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


 Classes Start back on Monday 27th for Term 2

Even though, for some, Monday is a public holiday - we will still be starting classes then. We look forward to seeing you all to warm up in the autumn weather!

African Classes on Sundays - Postponed

Unfortunately we are not running the African Dance Classes in Term 2.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

Dance Week 3-10 May 2015

GOLDs will perform at Belconnen Arts Centre on Sunday 3rd May time tbc.

Ballet Expose! Come and see our talented ballet dancers perform to celebrate Dance Week.
CDT Studio on Friday 8th May at 7.45pm.  This is a free event.

GOLDS Launch

GOLDs (over 55s contemporary dance) will perform at the Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton on Monday 4 May 2015.

The event is to launch the GOLD company prior to their overseas tour and to celebrate the showing of Sue Healey's beautiful documentary - The Golds - alongside other films and performances.

The event is free but booking is essential - http:/


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



The GOLD over 55 dance classes are for people who love to move and enjoy a social environment. Established 4 years ago with an ACT Health Grant these classes work on strength, poise and flexibility of the body, mind and spirit. 

Stay a while and join the company...

The GOLD Company are a group of over 55's who love to move, laugh, create and perform. A 10 week dance project has turned into a way of life and we have over 30 regular class members, three classes a week and have commissioned 8 nationally and internationally recognised choreographers. Performances include the National Gallery of Australia, Portrait Gallery, CSIRO Discovery, Floriade and the Multicultural Festival.