Melbourne Classical Ballet Classes

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Director’s Welcome

One of Australia’s most influential dance training institutions, The National Ballet School is the home of Melbourne classical ballet classes and has cultivated the talents of more than 16,000 young dancers over more than 80 years.

Whether you are looking to become a professional ballet dancer or just love to dance for the physical and mental benefits, we have the right classes, training, and opportunities to provide each student the appropriate pathway to best achieve their individual goals.

Our supportive, creative teaching staff are some of Australia’s most experienced industry professionals who are passionate about teaching and preparing the dancers of the future. We welcome students of all ages, genders and skill levels.

Experience the thrill of learning and performing on The National Theatre’s very own heritage stage and reap the rewards that come with taking part in the performing arts. Our Melbourne classical ballet classes help you will build confidence and self-expression, meet new friends and enjoy a sense of achievement.

Damian Smith - Artistic Director

Damian Smith
Artistic Director

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2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 30 January – Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April – Saturday 24 June
Term 3: Monday 10 July – Saturday 16 September
Term 4: Monday 2 October – Saturday 9 December


Enrolments for Term 2 of 2023 are now open.
Current students can book classes here (link to be provided)
All Classes must be paid in full and in advance of the beginning of each Term.
Payment Plans are available upon request. Discounts are available for sibling bookings and when booking more than three classes per week.