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Term Dates

The School operates on a four-term structure, with each year commencing mid-January and concluding early December. Students begin their year with Orientation and Graded Conditioning classes.

All students are required to be in attendance on the first day of each term (or as otherwise specified) and are not permitted to take leave from the School until the completion of the last class at the end of each term.

All 2021 theatre/venue bookings are dependent on COVID-related density quotients and contracts. This schedule is subject to change.                                                           


ASP = After School Programme (Levels 1 - 3)
FTP = Full-Time Programme (Levels 4 - 8)


Monday 18 January MRH student residence opens
Tuesday 19 January Levels 4-8 & Post Graduate Year (PGY) Orientation Week (includes classes)
Saturday 23 January No classes
Monday 25 January Level 4-8 & PGY classes as per timetable
Tuesday 26 January Australia Day Public Holiday (no classes)
Wednesday 27 January L1-3 Orientation
Thursday 28 January Term 1 commences (census date calculation)
Tuesday 9 February Term 1 Census Date (Term 1 fees due)
Wednesday 10 February School Photos
Saturday 6 March – Monday 8 March Labour Day long weekend term break (no classes)
Monday 15 – Friday 19 March (TBC) Parent Access Week
March (TBC) 2020 Graduation Ceremony
Thursday 1 April L1-8 & PGY Term One ends
Friday 2 April – Monday 5 April Easter
Monday 12 April – Thursday 15 April Female ITP Level 3 & Invitee Intensive Training Session


TERM 2 (10/11 WEEKS)

Monday 19 April L1-8 & PGY Term Two commences
Monday 3 May Term 2 Census Date (Term 2 fees due)
Tuesday 18 May (TBC) Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall
Friday 21 May (TBC) Morning Music at Frankston Arts Centre
Tuesday 25 May (TBC) Morning Melodies at The Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
Friday 25 June L1-3 Term Two ends
Friday 2 July & Saturday 3 July (TBC) Sydney Performances (travel days TBC, approx. 3 days prior & Sunday after)
Sunday 4 July (TBC) L4-8 & PGY Term Two ends
Tuesday 6 July – Friday 9 July Male ITP Levels 1-3 & Invitee Intensive Training Session



Tuesday 6 July (TBC) L8 & PGY Term Three commences
Monday 12 July VCASS classes commence
Tuesday 13 July L1-7 Term Three commences
19 July – 22 August (TBC) The Australian Ballet Regional Tour (term break at tour conclusion – dates TBC)
Monday 26 July Term Three Census Date (Term Three fees due)
Sunday 12 or 19 September (TBC) Showcase (Melbourne)
Friday 17 or Sunday 19 September (TBC) L1-8 & PGY Term Three ends (TBC once Melbourne Showcase confirmed)
Monday 20 September L8 & PGY Interviews
Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 September Female Levels 1 & 2 Intensive Training Session



Monday 4 October L1-8 & PGY Term Four commences
Monday 18 October Term Four Census Date (Term Four fees due)
Monday 1 November Mid-term break; ABS closed for Melbourne Cup weekend
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 December End of Year Performance Season
Sunday 12 December 2021 Awards & Graduation Ceremony
Sunday 12 December Term Four ends