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2022 Dance Classes

If you love to dance – or you’d love to try – The National Theatre Ballet School welcomes students of all ages, genders and skill levels. Experience the thrill of learning and performing on The National Theatre’s very own beautiful heritage stage and reap the rewards that come with taking part in the performing arts. You will build confidence and self-expression, meet new friends and enjoy a sense of achievement.

The National Theatre Ballet School has been training dancers for over 80 years. 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. Classes include the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap and Ballet Extension Programs. We also hold regular School Holiday Programs throughout the year.

If you’d like to check which class is right for you, please talk with our friendly staff and arrange a free trial (subject to availability). Or if you know the class you would like to try, please use the button below to submit your request.

2022 Term 1 enrolments NOW OPEN!!!

If you would like to book a trial class outside of Weeks 1 or 2, please email the office at enquiries@nationaltheatre.org.au and we will check the latest availability.

2022 Term Dates

Term 1:  Monday 31 January – Saturday 9 April

Term 2:  Tuesday 26 April – Saturday 25 June

Term 3:  Monday 11 July – Saturday 17 September

Term 4:  Monday 3 October – Saturday 10 December

Current Students – please book through your portal!

2022 Classes

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 3 classes per week.

Current Students – please book through your portal!

PRE SCHOOL CLASSES

LITTLE NASHIES  (3-4yrs)
Tuesday 9:45am – 10:30am   OR   Saturday 10:45am – 11:30am
Price per Class: $18.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Little Nashies is the ultimate dance theatre class for 3 to 4 year olds – a unique and inspiring mixture of dance, musical theatre, storytelling, drama and singing.

Little Nashies is a unique class which develops musical appreciation with a combination of music introduced: this could be the presence of a pianist or an introduction to a musical instrument that helps stimulate the students’ imaginations with a wide range of sounds and musical styles.

The holistic Pre School Program is developed for strong engagement, musicality, confidence building, imagination, exploring ideas together and expressing creativity – all while having fun and making new friends. It is an introduction to all aspects of performing arts at The National Theatre Ballet School and Drama School. Both Schools have built this Program together as a stepping stone into further exploration of their offerings.

DANCE PLAY  (4-5yrs)
Monday 4:15pm – 5:00pm   OR   
Saturday 10:00am – 10:45am
Price per Class: $20.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This Pre School Program will introduce children to the basics of Classical Ballet through creativity, storytelling, and imagination. Dance Play is tailored to the young child who has already had their 4th birthday and prepares all students for entry into the Junior School.

BALLET FOR ALL

BALLET PRINCIPLES  (Youth)
Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Price per Class: $25
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Perfect for beginners!

This class is ideal for students who are new to Ballet and would like to learn the basic foundations of Ballet technique. 

Students will be guided by the teacher to discover the correct requirements such as posture, turn-out, coordination and line. This class is also suitable for students who can only commit to once-a-week training but would like to keep up their Ballet technique.

BALLET ADULT  (18+yrs)
Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class is ideal for the discerning adult who would like to try Ballet for the first time, or the adult learner who wishes to improve on their existing skills. The mind, body and spirit will be challenged through coordinated enchainments as well as focusing on the foundational elements of Classical Ballet such as posture, turn-out and coordination.

Experienced dancers may also wish to enrol in the Ballet Senior Open Class.

BALLET SENIOR OPEN  (Open)
Saturday 11:30am – 1:00pm
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class is suitable for all full-time and pre-professional dancers of advanced level. It is also ideal for professional dancers who want to keep up their training and conditioning.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (RAD)

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD PRE PRIMARY  (5-6yrs)
Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm   OR   Saturday 9:00am – 10:00am  (1 Class per week)
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

RAD Pre Primary Ballet will give your young dancer a solid foundation and introduction to learning Classical Ballet. This lesson is designed for students who can attend once a week and have had their 5th birthday.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD PRIMARY  (6-7yrs)
Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm   AND   Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $23.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the first formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

RAD Primary Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. This level will educate the student in a more formal way and build on the skills to be able to perform a series of prepared Ballet exercises. They will learn the basics of secure posture, correct weight placement, coordination, control, line, spatial awareness, and dynamics of Classical Ballet.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD GRADE 1  (7-8yrs)
Monday 4:30pm – 5:30pm   AND   Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

RAD Grade 1 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. They will also attend an intensive study workshop to prepare for the RAD Examination or Class Award.

