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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.


2023 DATES 

Week One: 3 - 7 January 2023 
Week Two: 9 - 13 January 2023

Online bookings will open 10.00am AEST 31 August and close 5.00pm AEDT 30 November 2022.

2023 FEES

Open, Boys and Creative Programs

$620 Early Bird Fee 
$660 Standard Fee

Pre-Professional Program

$660 Early Bird Fee 
$700 Standard Fee

Early Bird Fee will end 5.00pm AEDT 31 October 2022.



Participants must be between the stated age range as at the first day of their chosen program.

  • Open Program (runs both weeks): 8-18 years
  • Pre-Professional Program (runs both weeks): 14-21 years of age AND studying Advanced (or equivalent) level or higher
  • Boys Program (generally runs Week One): 10-13 years
  • Creative Program (generally runs Week Two): 6-7 years



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.


COVID Safe Protocols

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

    Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for full details, including information about our Facilities, Child Safe Standards and Photography/Video during sessions.

    By enrolling

    The School reserves the right to:

    - make amendments and cancellations to schedules without prior notice, either before or during a session.

    - merge published age groups and schedule classes as required.

    - refuse any enrolment as permitted by law, or to request a participant leave a session if they are disruptive, late or have unpaid fees.

    - refuse an enrolment if an applicant does not fulfil the age requirements for the class/session.

    Participants and parents/carers:

    - acknowledge that activities may be physical and hence involve the risk of accidental injury.
    - must advise the School in advance if their child has health problems and/or requires medication while attending a session. ABS Staff take all due care of applicants during classes; however, ABS Staff 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 stated Early Bird Fee date are required to pay the Standard Fee.

    Payment must be made at the time of enrolment.

  • Important Dates & Session Confirmation

    - Online enrolments will remain open until the advertised date, unless sold out prior.

    - Late enrolment requests must be received no later than one week prior to the desired class/session, allowing for processing and confirmation details to be forwarded to the applicant. Vacancies cannot be guaranteed.

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

    - Approximately two weeks prior to each program commencing, enrolled 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 program, it is the applicant’s/parent's responsibility to contact The School. 

  • Feedback

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