Classes

Join a CDT class any time…CDT dance terms run for ten weeks with the ACT school terms with extra holiday classes. All CDT classes are suitable for ages 16+ except CDTeens classes, which are for 12 – 20 years. Classes follow a term plan, so for your best benefit CDT encourages regular attendance from the beginning of the term.image of feet dancing Term classes will run on public holidays by prior arrangement by teachers and students. Private classes can be arranged on request but are subject to the availability of the studio and an appropriate teacher.

CDT Timetable Term 4 2017

(Monday 9 October to Sunday 17 December)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
GOLDs
Class

10.30 – 11.50am

Stretch Therapy** 6.30 – 7.15am GOLDs
Class

10.30 – 11.50am
Stretch Therapy** 6.30 – 7.30am CDT Teens
(12-20yrs) with Amy Macris & Luke Mulders; 10.00 – 11.00am
 
 Stretch Therapy** 12.30 – 1.30pm Stretch Therapy** 12.15 – 1.15pm Lunchtime Ballet
Elementary

with Toni Allen; 12.15 – 1.15pm
GOLDs
Repertoire / Rehearsal

12.30 – 1.30pm
  Ballet Intermediate/
Advanced

with Toni Allen; 11.30am – 12.50pm.
 
        Ballet
Beginners

with Brook Tsai; 2.00 – 3.20pm
Contemporary
Beginner/Elementary

with Philip Piggin; 6.00 – 7.20pm
Fabulous Fans
With Jazida; Feather fans in Term 4 6:00 – 7:20pm
AfroFunk with Gretel Burgess: 6.00 – 7.20pm Ballet
Intermediate

with Toni Allen; 6.00 – 7.20pm
Ballet
Beginners/ Elementary

With Amy Macris; 6.00 – 7.20pm
Performance Group  with Jacqui Simmonds; 1:30 – 4:30pm, 7, 21 & 28 October; 11 & 18 November; 2 & 9 December. Interested dancers are encouraged to make a commitment for all weeks.

Ballet
Elementary

with Toni Allen; 7.30 – 9.30pm. Includes extra time at the end for pointe practice with Toni
Hilal Contemporary
Egyptian

with Danielle Cook Terms 1 & 4, Rachael Hilton Terms 2 & 3; 7.30 – 8.50pm
Ballet
Beginners

with Elizabeth Fellows; 7.30 – 8.50pm
Contemporary
Intermediate/Open

with Jacqui Simmonds; 7.30 – 8.50pm
   
             

*Parents Tinies and Toddlers will not be held in Term 4 due to low numbers.

** Stretch Therapy is a resident hirer of the CDT studio. Contact Ben Brikcius, 0434 399 700, ben@strengthandflex.com.au

The full Studio Calendar has hirer listings as well.

New dancers

Unsure of which class you’d like to take? Pay for the first one then try them all for a whole week! See the admin staff about 10-15 minutes before class to sign up (Regular $22/Concession $18) then and show the receipt for any other class for the following week. Ask our lovely admins for further details. And… in addition to a physical workout, dance is an excellent exercise in mental well-being. Check out our FAQs and Notes for First-Timers.

CDT is a member of Ausdance ACT and follows the Australian Guidelines for Teaching Dance, as published by Ausdance National, and the Code of Ethics for Dance Teachers. All classes have warm-ups and cool-downs.

We encourage feedback about classes and teachers directly to the office staff or to office.canberradancetheatre@gmail.com. Have a compliment or a gripe? Let the office staff know quickly so we can pass it on.

Term classes will run on public holidays by prior arrangement by teachers and students.

Workshops

Oliver Ransan-ElliottTeacher PL with Oliver Ransan-Elliot 1pm to 4pm, Saturday 15 July 2017

We were very fortunate to have Oliver as our teacher for the afternoon. Oliver is an experienced physiotherapist and Pilates instructor with a background in dance – he was a dancer with the Australian Ballet Company and the West Australian Ballet Company. He has a special interest in rehabilitation for dancers. Oliver is well qualified to offer us an expert perspective on the topic of our workshop: biomechanics and dance.

Through this lens we explored what can be learned from current academic literature and how we can take these insights into teaching a variety of styles of dance. We examined what it means to be fit for dance, ways of assisting our students to increase their fitness (flexibility, strength and endurance) and decrease their risk of injury. We also touched on the science of pain.

Free to 2017 CDT teachers, $75 to others, all welcome.

Term Dates 2017

  • Term 1 Monday 30 January to Sunday 9 April
  • Term 2 Monday 24 April to Sunday 2 July
  • Term 3 Monday 17 July to Sunday 24 September
  • Term 4 Monday 9 October to Sunday 17 December

Public Holidays 2017

  • Thursday 26 January (Australia Day)
  • Monday 13 March (Canberra Day)
  • Friday Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 14-17 April (Easter)
  • Tuesday 25 April (Anzac Day)
  • Monday 12 June (Queen’s Birthday)
  • Monday 25 September (Family & Community Day)
  • Monday 2 October (Labour Day)
  • Monday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day)
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