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

Term 3 Dance Classes
The timetable for Term 3 is now available. The new classes scheduled for next term (Chinese and Mums and Bubs African dance) will now be delayed until Term 4. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Hilal Workshop

Discover what it’s all about! A rare opportunity to experience Hilal Dance with master dance artist Suraya Hilal direct from Italy. Hilal Dance a modern-day dance form developed by international dance artist Suraya Hilal, is related to the aesthetic which underlies Arab/Egyptian art and Eastern knowledge and wisdom of the body. Experience first-hand from European based master artist Suraya Hilal, an organic body training system which integrates dynamic postural awareness, fluidity, musicality and improvisation. Click HERE for more information.


Coming up at CDT on the eve of 27th September... lots of fabulous dancing women to make your heart and mind sing!


We have the most fabulous line up for Floraide on Sunday 28th September at 3.15 - 4.25. Burlesque, Quake Belly dance, Hilal, ballet, CDTeens, GOLD and more!!

CDTs Spring School! Ballet, Ballet, Ballet!!

This Spring we will be bringing you classes from the quite exquisite Margaret Taylor - yes, she of the fabulously fast legs...

Tues 30th September; 6pm Beginners, 7.30pm Elementary
Wed 1st October; 6pm Elementary, 7.30pm Intermediate
Thurs 2nd October; 6pm, Intermediate 7.30pm Beginners
Tues 7th October; 6pm Beginners, 7.30pm Elementary
Wed 8th October; 6pm Elementary, 7.30pm Intermediate
Thurs 9th October; 6pm, Intermediate 7.30pm Beginners

Margaret Taylor was born in Pretoria South Africa. Her initial training was in the Cecchetti method with Diana Ward. Subsequently she studied with Ken Yeatman and Gillian Joubert at the Pretoria School for Art, Ballet and Music and later with Vikki Karras and Jane Allyn. She completed examinations in both Cecchetti and RAD to the Advanced level. She joined PACT Ballet in 1983 where she danced in most of the classical ballets including Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and many others. Her most loved ballet was Choo San Goh’s “In the Glow of the Night”. She made a career change and left the company and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Margaret and her family moved to Australia in 2001 and have been working and living in Canberra since then. Margaret still has a passion for classical ballet which she indulges whenever she is able.

Burlesque Classes

The Canberra Dance Theatre is running Burlesque classes on Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:20pm. Starting on Tuesday 22 July, the term runs until 23 September and costs $180 (plus an annual membership fee of $40). The classes are a good laugh, great fun and cover the charleston and the art of fan dancing. If you are interested, come along and try it. Or if you know women who would be interested, let them know or bring them along.

New Teacher - Ballet Beginners Class on Sunday

From Week 1 in Term 3 there will be a new teacher for the Beginner's Ballet class held on Sunday at 2pm. We are delighted to have Kate Levy join the CDT teaching team – she will bring her particular skills to Sunday Beginner Ballet classes. Kate has many years experience as a professional contemporary dancer and has worked with companies such as Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move and Opera Australia.

Dementia Fundraising

The Gold's are at it again, helping to make a film raising funds and awareness for Dementia. Check out the video here.