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Dance classes for adults in Canberra
Ballet ∙ Contemporary ∙ Hilal Dance ∙ Belly Dance
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.

Dance with us!

Winter Break


CDT’s regular classes are break from Monday 8 July to Sunday 21 July inclusive. Regular classes will resume on Monday 22 July.

Special classes will be held during the break, including Winter Ballet! Check class times on Bookeo by clicking the Book Now button to see available classes and up-to-date class timetables.

Winter Ballet

We are delighted to welcome Margaret Taylor back to teach ballet classes during the winter break, book in on Bookeo. Classes will be held 6:00 PM to 7:20 PM on:
• Tuesday 9 and 16 July 
• Thursday 11 and 18 July

Canberra Dance Theatre is the place for community dance in Canberra – and you can join us at anytime! With our community in 2023, we celebrated 45 years of dancing in Canberra:

New classes – Contemporary Belly Dance and Sword Dance

Bronwyn Buasavanh

Join Bronwyn Buasavanh for open level Contemporary Belly Dance class on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, open to all – learn foundation movements for belly dance or perfect your technique.

Sword Dance follows at 7:30 PM. Students will be invited to stretch themselves with more challenging dance technique and by adding props such as veils, finger cymbals, and of course…swords!

CDT Strategic Plan 2024-2028

The CDT Board has released the CDT Strategic Plan 2024-2028, which will guide the development of our organisation over the next few years. The Board invites members to read the Strategic Plan, which will be reviewed regularly by the Board and will be refreshed annually.

Would you like to work with CDT?

CDT is keen to hear from dance and movement teachers who would like to work with us. We’re keen to hear from:

  • 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

Recent performance

Communities Dancing Together: CDT’s 45th Anniversary

Watch the full film:

Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate our 45th birthday in Civic Square on Sunday 15 October 2023, it was a fabulous party! LINK TO PHOTOS There are 1000+ photos taken on the day – if you share any of these photos, please be sure to credit Andrew Sikorski.

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.

Australian Dance Week 2023 logo

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.

Dancers in the CDT Studio

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

Canberra Dance Theatre is a registered charity.