Students will develop a well-rounded understanding of Classical Ballet technique appropriate for their age range while nurturing their awareness of artistry and dynamics through music. The syllabus will promote the joy of movement, creative interpretation, and a sense of dance and performance quality.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD GRADE 2  (8-9yrs)    
Monday 4:30pm – 5:30pm   AND   Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours. 

Prerequisite: RAD Grade 1 or equivalent. Students must have completed their RAD Grade 1 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Grade 2 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. They will also attend an intensive study workshop to prepare for the RAD Examination or Class Award.

Students will develop a well-rounded understanding of Classical Ballet technique appropriate for their age range while nurturing the awareness of artistry and dynamics through music. The syllabus will promote the joy of movement, creative interpretation and a sense of dance and performance quality. Students will also learn a Character Dance as part of their Examination work.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD GRADE 3  (9-10yrs) 
Monday 5:45pm – 7:15pm   AND   Wednesday 5:45pm – 7:15pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Grade 2 or equivalent. Students must have completed their RAD Grade 2 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Grade 3 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. They will also attend an intensive study workshop to prepare for the RAD Examination or Class Award.

Students will develop a well-rounded understanding of Classical Ballet technique appropriate for their age range while nurturing the awareness of artistry and dynamics through music. The syllabus will promote the joy of movement, creative interpretation, and a sense of dance and performance quality. Students will also learn a Character Dance as part of their Examination work. 

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD GRADE 4  (10-11yrs)   
Monday 5:45pm – 7:15pm   AND   Wednesday 5:45pm – 7:15pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Grade 3 or equivalent. Students must have completed their RAD Grade 3 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Grade 4 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. They will also attend an intensive study workshop to prepare for the RAD Examination or Class Award.

Students will develop a higher level and well-rounded understanding of Classical Ballet technique appropriate for their age range while nurturing the awareness of artistry and dynamics through music. The syllabus will promote the joy of movement, creative interpretation, and a sense of dance and performance quality. Students will also learn a Character Dance as part of their Examination work.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD GRADE 5  (11-12yrs)
Monday 5:45pm – 7:15pm   AND   Wednesday 5:45pm – 7:15pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Grade 4 or equivalent. Students must have completed their RAD Grade 4 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Grade 5 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week. They will also attend an intensive study workshop to prepare for the RAD Examination or Class Award.

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • Perform a series of prepared Ballet exercises with secure posture, correct weight placement, coordination, control, line, spatial awareness and dynamics
  • Dance in time and respond to the music
  • Dance with expression and communication
  • Perform two dances.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION  (12-13yrs)    
TUESDAY 6:30pm – 8:00pm   AND   Friday 4:30pm – 6:00pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Grade 5 (5 years equivalent training). Students must have completed their RAD Grade 5 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week in preparation for the 1st Vocational Level Examination.

Students will need to demonstrate Classical Ballet at a high level including pointe work. Through the stated elements of assessment, the syllabus will help identify the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, such as core stability, weight placement, turnout and line. The awareness of artistry, dynamics and musicality is promoted through inspired set exercises and a Variation that will motivate students preparing for their Examination work.

Students will explore the joy in movement, creative interpretation, and performance quality.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD INTERMEDIATE  (13+yrs)
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm   AND   Friday 4:30pm – 6:00pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Intermediate Foundation (6 years equivalent training). Students must have completed their RAD Intermediate Foundation Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Intermediate Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week in preparation for the 2nd Vocational Level Examination.

