Associate Programs


Please note that the Associate Program will evolve into Levels 6 – 4 of the Academy Program from 2021. Please visit the Academy’s Foundation Program and Academy Program pages for more information regarding elite training for children in Years 3 – 9.

Associate Programs

QB Academy Associate Programs are designed to supplement the work of community dance teachers and offer students the chance to work more closely with Queensland’s State ballet company. The Associate Programs give gifted young dancers the opportunity to further develop their skills by working with their peers under the guidance of the Academy’s world class teachers.

Catering for students between the ages of 10 and 15 years, applicants must be a minimum of 10 years of age and no older than 15 years and 4 months at 1 February 2020 (ie. Must not turn 16 years old prior to 1 October 2020).

There are three levels in our Associate Programs and age is only used as a guide when placing students into the most suitable level. Ongoing assessment throughout the year ensures all students are training in the correct level to gain full benefit from the Program.

A regular Academy Teacher will be assigned to each level of the program. From time to time, classes may be taught by other members of the Academy or Artistic team.

In addition to the elite training provided, Associate Program students receive other invaluable benefits such as the opportunity to view Company and Academy rehearsals and attend mainstage performances, as well as automatic membership to QB Junior Friends

#QB Academy Associates

This program is delivered in Queensland Ballet Academy’s new facilities at Kelvin Grove State College during school terms.

Academy Associates may continue dance activities with their external dance studios although as a condition of enrolment in the program, students must attend the specified minimum weekly attendance.

Level 4 

Approximate Age: 13-15 years
Days per week: 4

Wednesday: 3.45pm – 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 4.15pm – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 12.45pm
Hours per week: 9.5
Classes: Ballet 7hrs, 1.75hrs Contemporary, 0.75hrs Body Conditioning Minimum
Minimum Weekly Attendance: All classes (with the exception of Wednesday Body Conditioning 3.45pm – 4.30pm which is optional)

Level 5 

Approximate Age: 12-13 years
Days per week: 3

Thursday: 3.45pm – 6pm
Friday: 4.15pm – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 12.45pm
Hours per week: 7.75
Classes: 5.5hrs Ballet,1.75hrs Contemporary, 0.75hrs Body Conditioning
Minimum Weekly Attendance: Thursday and Saturday (with the exception of Thursday Body Conditioning 3.45pm – 4.30pm which is optional)

Level 6 

Approximate Age: 10-11 years
Days per week: 3

Monday: 3.45pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 4.15pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 4.15pm – 6pm
Hours per week: 6.75
Classes: 5hrs Ballet, 1hr Contemporary, 0.75hrs Body Conditioning
Minimum Weekly Attendance: Monday and Tuesday (with the exception of Monday Body Conditioning 3.45pm – 4.30pm which is optional)


#QB Academy Guest Associates

To provide access to QB Academy's world-class training, the Guest Associate Program has been developed as a unique training opportunity for elite students based outside the Brisbane metro area.

These areas may include the wider South East Queensland area or intra/inter state or international locations.

Selected students will be invited to join the classes of QB Academy Associates, as per levels above, during a 3 to 5 day visit each term of the Queensland State school year.

From 2021, this program will be known as the Guest Academy Program


Guest Associate Visits 2020

Term 1: Week commencing 10 February

Term 2: Week commencing 11 May

Term 3: Week commencing 3 August

Term 4: Week commencing 2 November

Application for visits outside of these set dates will be considered by application and accommodated wherever possible.


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