Dance for Seniors

As we get older, keeping our bodies strong and agile is more important than ever.

Our classes for active adults are a great way to challenge the mind and body and make new friends who share a love of dance.

Dance for Seniors

Keeping bodies active

In 2017 Ballet for Seniors was the subject of a study conducted by Queensland Ballet in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and supported by the Queensland Government's Advance Queensland initiative.

Findings show that Ballet for Seniors led to positive wellbeing outcomes particularly: feeling more energetic, keeping in shape, bodily control, posture, flexibility, physical wellbeing, and overall wellbeing.

We're passionate about making dance more accessible for all!

#Class types

If you’re excited to join our Dance for Seniors classes but you’ve never been to a dance class before, you might prefer to start your journey with Queensland Ballet in one of our Ballet Foundations Courses. 

Our Ballet Foundations Courses are suitable for all ages and abilities and will set you up with the foundational dance technique that you will need for any of our Dance for Seniors classes. Click the link below to learn more about Ballet Foundations Courses.

ballet foundations courses

Ballet for Seniors Introductory Beginners

This class is our entry level ballet class for active older adults, targeted towards complete beginners who are new to ballet and dance. Learn the foundational steps and technique of ballet in a supportive and friendly environment.

Formulated under extensive research and tailored for ageing bodies, these classes focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility.

Ballet for Seniors Experienced Beginners

This class is targeted towards active older adults who have some previous experience of dance and ballet, or who have been attending our ‘Ballet for Seniors Introductory Beginners’ classes for some time and are ready to take the next step in their ballet journey.

We expect participants in this class to have an existing foundational understanding of ballet terminology and technique.

Feel better, think better, live better – with ballet.

Ballet for Seniors Intermediate

This class is the next step in your Ballet for Seniors journey, tailored for older adults who have more experience in ballet technique and terminology.

Our Intermediate classes move at a faster pace with more challenging combinations offered but are still supportive and friendly to ageing bodies.

Jazz for Seniors

This class focuses on Broadway jazz artistry and choreography, drawing from some of the world's most popular musicals.

Grounded in jazz technique, the class is tailored to be inclusive of beginner-level older adults: no turns, jumps or floor work.

Stretch & Tone for Seniors

This gentle fitness class will guide you through a series of adapted exercises and stretches, designed to help improve posture, core strength and mobility.
Our Stretch & Tone classes are the perfect complement to our Dance for Seniors classes or can be enjoyed as a standalone fitness class.

We offer dance classes in our West End studios at the Thomas Dixon Centre. You can prepare for your visit by reading our visitor information here.

Important information regarding terms and conditions of your classes and passes can be found here.

We take the health and safety of our dance class participants very seriously, and our policies for class attendance may change from time to time. Make sure you're up-to-date with our current health and safety policies here.

Need help with anything else related to dance classes? Contact our team by emailing us here, and we will endeavour to respond within a few days.

Casual Class

Adult $25
Concession/QB Membership $21.25

10 Class Pass

Adult $212.50
Concession/QB Membership $180.60

Read terms & conditions here.

Can't make it to the studio, or simply want to see what Queensland Ballet classes are all about?

Our free online classes are a great way to stay active within the comfort of your own home!

We offer a range of barre and tone, Pilates, ballet, stretch and fitness classes which you can access at any time.

View our free classes here.


Here's what participants are saying

“We are all deeply grateful to Tamara, a former professional ballet dancer, who guides us with such generosity and joy.”

- Gertrude Behan

"This wonderful hour and a half per week brings a smile to my face. Just perfect”.

- Maggie Smith

“Dancing at QB gives me the encouragement to dance like no one is watching! As we age, we need to be able to express ourselves even more.”

- Lyndy Atkinson

“I love dancing at QB because I am part of a community that shares a passion for dance. Teachers understand that my body doesn’t work the way it used to, but they know that I still love to dance.”

- Vicki Gadson

“I have met the most amazing, gorgeous group of women. This group of ballerinas have become my ballet family.”

- Karen Power

#Discover more


Everything you need to know to prepare for your class at Queensland Ballet.


Queensland Ballet members receive 10% off select dance classes, among other benefits.

What's on

Queensland Ballet offers other one-off dance workshops and events throughout the year.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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