Given the growing concern around COVID-19, The Australian Ballet School has made the difficult decision to suspend the following activities until further notice:

  • Sydney Open Masterclasses
  • Brisbane Open Masterclasses
  • Launceston Open Masterclasses

  • Please see the updated Terms & Conditions regarding payments for suspended programs and events. The health and wellbeing of the students in our care, as well as the adults in our community, is paramount.

    Open Masterclasses provide students with the exclusive opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading dance teachers and experience the high level of expertise on offer at Australia’s national centre of excellence in dance training.

    Open Masterclasses run for approximately 1.5 hours and are held in major Australian capital cities every year. All students of eligible age are welcome to enrol, regardless of previous dance experience. As there are limited places available for this popular programme, early application is advised. 

    Age Limits

    9 - 17 years old (upper age limit is dependent on venue).
    Participants must be within the stated age ranges at the date of each event to be eligible. 


    2020 Open Masterclass venues and dates

    Melbourne - Sunday 22 March (anticipated Melbourne schedule below. Please ensure you enrol your child into the correct age group)

    • 10.45am - 12.15pm 13-15+ years
    • 12.30pm - 2.00pm 9-12 years

    Sydney  - Sunday 3 May
    Brisbane  - Sunday 17 May
    Launceston* ᶧ - Sunday 31 May
    Canberra - Sunday 21 June
    Cairns - Sunday 12 - Monday 13 July
    Adelaide - Sunday 19 July
    Perth -  Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 July

      Online enrolments close approximately 2 weeks prior to each scheduled date, unless sold out prior.

      If wishing to participate in both the Launceston Open Masterclass and an audition, please enrol for the audition only. On the day, auditionees will participate in a masterclass first, followed by the audition screening process. 

      ᶧ This session is suspended until further notice. Please refer to the message at the top of this product page for more information. 


      Early Bird Fee: $73
      Standard Fee: $92 
      Early Bird Fee available until approximately 4 weeks prior to each event date.


        Once payment has been made, you will receive an Order Confirmation email. Please check your junk or spam folder if you cannot find it in your inbox. 

        Approximately 2 weeks prior to each event, an email with confirmed venue, class allocation and schedule details will be sent to parents of all enrolled participants. Please check your junk or spam folder if you cannot find it in your inbox, and contact the School ( if you still have not received anything 1 week prior to your booked event date. 

        Wait list / Late enrolment

        If an event is sold out, please contact the School to request your child be placed on the wait list. 

        Once online enrolments have closed, late manual enrolments may still be possible. Please contact the School to find out more ( 


        Most Open Masterclasses run concurrently with our National Audition Tour venues. If you would like to find out more and/or enrol your child for an audition, please click here

        Book Class

        $73.00 $92.00