Dance Classes

Ballet, Contemporary, Hilal and K-Pop. GOLD classes for those 55 years and over; CDTribe for young people with additional needs. Plus workshops in a range of styles.

2021 Dance Class Timetable

Dance Styles

Adult Dance Classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Hilal and K-Pop, plus workshops in these and other styles.

Dance Styles

Adult Ballet

ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BALLET? Want to get back into it? Don't be shy - try CDT's adult classes: beginners, elementary, intermediate/ advanced. 8 classes a week, at least one every day!



CONTEMPORARY CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES. Take a class! CDT has been teaching and performing contemporary dance since 1978.

Dance classes for adults in Canberra

Ballet ∙ Contemporary ∙ Hilal Dance ∙ K-Pop
GOLD for over 55s ∙ CDTribe for young people with additional needs

Canberra Dance Theatre acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who are the traditional custodians of the Kamberri/Canberra region. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

2023 with CDT – dance with us!

Join in anytime – no sign-up fees or contracts! Check Bookeo by clicking the Book Now button to see available classes and up-to-date class timetables.

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Would you like to teach at CDT in 2024?

CDT is keen to hear from dance and movement teachers who would like to work with us. For 2024, we’re looking for:

  • Dance teachers for ballet, contemporary and other dance styles. CDT offers competitive pay and working arrangements;
  • Dance and movement teachers to offer one-off or multi-day workshops;
  • Artists to join our Artist in Residence program.

If you have a proposal, or would like to chat about an idea, please contact Jacqui at

Communities Dancing Together: CDT’s 45th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate our 45th birthday in Civic Square on Sunday 15 October. It was a fabulous party!

LINK TO PHOTOS | There are 1000+ photos taken on the day by Andrew Sikorski. If you share any of these photos, please be sure to credit Andrew Sikroski. Video coming soon!

    Recent performances

    Australian Dance Week 2023

    Sunday 7 May 2023 | CDT performed at the National Portrait Gallery as part of Ausdance ACT’s Identity, with performances from:
    REVEL with new work From, Amongst, Within
    GOLD with the new work Leaning, Rippling, Breathing
    CDTribe performing Today I Am
    Follow the links to watch the dances and learn more.

    Out of the Frame

    Photo: Art Atelier

    Canberra Dance Theatre presented a program of six dances responding to the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture, expanding on the still moments captured in the frames of portraits.

    Works from the Ballet, CDTribe, Contemporary, GOLD, Hilal and K-Pop groups were performed on 22 and 23 October 2022. Watch the dances and read more about Out of the Frame.

    Strength and Flexibility with Ben Brikcius

    Stretching, core strength, back care, RSI recovery.
    Feel great and train your body to greater strength and flexibility. Mondays 12:30pm – 1:30pm and Tuesdays 12:15pm – 1:15pm at the CDT Studio. Visit Ben’s website for more information.

    Hire our Studio
    Our beautiful studio is available for community and commercial hire outside of regular class times.

    Let’s look after everyone’s health and safety. Read CDT’s COVID Safety Plan.

    Canberra Dance Theatre is a registered charity