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!

Classes

Contemporary

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 ∙ 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.


Celebrate Australian Dance Week at CDT

29 April to 5 May

Do you have a friend keen to try a class at CDT? For new students, your first class is free. Then pay for one and try as many others as you would like for the rest of the week.

Current students have a treat too: try for free a class that you haven’t attended before. Our admin assistants will assist you to book in. 

Once again, Ausdance ACT has developed a fabulous program to celebrate Australian Dance Week. See the full program here.


Dance with us in 2024!

Check class times on Bookeo by clicking the Book Now button to see available classes and up-to-date class timetables.

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

Starting on Tuesday 30 January, Bronwyn Buasavanh will be teaching an open level Contemporary Belly Dance class 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!


Would you like to work at CDT in 2024?

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 office.canberadancetheatre@gmail.com


CDT 2023 Annual Report | Strategic Plan 2024-2028

The Board presented the 2023 Annual Report to members at the Annual General Meeting held on 28 April 2024.

The draft CDT Strategic Plan 2024-2028 has been circulated to members for information and comment. The Strategic Plan 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. Link: CDT Strategic Plan 2024-2028 – Draft


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.


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.

Canberra Dance Theatre is a registered charity