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9 – 11 years old


West Australian Ballet has an exciting opportunity for young dancers to be involved in the upcoming season of La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) at the Canberra Theatre Centre (15 – 18 October 2014). We are auditioning for children to perform in the village scenes in Act 2. This is your chance to experience rehearsing and performing with West Australian Ballet!


To audition you must complete the registration form and return to West Australian Ballet. Successful candidates will be required for rehearsals and performances between Monday 13 October and Saturday 18 October, 2014.



Must be between 130 – 150cm.

Must be turning 9 or 11 in 2014.

Must have ballet training.

Please wear dance appropriate clothes.

All applicants must submit a registration form by 5pm (WST) Friday 19 September.


Audition Details:

10.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday 27 September, exact audition time TBC upon registration.

Where: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue Braddon ACT 2612


Registrations must be received by 5pm (WST) Friday 19 September. Registration forms can be downloaded here > La Fille mal gardée Audition Registration Form and emailed, faxed or posted to the Education Team, details below.


Phone: (08) 9214 0709

Fax: (08) 9481 0710


Post: PO Box 604, Maylands WA 6931



7 > 9 October 2014 

Bookings are now open for WAB’s October School Holiday Workshops: Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 October at the West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands.
School Holiday Workshops at West Australian Ballet give dance students the wonderful opportunity take a class with one of our staff, and take a step inside the studios to watch the professional dancers at work. They’re a great way to keep dancing over the holidays, to further your technique, learn new things and make new friends.


Classes cost $30 for Great Leaps members and $35 for non-members. Payment must be made at the time of booking by credit card over the phone. Not a Great Leaps member? Apply here. Parents may stay and watch if desired. Students can book in for one, two or all three days, in the following age groups.



5 – 8 year olds: 9.30am – 11.30am
9 – 12 year olds


10.45am – 12.45pm
13 – 15 year olds: 2.00pm – 4.00pm


To book, please call the education department on 9214 0709 with the following details:

  • Student’s Full Name
  • Student’s Age
  • Student’s Great Leaps Membership Number (if applicable)
  • Parent’s Full Name
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
  • How many sessions and which dates
  • Payment details



West Australian Ballet and Ausdance WA present a series of Guest Open Classes in 2014. Featuring teachers of international acclaim, this is a great opportunity for students to watch WAB rehearsals and take class with some of the worlds leading teachers.


$20 Ausdance members / $45 non-members

(If your dance school is a member of Ausdance WA then you are automatically eligible for the Ausdance member rate.)


Keep an eye on our website for more information on our next Guest Open Class.



We believe everyone should have the chance to watch outstanding, professional ballet. With the assistance of Bankwest, Great Leaps is designed to support dance teachers, without adding extra work. Great Leaps is a free membership programme that provides students with easy access to information about WAB, workshop opportunities, and discount tickets to performances. Membership is free, and open to all dance students in WA aged between 5 & 17 years, and all full-time dance students based in WA.


Download the Great Leaps 2014 Information Sheet


Download the Great Leaps 2014 Application Form



New in 2014, WAB’s Masterclass Programme will take ballet students to new heights. The programme is designed to assist in student training more deeply than ever before. Over four evening sessions, students will build on their skills and extend their technique through coaching from WAB’s artistic staff, whilst gaining greater understanding of the workings of a professional ballet company.  Open to two age groups: 13 – 14 year olds and 15 and above, positions are by audition only.


The audition process has closed for 2014. Information regarding the 2015 programme will be available approximately December 2014.