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

Bellydance Classes on Wednesdays - Cancelled

Unfortunately we are not running the Bellydance Dance Classes for the rest of Term 2.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

CDT Winter Warmer End of Term 2 gig 2015

7.30, Friday 3rd July @ CDT Studios, $5 Members and $10 non Members.

All dance styles doing their thing to warm up Chilly Canberra - an big community dance effort! We have our Hilal, GOLD, CDTeens, Ballet, Burlesque and Belly dancers all ready and prepared to give you a fabulous show. Come along to dance, delight and meet other CDT dancers and their families.

Winter Ballet School

Announcing our teachers for Holiday Ballet School;

week of 6th July; Margaret Taylor

week of 13th July; Kate Levy

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

Classical Indian Dance Workshop

3-5pm, Sunday 12th July @ CDT Studios, $30 only!

Bharata Natyam is a South Indian dance style that exudes elegance, style and power. Join visiting International artist Shahrin Johry from Singapore for 2 hours of dance bliss exploring the depths of classical Indian technique - a must for all ballet dancers also as the lines and placement are very similar... the founder of modern Bharata Natyam trained here in Australia with the Anna Pavlova Company in the early 1920's when they were on tour.

India Meets! Indian Dance performance

7pm, Friday 17th July @ CDT Studios, tickets for $15 or $10 concession.

An evening of classical Indian dance with Shahrin, Jenni White, Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Liz Lea, the GOLDs and the CDTeens, who will premiere the new work they are going to be creating while Shahrin is in residence at CDT the week of 13-17th July

Ballet Blast

10-12pm Saturday 18th July @ CDT Studios $30

The divine Lauren Vieira is going to take you through your paces for a Winter Warming Blast of Ballet.  Always such a glorious dancer, she is taking time out of her school to give CDT dancers a fresh injection of techinique, drama and poise!

Tutu How to...

12-2pm Saturday 18th July @ CDT Studios - tickets by donation

Ever wondered how to make a tutu? fold a flower? or stitch n ..... Join us at the Studio to learn some nifty skills in creating and designing your own costumes.

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 $17 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