Students will need to demonstrate Classical Ballet at a high level including pointe work. Through the stated elements of assessment, the syllabus will help identify the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, such as core stability, weight placement, turnout and line. The awareness of artistry, dynamics, and musicality is promoted through inspired set exercises and a Variation that will motivate students preparing for their Examination work.

Students will explore the joy in movement, creative interpretation, and performance quality.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD ADVANCED FOUNDATION  (14+yrs)    
TUESDAY 4:30pm – 6:00pm   AND   Friday 6:00pm – 7:30pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Intermediate (7 years equivalent training). Students must have completed their RAD Intermediate Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Advanced Foundation Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week in preparation for the 3rd Vocational Level Examination. Students will need to demonstrate a more mature and a much higher level of understanding of Classical and Pointe work technique.

Through the stated elements of assessment, the syllabus will help identify the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, such as core stability, weight placement, turnout and line. The awareness of artistry, dynamics and musicality is promoted through inspired set exercises and a Variation en pointe. 

Students will explore and be motivated by the joy of advanced movements, creative interpretation, and performance quality.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD ADVANCED 1  (14+yrs)    
TUESDAY 4:30pm – 6:00pm   AND   Friday 6:00pm – 7:30pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Advanced Foundation (8 years equivalent training). Students must have completed their RAD Advanced Foundation Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Advanced 1 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week in preparation for the 4th Vocational Level Examination. Students will need to demonstrate a more mature and a much higher level of understanding of the Classical and Pointe work technique.

Through the stated elements of assessment, the syllabus will help identify the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, such as core stability, weight placement, turnout and line. The awareness of artistry, dynamics, and musicality is promoted through inspired set exercises and a Variation en pointe.

Students will explore and be motivated by the joy of advanced movements, creative interpretation and performance quality.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE  –  RAD ADVANCED 2  (14+yrs)    
TUESDAY 3:00pm – 4:30pm   AND   Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm  (2 Classes per week)*
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*To be eligible for the formal RAD Examination or Class Award, students must undertake the recommended training hours.

Prerequisite: RAD Advanced 1 (9 years equivalent training). Students must have completed their RAD Advanced 1 Examination or an equivalent level in another syllabus.

RAD Advanced 2 Ballet students will learn the syllabus through 2 carefully constructed lessons per week in preparation for the 5th Vocational Level Examination. Students will need to demonstrate a more mature and a much higher level of understanding of the Classical and Pointe work technique.

Through the stated elements of assessment, the syllabus will help identify the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, such as core stability, weight placement, turnout and line. The awareness of artistry, dynamics, and musicality is promoted through inspired set exercises and a Variation en pointe.

Students will explore and be motivated by the joy of advanced movements, creative interpretation and performance quality.

JAZZ

TAP/JAZZ PRIMARY  (5-7yrs)
Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This combination class encourages young dancers to learn the basics of Jazz techniques and the Tap sounds of shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

A good class for beginners as it introduces the child to two forms of dance within one class.

JAZZ PRIMARY  (5-7yrs)
Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class will focus on consolidating Jazz dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns – focusing on artistry and dance fitness for performance.

Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

JAZZ PRE JUNIOR  (7-9yrs)
Monday 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Price per Class: $19.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class will focus on consolidating Jazz dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns – focusing on artistry and dance fitness for performance.

Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

JAZZ JUNIOR  (9-12yrs)
Monday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class will focus on consolidating Jazz dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns – focusing on artistry and dance fitness for performance.

Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

JAZZ INTERMEDIATE  (12-14yrs)
Friday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class will focus on consolidating Jazz dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns – focusing on artistry and dance fitness for performance.

Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

JAZZ SENIOR  (14+yrs)
Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class will focus on consolidating Jazz dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns – focusing on artistry and dance fitness for performance.

Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

TAP

TAP/JAZZ PRIMARY  (5-7yrs)
Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This combination class encourages young dancers to learn the basics of Jazz techniques and the Tap sounds of shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

A good class for beginners as it introduces the child to two forms of dance within one class.

TAP PRE JUNIOR  (7-9yrs)
Monday 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Price per Class: $19.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Tap Dance uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. There are several variations on Tap Dance including Rhythm Tap, Classical Tap, Broadway Tap, and Post-Modern Tap. 

TAP JUNIOR  (9-12yrs)
Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Tap Dance uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. There are several variations on Tap Dance including Rhythm Tap, Classical Tap, Broadway Tap, and Post-Modern Tap. 

TAP INTERMEDIATE  (12-14yrs)
Friday 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Price per Class: $19.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Tap Dance uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. There are several variations on Tap Dance including Rhythm Tap, Classical Tap, Broadway Tap, and Post-Modern Tap. 

TAP SENIOR  (14+yrs)
Friday 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Price per Class: $19.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

Tap Dance uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. There are several variations on Tap Dance including Rhythm Tap, Classical Tap, Broadway Tap, and Post-Modern Tap. 

CONTEMPORARY

CONTEMPORARY JUNIOR  (9-12yrs)
Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up and gradually build up to more elaborate dance routines.

CONTEMPORARY INTERMEDIATE  (12-14yrs)
Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up and gradually build up to more elaborate dance routines.

CONTEMPORARY & STRETCH SENIOR  (14+yrs)
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class is highly recommended for students studying VCE Dance.

Advanced and complex steps are created, exploring challenging aspects of Contemporary technique improvisation. This class focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up and gradually build up more elaborate dance routines.

SPECIALIST CLASSES

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S OPEN CLASS  (11+yrs)
Thursday 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Price per Class: $32.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This class gives students an exceptional experience working with The National Theatre Ballet School’s Artistic Director, Mr. Damian Smith.

Mr. Smith brings with him more than 25 years of international experience as a dancer with companies such as the Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Ballet Du Nord, New York City Ballet and 18 years as Principal Dancer with the highly acclaimed San Francisco Ballet.

Artistry development and technique is a focus on developing the young dancer’s ability. Learn to incorporate musicality, breath and grace on top of technique development.

CHARACTER  (12+yrs)
Saturday 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Price per Class: $30.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

The International Character Dance Syllabus has been designed & written by Australia’s leading exponent of Character Dance, Alida Segal. Her experience began in 1970 with Madame Marina Berezowsky A.M. in Melbourne and continued while studying at the world-renowned Moiseyev School in Moscow, Russia.

Features and Benefits

Suitable for ballet students aged 12 years and above (with min. 3 years of classical ballet training). This syllabus assists in the all-round development of ballet students.

MUSICAL THEATRE  (Youth)
Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

A Triple Threat Class…

Our Musical Theatre Class is a must for any student who would like to complement their Dance and Drama training and develop more performance skills. 

You will be given high-level training in voice, acting, movement and dance. You’ll learn to tell a story by using your entire body, and you’ll be taught to develop a broad range of Musical Theatre styles.

This class can be taken as a stand-alone class, but it is highly recommended students also attend other dance and drama classes to reach a Triple Threat standard.

STRETCH AND CONDITIONING INTERMEDIATE  (12-14yrs)
Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Price per Class:
$25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

This very important class enables students to work on elements of their technique in a more holistic way.

This class will improve any discerning dancer who wishes to improve and develop their training. The conditioning exercises will help strengthen the core and refine movement patterns to secure the Classical Ballet elements of posture, turn-out and weight placements. The flexibility component will help with alignments and body lines.

BALLET EXTENSION AND ELITE PROGRAMS

BALLET PRE JUNIOR EXTENSION  (6-8yrs, by invitation)*
Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am
Price per Class: $25.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*Prerequisite: This class is by invitation and assessment. Once accepted into the Ballet Extension Program, you may complete your enrolment.

