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

Debora Di Centa is teaching Thursday Intermediate class this week.

Ballet Spring School

holiday classes have been announced! Weeks of 29th September and 5th October with Olivia Fyfe.

Tuesdays; 6pm Beginners, 7.30pm Elementary
Wednesdays; 6pm Elementary, 7.30pm Intermediate
Thursdays; 6pm, Intermediate 7.30pm Beginners

Olivia is a performer and teacher based in Canberra. A WAAPA graduate she also trained in Taiwan at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Olivia continues to perform and make her own work alongside teaching at several schools. Her classes are fun, technical, high energy and designed to get a good sweat on.

Contemporary Dance workshop

a three hour workshop with contemporary dance theatre maestro Martin del Amo is on offer for all comers;

Saturday 10th October 10-1pm @ CDT Studios; Cost $35. Please register at

Martin del Amo, originally from Germany, is a Sydney-based dancer and choreographer. He is the 2015 recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. His work has toured nationally and internationally (UK, Japan, Brazil).

Change of CLASSES for TERM 4....

6-7.30pm Tuesdays; Showgirl Style - with a focus on Fabulous Fans!!

Learn how the lines of the body can be gloriously lengthened and aligned to bring out your inner Goddess. A strong core work out, stretching, strength, style and combinations. Bring heels and sense of humour. Men and Women welcome.  - replacing Burlesque but similar!

6-7.30pm Wednesday; Bellydance classes return

after a hiatus in Term 3 shimmies return to CDT in their full glory with the divine Brooke Giles. Join her for 10 weeks of fun and a serious workout with style and elegance.

7.30 - 8.50 Thursday; Intermedaite Contemporary

Taught by the talented Debora Di Centa in Term 4 - demanding, engaging and pyical - use your body and mind in synergy in this fun and enaging class.

1.30 - 3pm Saturdays; Ballet Repertoire

Katherine Brady will teach sections of Classical Ballet Repertoire for the first 5 weeks of term

Fee Structure for 2015

 Please see below for 2015 rates:

CDT Membership Fees    
Regular (Full Year) $45 Expires Dec 2015
Concession (Full Year) $35 Expires Dec 2015
Regular (Joining after 1st July) $25 Expires Dec 2015
Concession (Joining after 1st July) $20 Expires Dec 2015
Dance Class Fees    
Casual (Regular) $22 Per Class
Casual (Concession) $18 Per Class
CDTeens & Jumpin' Moves $15 Per Class
Parents, Tinies & Toddlers $15 Per Class/Per Family
GOLD Choreography & Technique $18 Per Class
GOLD Rehearsal $10 Per Class
10 Class Dance Card Fees    
Regular $195 Valid for 6 Months
Concession $155 Valid for 6 Months
CDTeens & Jumpin' Moves $140 Valid for 6 Months
GOLD Choreography & Technique $155 Valid for 6 Months
GOLD Rehearsal $100 Valid for 6 Months