National Capital Ballet School was founded 50 years ago and is the longest running ballet school in Canberra.
Not only offering ballet. NCBS has stepped up our troupe program and is offering loads of classes in styles such as Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acro, Contemporary and Jazz. If you are interested in auditioning for our troupes in 2020 contact us now.
NCBS is a warm, caring and friendly school where students love to come and share their passion for dance. We host regular in-house parties and events so that all students may continue to grow their friendships within the school. Come and make life long friends to share this journey with and be taught by professional teachers that will not only teach dance but life long lessons to carry on forever!
We train students of all levels and abilities, and offer classical ballet programs for recreational and pre-professional students. Classes are offered from 18 months to 18+yrs.
NCBS offers a specialised strength and conditioning program to help build the students' strength and ballet related flexibility, as well as giving them a greater awareness of their bodies and core muscles and how they relate to their dancing.
We offer specialised coaching for serious students and an elite program for which placement is offered by audition only. We pride ourselves on small class numbers to give the students the focus and attention needed to develop their individual needs.
We have a highly professional dance faculty, many with prior professional dancing careers and decades of teaching experience between them locally, nationally and internationally at local and vocational dance training institutions. We also host many well known and highly lauded international guest dancers/teachers, offering master classes throughout the year in our very own studios. Outside students are always welcome to attend our additional masterclasses.
NCBS also offers private tuition to external students from other dance schools that are seeking more from their training. We host numerous workshops throughout the year and an annual summer school in January open to all students. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on events.
NCBS offers a wonderful end of year performance experience with guest international dancers sharing the stage with our students performing full-length productions such as Coppelia, Don Quixote, and The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
NCBS students also have the opportunity to showcase their other styles in the end of year performance, and can audition for our performance troupe which allows for many more performance opportunities at events as well as in competitions.