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.

(CDT conducts workshops with visiting dance artists all the time – stay in touch)

CDT Timetable Term 2, 2017

(Monday 24 April to Sunday 2 July)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10.30 – 11.50am
Parents, Tinies
& Toddlers

with Jane Ingall; 10.00 – 11.00am
Stretch Therapy** 6.30 – 7.15am GOLDs

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

with Toni Allen; 12.15 – 1.15pm
Repertoire / Rehearsal

12.30 – 1.30pm
  Ballet Intermediate/

with Toni Allen; 11.30am – 12.50pm. May include occasional repertoire add-on with Kathryn Harper
  Yoga for Dancers with Jacqui Simmonds; 4:00 – 5:20pm      Ballet

with Amy Macris; 2.00 – 3.20pm

with Philip Piggin; 6.00 – 7.20pm
Fabulous Fans
With Jazida; 6:00 – 7:20pm
TBA 6.00 – 7.20pm Ballet

with Toni Allen; 6.00 – 7.20pm
Beginners/ Elementary

6.00 – 7.20pm
Performance class  with Jacqui Simmonds; 1:30 – 4:30pm May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17, July 1


with Toni Allen; 7.30 – 9.00pm. Includes extra time at the end for pointe practice
Hilal Contemporary

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

with Elizabeth Fellows; 7.30 – 8.50pm

with Jacqui Simmonds; 7.30 – 8.50pm

*Parents Tinies and Toddlers is held at St Margarets Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Antill St and Phillip Ave, Hackett

** Stretch Therapy is a resident hirer of the CDT studio. Contact Ben Brikcius, 0434 399 700,

The full Studio Calendar has hirers 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.

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, to, or through the contact function on the contact page. 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.


Hip Hop with Will Tran 5pm to 6.30pm, Saturdays 3 & 24 June

Hip Hop/Urban Choreography is vastly becoming one of the most popular genre’s of dance. Popularised by music videos, tv shows and movies, Hip Hop is the voice of new aspiring dancers to get into the studio and begin their dance journey. Whether you are a seasoned performer or a budding dancer, Hip Hop is a dance style that is accessible for all ages and levels of dance. In these dance workshops you will have the opportunity to touch upon different facets of Hip Hop including; Groove and Choreography. These workshops are catered to all dancers to explore in a fun and educational environment!
These are 90 minute workshops – PRE-REGISTER NOW at the CDT office by email or phone $25 for everyone. Want to see Will’s style?

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

We are 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 will explore what can be learned from current academic literature and how we can take these insights into teaching a variety of styles of dance. We will examine 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 will also touch on the science of pain.

Free to 2017 CDT teachers, $75 to others, all welcome. Please rsvp to either Jacqui or Neil by Monday 10th July.

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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