting to start ballet, the beginners classes are now on Fridays and Sundays (taking the place of Ballet Basics). There is, therefore, an extra Ballet Elementary class on Wednesdays.  GOLDs too have a new beginners class on Wednesday mornings.  On Sundays at 3.30 pm CDT has introduced multicultural classes, 5 weeks at a time. We are starting with Traditional Korean Fan Dancing so praps you'd like to give that a go? Other interesting cross cultural dance experiences will be announced as they evolve so watch this space.  But you can expect Bollywood classes in the second half of the term.

On a more practical note, CDT relies heavily on (and very much values) the help of our admin people. They come in before classes to register all the students for each class, record attendance, take the money and make sure everything balances.  It's a big responsibility which we reward with a free dance class each time they do it.   At the moment we're looking for someone to do admin on Wednesdays.  That's the Belly Dancing class at 6.00pm followed by the Ballet Elementary Class at 7.30 pm.  You'd need to start at about 5.35pm.   Please let us know if you are interested.  Full training will be provided.  

Upcoming events On Sunday, 14 February at 2pm, CDT has a stunning array of multicultural dance styles on display at he National Multicultural Festival 2016!  Bellydance, Fan dancing, Korean, African, Ballet and more! Come on down to UNITY STAGE 7 on Landing Akuna Street.
Workshops The previous day - Saturday 13 February we are running two exciting workshops at the CDT studio.  Tammi Gissell will provide an Indigenous workshop and Ralf is returning to CDT with more contact improvisation.  Check out 'Workshops' on this website for more details.

Fee Structure for 2016
There are no changes in the fee structure this year.  See Fees.