Newcastle Ballet Theatre
Our aim is to provide professional training within a creative, caring and challenging environment where every student can reach their full potential.
Newcastle Ballet Theatre offers expert tuition in a wide range of ballet classes for all ages – from tiny tots & beginners to pre-professionals and adults. Focusing on Classical Ballet, NBT is proud to be the first school in NSW to introduce the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) Syllabus.
The ACB has proven to be a very successful syllabus in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and throughout the Philippines and Asia. Based on Russian training methods, the syllabus combines the use of open format classes to develop fast thinking dancers, and carefully thought out set exercises. The results are dancers with a strong classical technique from a young age, able to grow and adapt quickly.
Principals Kristy and Rider chose the ACB Syllabus over other options after teaching students raised in this syllabus, while living on the Gold Coast in 2011. Seeing the quality of dancers it was producing, and the preparation it provides advanced students for a life in the professional dance world, the ACB was a clear and easy choice.
Newcastle has historically been fertile ground for ballet talent in Australia. With the ACB Syllabus, NBT aims to honour that legacy while continuing to push forward to even greater levels.
Newcastle Ballet Theatre is now in their 5th year, and have already graduated dancers into the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, one of the top Full Time programs in Australia, and have had students accepted into various Summer programs throughout Europe and in New York. Students from NBT have also been accepted into the Australian Ballet School Interstate program, Joffrey Ballet School in New York and School of Ballet Theatre UK
NBT is moving from strength to strength. Initiating our Part time Advanced Ballet Coaching Program in 2013, and commencing our
FULL TIME PROGRAM in 2016.
Though NBT does not emphasize eisteddfods, they have enjoyed excellent showings at both the local and national eisteddfods.
What sets NBT apart from the rest – besides the quality of the facilities and training – is the atmosphere of professionalism, positivity and encouragement. See our Reviews
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About the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) Sylabus:
Devised by Christine Walsh AM, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet’s 12 year program is designed to suit the needs of all classical ballet students who are unable to take full-time dance training from an early age.
The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet training and assessment program emphasizes correct placement, dynamics and performing quality which are all qualities inherent in the Vaganova method.
In addition to this, the program aims to develop in the student a professional attitude which will assist them in the pursuit of a career either as a professional dancer or dance teacher