This Extension Class has been designed for the younger students who wish to extend their dance technique. This class explores the harmonious engagement of the body through carefully constructed conditioning and stretching exercises. Students are also challenged by learning advanced Ballet enchainments. To be eligible for this Program students are required to attend the appropriate RAD Classes twice a week. 

To express interest in the Ballet Extension Program, please email susan.sargison@nationaltheatre.org.au

BALLET JUNIOR EXTENSION  (9-11yrs, by invitation)*
Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm
Price per Class: $27.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*Prerequisite: This class is by invitation and assessment. Once accepted into the Ballet Extension Program, you may complete your enrolment.

This Extension Class has been designed for the younger students who wish to extend their dance technique. This class explores the harmonious engagement of the body through carefully constructed conditioning and stretching exercises. Students are also challenged by learning advanced Ballet enchainments. To be eligible for this Program students are required to attend the appropriate RAD Classes twice a week. 

To express interest in the Ballet Extension Program, please email susan.sargison@nationaltheatre.org.au

BALLET INTERMEDIATE EXTENSION  (12+yrs, by invitation)*
Saturday 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*Prerequisite: All students must be on pointe to attend this level class. This class is by invitation and assessment. Once accepted into the Ballet Extension Program, you may complete your enrolment.

This Classical Ballet/Pointe Extension Program has been designed for intermediate age students who wish to improve their dance technique. These classes are based on the Vaganova Method, exploring the harmonious engagement of the upper and lower body through carefully constructed enchainments. The class is ideal for students wanting more body conditioning and advanced ballet steps. To be eligible for this Program students are required to attend the appropriate RAD Classes twice a week. 

To express interest in the Ballet Extension Program, please email susan.sargison@nationaltheatre.org.au

BALLET SENIOR EXTENSION  (14+yrs, by invitation)*
Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Price per Class: $31.00
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*Prerequisite: All students must be en pointe to attend this level class. This class is by invitation and assessment. Once accepted into the Ballet Extension Program, you may complete your enrolment.

This Classical Ballet/Pointe Extension Program has been designed for senior age students who wish to improve their dance technique. These classes are based on the Vaganova Method, exploring the harmonious engagement of the upper and lower body through carefully constructed enchainments. The class is ideal for students wanting more body conditioning and advanced ballet steps. To be eligible for this Program students are required to attend the appropriate RAD Classes twice a week. 

To express interest in the Ballet Extension Program, please email susan.sargison@nationaltheatre.org.au

ELITE PROGRAMS  (11+yrs, by invitation)*
Saturday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
(Please note: Classes are not scheduled on Public Holidays)

*Prerequisite: The Elite Programs are by invitation and audition assessment. Once accepted into a program, you may complete your enrolment.

Both programs enable students to prepare physically and mentally for the rigors of full-time Ballet training.

Elite Program (12 hours of training per week)
The Elite Program is designed to offer students with potential the opportunity to increase their hours of training while remaining at their academic school. Combined with their syllabus work, students will be challenged with more hours of training in both Classical Ballet, Pointe work, Contemporary, Jazz Dance, Character Dance, Repertoire and Stretch and Conditioning.

Elite Transitional Pathways Program (up to 20 hours of training per week)
This Program is as per the Elite Program, with the addition of the opportunity to experience classes in a full–time environment. Acceptance into the Program is by audition and interview with The National Theatre Ballet School’s Artistic Director, Mr. Damian Smith.

To express interest in the Elite Program or Elite Transitional Pathways Program please email susan.sargison@nationaltheatre.org.au


Core Classes:

• Classical Ballet
• Artistic Director’s Class
• Variations
• Pointe
• Character
• Contemporary
• Stretch and Conditioning
• Elite Program Vaganova-based Classical Ballet
• Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus classes
• Jazz (optional)
• Private coaching (additional costs)
• Competition preparation, by invitation of the Artistic Director (additional cost)