Our aim is for your child’s dance experience to be an enjoyable & memorable one. One where they can be inspired, creative & realise their full potential. We know every child’s dance journey is going to be different, but the high quality dance education you will receive at NBT will help to reinforce the important qualities that make young people successful whether they continue with dance as a career or choose a different path. Giving your child the gift of dance classes will instill a lasting love & appreciation for all the performing arts.
After professional ballet careers that spanned over a decade, Principals Kristy & Rider founded Newcastle Ballet Theatre in 2012. Within that short time NBT is producing great results, with many students entering into prestigious schools & Companies both in Australia & overseas.
Newcastle Ballet Theatre offers expert tuition from a highly Qualified staff in a wide range of classes for all ages - from Teeny/Tiny Dancers & beginners to pre-professionals and adults. With a strong emphasis on Classical Ballet as a foundation of training, NBT was the first school in NSW to introduce The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) Syllabus, now called the Ballet Conservatoire (BC) Syllabus.
Based on the Russian Vaganova method, the BC Syllabus has proven to be a very successful syllabus in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and throughout the Philippines and Asia. 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. This syllabus provides an excellent technical foundation, especially for advanced students, preparing them well for a life in the professional dance world.
What sets NBT apart from the rest - besides the quality of the facilities and training - is the atmosphere of professionalism, positivity and encouragement.