Holidays & Workshops

CDT offers Holiday classes each term break – usual prices! at the CDT Studio!

Don’t go without dance during the break. We hate to see dancers deprived, so there’s plenty of classes at CDT. Even if some of the regular teachers take a holiday, there are special guest teachers to brighten your days.

Winter Ballet and Contemporary – Classes for 3 to 16 July

As at 22 June 2017

Week 1:  3-7 July Week 2: 10-14 July
Mon evening Teacher for the evening: Alison Plevey
6.00pm – Contemporary Dance Technique
7.30pm – Experimentation with composition and Improvisation
Teacher for the evening: Alison Plevey
6.00pm – Contemporary Dance Technique
7.30pm – Experimentation with composition and Improvisation
Tue evening  nil Teacher: Rachael Hilton
6.00pm – Winter Warm-Up with Hilal
Wed Lunchtime Teacher: Toni Allen
12.15pm – Lunchtime Ballet
Teacher: Azrianne Rahman
12.15pm – Lunchtime Ballet
Wed evening Teacher for the evening: Dominique Wood-Ward
6.00pm – Ballet Intermediate
7.30pm – Ballet Beginner
Teacher: Gretel Burgess
6.00pm – AfroFunk
Wed evening Teacher: Elizabeth Fellows
7.30pm – Ballet Beginner
Thurs evening Teacher for the evening: Dominique Wood-Ward
6pm – Ballet intermediate
7.30pm – Beginner/
Intermediate Contemporary
Teacher: TBA
6pm – Ballet intermediate
Thurs evening Teacher: Jacqui Simmonds
7.30pm Intermediate Contemporary
Fri  nil  nil


Alison Plevey

6-7:20pm: Contemporary Dance Technique

Suitable for all those with some dance experience.

A playful and creative technique class experimenting with forces at work on the body, including swing, fall, inertia and flow. We’ll learn phrases that venture into the floor, across the floor and fly high.

7:30-8.50pm: Experimentation with composition and improvisation

Building on from an exploration of technical phrase material in the previous session, we engage in guided improvisations designed to open the possibilities of your mind and body and unlock your own creative capacity.

In an integration of these processes we craft short dances in groups, utilising the set material and improvisation as the tools.

Dominique Wood Ward

Dominique is interested in ballet as a challenge to the body as well as the mind. She will provide a strong focus on technique to increase functional performance and reduce injury risk.

Join beginner ballet to cover the foundations of classical ballet, challenge your musicality and stay warm this winter.

Intermediate class will build on your technique with new and challenging combinations.

Stick around for contemporary to improve your fluidity in floor work as well as use of space as we get moving this winter school holidays.

CDTeens Winter Holiday workshop

With Amy and Michelle Forman. Sat 8 July: 10.00-3.00pm including a 1 hour lunch break; Sun 9 July: 12.00-4.00pm including a 30 min tea break and the last 30 minutes of Sunday will be a showing for parents. Cost $80 – please confirm early to avoid disappointment! More details here.






Autumn 2017 – Ballet and Contemporary

With special guest teachers Tara Chapman (Ballet) and Olivia Fyfe (Contemporary).Tara and Olivia are both graduates of WAAPA and brought extensive experience to their classes (you may see Olivia dancing with the Australian Dance Party).

Tara Chapman

 Tara Chapman (Ballet)


Olivia Fyfe (Contemporary)

Summer 2017

Ballet and contemporary every summer, and January 2017 was no exception. Three amazing teachers. Laura Pearce (week 1) and Sally Pinder (Week 2) taking Ballet, and the extraordinary artists and dance teacher Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM for Contemporary both weeks. Laura is well-known to CDT students as a teacher at National Capital Ballet, QL2, and a Board member of Ausdance ACT. Sally is a highly experienced ballet teacher, founder of Pointe2pointe studio, and member of IADMS. Elizabeth is the founder of Australian Dance Theatre and a pioneer of Contemporary in Australia and the world. She subsequently founded Mirramu Dance Company. CDT was fortunate to have her home from teaching in Taiwan and Europe.

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