Ballet for Brain Injury

A tailored dance program for people living with a brain injury, delivered in partnership with Hopkins Centre, Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre and Citrine Sun Entertainment.

Ballet for Brain Injury

Program overview

Queensland Ballet is proud to offer a tailored dance program for people living with a brain injury. Underpinned by research, and delivered by our highly skilled Teaching Artists, we welcome anyone living with brain injury to experience the benefits of this dance for health offering.

A 10-week pilot program was conducted in Term 2 2021 to creatively develop the program, accompanied by initial research to inform the teaching approach and continuation of classes.

#​Why get involved?

Arts-based movement approaches are increasingly recognised as accessible, holistic, and potentially empowering resources for brain injury patients and others who experience disability. Dance has been shown to help people surviving brain injury to re-inhabit their bodies and cope with emotional, cognitive and physical impairments that can result from brain injury. Due to the artistic and creative nature of ballet and other dance forms, brain injury participants can experience freedom to use their own life experience to inspire movement and create dances. 

#Program details

When: classes are held weekly on a Saturday from 10.15am - 11.15am

Class Cost (cost is inclusive of bringing a support worker/family member to your class)

Casual Class Pass - $15.00  

4 Class Pass - $40.00

10 Class Pass - $100.00 

Queensland Ballet are now able to offer our Ballet for Brain Injury classes at a subsidised rate, in thanks to the generous support of Queensland Health, as part of the Van Norton Li Community Health Institute.

Location: Thomas Dixon Centre Studios, 406 Montague Road, West End 4101

Before you attend, read the information pack and participant consent form below.

read information pack

#Participant information

Attendees are required to complete the participant information form before attending a class. This form just ensures we are able to provide you with the most enjoyable and safe dance experience, and also understand your goals and motivations in attending the class.

Please complete this form prior to attending your first class.

participant information form


Queensland Ballet's building is accessible for people with various mobility requirements. The class studio is on Level 1, with direct lift access to both the Ian Potter Promenade and the basement car park. There is an accessible bathroom onsite on the ground floor.

To participate, we request participants are able to engage in the class with their carer and options will be provided to dance either seated, with a wheelchair/mobility device and/or standing.

#The Thomas Dixon Centre, home to Queensland Ballet

406 Montague Road
West End 4101

For additional parking and accessibility information please call 07 3013 6666

#In partnership with:

Citrine Sun

#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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