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Canterbury Ballet & Dance Studios

Christchurch's Premiere Dance School for Over 40 Years

Where Holistic Training Inspires Brilliance in Every Step

Canterbury Ballet

Since 1979

45 Years of Excellence in Dance Training

At Canterbury Ballet, we are devoted to meeting the unique needs of every student

Welcome to Canterbury Ballet, where we've been honing the art of dance education for over 40 years. Our commitment to holistic and individualised training is at the core of what we do, inspiring brilliance in every step. With a focus on both tradition and innovation, we offer a diverse range of dance styles. Our practical and supportive environment empowers dancers to unleash their full potential and fulfil their dance goals, whether it be to pursue a professional career in dance, or to explore and enjoy a passion for movement. Explore Canterbury Ballet and the difference that decades of expertise make in every step you take.


Our Mission

Since 1979

Founded in 1979, Canterbury Ballet has been both nationally and internationally recognised for its exceptional dance training. 

Canterbury Ballet is founded on strong principals of creating not just dancers, but well-rounded people, leaders and teachers. Our aim is to foster a nurturing environment to learn the skills required to become a professional dancer, or to inspire and grow a passion and joy for dance. When you join Canterbury Ballet, you will be accepted into a family of like-minded individuals to learn and grow alongside of, while training in a holistic and professional environment.


Canterbury Ballet has a large variety of classes for every skill level from beginner to Pre-Professional. Whether you are embarking on your journey towards a career in dance or looking to nurture a passion and joy for dance, you will find a home at Canterbury Ballet which will forge friendships and develop skills that will last a life time.

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450 Tuam Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

021 882 921 or 021 247 2997

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