Keeping bodies active
In 2017 Ballet for Seniors was the subject of a research 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/animated, keeping in shape, bodily control/awareness, posture, flexibility, physical wellbeing, and overall wellbeing.
We're passionate about making dance more accessible for all!
Ballet for seniors
Formulated under extensive research and tailored for aging adults, these classes focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility. And above all provide a wonderful way to connect with like-minded dance enthusiasts.
Available as a casual class, or part of an 8 week foundations course - the foundations course is recommended for ballet beginners, as you have the opportunity to develop technique over a period of time.
Our pilates classes are a great way to develop better balance, core strength, mobility and overall strength. These classes are also a great way to compliment your dance classes, as you focus on all areas of the body.
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.
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Teacher training programs
Are you passionate about sharing the benefits of dance with your community? We offer teacher training programs to dance teachers and health professionals, to learn the foundations of Queensland Ballet's dance for seniors programs.
Find a class near you
Select dance studios around Queensland and Australia are endorsed Queensland Ballet dance for seniors licensees, meaning you don't have to live in Brisbane to experience a Queensland Ballet underpinned class.