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Upcoming ballets and dance performances

19 - 30 Jul 2023 Dance

The Tap Pack

Following rave reviews and sold out houses on London’s West End and around the world, The Tap Pack returns to the Sydney Opera House this July for a strictly limited season!

23 Jul 2023 Dance

Sydney Eisteddfod Dance Gala

Combining two of the most exciting events of the festival – the finals of the Ballet Scholarship and Dance of Champions.

30 Jul 2023 Dance

Sydney Eisteddfod Dance Day

At Dance Day thousands of children from primary schools across the state come together to share their love for dance on the concert hall stage.

A danseur dressed as a plant.
10 - 25 Nov 2023 Dance

The Dream / Marguerite and Armand

A double bill from Frederick Ashton that will showcase the depth of the artists of The Australian Ballet. Featuring The Dream an airy, romantic homage to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Marguerite and Armand a tragic love affair of pure passion.

11 Nov - 2 Dec 2023 Dance

Hallberg in Conversation

Sit in as The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David Hallberg talks with dancers and creatives about the process of preparing a ballet, the fascinating history of the art form and the fine detail of dance.

A ballerina in white dress performing on the stage.
1 - 20 Dec 2023 Dance

Swan Lake

A dynamic new vision of a timeless classic. The centrepiece of The Australian Ballet's 60th anniversary celebrations that will redefine ballet history for future generations.

15 Dec 2023 Dance

Behind the Scenes with The Australian Ballet

Watch from your theatre seat as the dancers go through their morning training routine, with commentary from The Australian Ballet's artistic staff.

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A tough nut to crack

How The Nutcracker cracked its way into the ultimate Christmas tradition.

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Dancing to de-feet Parkinson’s

There’s still a lot that's unknown about Parkinson’s disease. But as research progresses, dance stands out as a form of exercise helping to control symptoms and giving strength to those living with the condition.

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Canberra dancer wins female choreographic residency

Sydney Opera House, The Australian Ballet and Dance Australia join forces to bring women to centre stage.

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A history of tap dancing

Leaping off tabletops and singing penguins: moments in the dance's rich history.

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The Australian Ballet: Dyad 1929

Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929, made on The Australian Ballet and featuring an electrifying score by Steve Reich, tests the limits of classical movement in a laboratory-white set.

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Muggera Dance Party | From Our House To Yours

Hold your very own dance party with Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style! Big and little kids alike are invited to learn contemporary Indigenous and hip-hop infused dance moves.

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