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Summer School

The Australian Ballet School’s annual Summer School offers comprehensive training in classical ballet and other dance styles, in a variety of programs for national and international students at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne. Classes are led by staff of the School and guest teachers from The Australian Ballet and the dance community. Summer School programs have been developed for dance students aged 6-21 years.


Open Program (8-18 years of age)
Pre-Professional Program (14-21 years of age)
Creative Program (6-7 years of age)
Boys Program (10-13 years of age)

Dancers must meet the minimum age requirements at the beginning of the event.

2022 DATES

Week One: 3-7 January 2022
Week Two: 8-12 January 2022



As a proud partner of The Australian Ballet School, Quest Southbank is delighted to offer exclusive Partnership Rates for Summer School participants. From Quest Southbank you can walk to The Australian Ballet School in under a minute and explore the nearby arts precinct, riverside restaurants, Botanical Gardens and Melbourne CBD. Contact Quest Southbank for details: or +61 3 9694 5600.

The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors is paramount. The Australian Ballet School continues to follow the advice and regulations issued by the Victorian Government regarding COVID-19, and we will update this page regarding any changes to this event, if necessary.


Keep dancing!

For more ways to dance and train with The Australian Ballet School, visit Public Program.

Terms & Conditions

  • Conditions of Enrolment

    - The School reserves the right to make amendments and cancellations to schedules without prior notice, either before or during a session.

    - The School reserves the right to merge published age groups and schedule classes as required.

    - The School reserves the right to refuse any enrolment as permitted bylaw or to request a participant leave a session if they are disruptive, late or have unpaid fees.

    - The School reserves the right to refuse an enrolment if an applicant does not fulfil the age requirements for the class/session.

    - Participants (or their parents/guardians) acknowledge that activities maybe physical and hence involve the risk of accidental injury.

    - Participants or parents must advise the School in advance of a class/session if their child has health problems and/or requires medication while attending a session. Staff of the School take all due care of applicants during their classes; however, they cannot be responsible for the administration of medication or ensuring suitable health precautions are in place to suit all participants.

  • Payment

    Applications received after the Early Bird Fee date are required to pay the Standard Fee.

    Payment is to be made at the time of enrolment.

  • Refund Policy

    - If the School cancels the event, a complete refund will be issued on applicable fees paid.

    - The School is unable to offer refunds for Winter/Summer School cancellations once applications have closed, unless exceptional circumstances apply (ie hospitalisation, death in the family) for Winter/Summer School cancellations made after the application closing date but prior to commencement.

    - Refunds are not available once Winter/Summer School has commenced.

    - A strict cancellation fee of $100 applies to any Summer School cancellations and $60 for Winter School cancellations.

    - In exceptional circumstances, Winter/Summer School applicants may request in writing for credit transfer to the following year’s Winter/Summer School. This must be accompanied by appropriate written verification/documentation, e.g. medical certificates.

  • Important Dates & Session Confirmation

    - Class/session enrolments open online until approximately three weeks prior to the class/session, unless sold out prior.

    - Late enrolments must be received no later than one week prior to the class/session, allowing for processing and confirmation details to be forwarded to the applicant; however, vacancies cannot be guaranteed.

    - Any applications received after the Early Bird Fee closing date must pay the relevant Standard Fee.

    - Approximately two weeks prior to the class/session, all applicants will receive a confirmation communication providing details of registration,venue and schedule.

    - If no communication from the School has been received one week prior to the class/session, it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the School. 

  • Dress

    Preferred dress for Classes/Sessions:

    Girls: Leotard, ballet tights, ballet shoes.

    Boys: Singlet top/t-shirt and tights or full-length tights/unitard with socks;ballet flats. 

  • Facilities

    - The School and all class/session venues are designated non-smoking spaces.

    - Waiting room facilities and studio seating are not available at venues.

    - For classes/sessions held in Melbourne, the School shares its purpose-built facilities with The Australian Ballet. The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, in which the School and Company are housed, is located in the creative atmosphere of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, adjacent to the Arts Centre Melbourne. 

  • Photographs, Videos, Media & Publicity

    - The School may take photographs and videos of applicants during class/sessions, for promotional and archival purposes. All material recorded is the copyright of the School and is not available for resale.

    - If you do not wish to have your child’s photograph or video used by the School, please contact, and ensure the applicant alerts venue staff on the day of the class/session.

    - Participants may not make recordings (audio, videos or photos) or transmit by any means, medium or device (including the internet, email and social media) any activities managed by the School, at the School or other venues.

    - Recordings of class work are not provided to participants.

    - The School supervises participants during classes/session hours only.

    - The School collects and uses applicant information in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation.

    - For all enquiries, please contact the School, not the venue, on (03) 9669 2807 or

  • Child Safe Standards

    The School’s commitment to child safety is based on the Seven Child Safety Standards that align with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related child protection laws. These standards and the three principles underpin the development of the School’s work systems, practices, policies and procedures to protect children to maintain a child safe environment and embed an organisational culture of child safety within the School community. The School is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of Child Protection policies designed to empower children and to keep children safe.

  • Feedback

    The School does not provide any participant with individual feedback outside of classes/sessions.