Be prepared for your next Queensland Ballet dance class

#Where are classes held?

Queensland Ballet dance classes are held at:
Thomas Dixon Centre - 406 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane QLD 4101

Our main entrance and drop-off zone is accessed via Drake Street. Our studios are located across two levels (ground floor and 1st floor) and all studios can be reached via lift for easy accessibility.

Please see our visitor information for more information on public transport and parking at the Thomas Dixon Centre.

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#What should I wear?

Adult Classes Choose comfortable clothing that you can move in. Ideally, hair should be pulled back out of your face.

We recommend the following footwear:

  • Ballet: ballet shoes, jazz shoes or bare feet 
  • Contemporary: bare feet or dance shoes 
  • Jazz: jazz shoes or sneakers/running shoes
  • Energy Boosters: Bare feet or socks for Pilates and Barre and Tone

Early Years Dance

Early Years Dancers do not have a set uniform. Our littlest dancers are welcome to come in any attire they choose. Some participants wear head-to-toe ballet outfits, others wear play clothes. Ballet shoes, sneakers or bare feet are acceptable. Where possible, hair should be pulled back.

#​What should I bring to class?

For your comfort, bring a hand towel and water bottle. Pilates participants should bring full body towels and mats. A very limited supply of mats is available. 

#How long do classes go for?

Adult Classes  

Classes run for 60 minutes, including warm-up and cool-down. Adult Pointe classes run for 45 minutes and it is recommended participants attend the ballet class prior to warm up for pointe work.

Dance for Parkinson’s

Classes are 75 minutes in duration.

Early Years Dance 

All classes are 30 minutes in duration.

#What time should I arrive?

We recommend arriving at least 10-15 minutes before class start time for registration/sign-in. If you are preparing for your first visit, please allow at least 15 minutes as you will be required to complete a participation waiver.

Please wait in the Foyer until your class begins.

Late arrivals will only be admitted up to the first 15 minutes of any class.

#What facilities are available for dance class attendees?

The Thomas Dixon Centre offers multiple toilet facilities, including baby-changing amenities, shower and change rooms, and wheelchair-accessible facilities.

No lockers or storage areas are available for dance class attendees at the Thomas Dixon Centre. Dance class participants are asked to bring their belongings with them into the studio.

Queensland Ballet accepts no responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of personal belongings and property. For any lost property enquiries, please contact reception on 07 3013 6666 between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

#Do I need any prior dance experience?

Please check the level of the class to determine if you believe you are suited for that class. All participants must be cognitively able to participate independently.

Foundations and Beyond

Completion of our Foundations Courses is recommended to get the most from this class

Level 1

Prior dance training is beneficial in order to participate in this class

Level 2

Intermediate classes are for those with significant dance training or experience

Level 3

Advanced classes are designed for experienced dancers including pre-professional and professional 


All levels are welcome

#Can I film or take photos during class?

Photographing or filming all or any part of class with a camera, mobile phone or video camera is prohibited.

#​Can I view a class before agreeing to register?

For the safety and comfort of all participants, those people who wish to attend a class must participate. 

#​How do I keep up to date with schedule updates and other class changes?

Our monthly Dance Class enews communicates upcoming changes to the class schedule and fee structure, as well as information about new classes, new Teaching Artists and special offers.

Pre-registering for classes online not only ensures you have a place reserved in the studio, but also allows us to contact you in the case of any last minute cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

Schedule and fees are subject to change. Classes may be cancelled, suspended or modified due to public holidays, company commitments, availability of teachers and events beyond the company’s control. Amendments will be made available online, at the registration desk and in email news, so please register your email via your online account set-up.  

#Is there any other information I require before participating?

Please ensure you have read and understood the Dance Class Terms and Conditions. Participation in the classes will be considered acceptance of these terms and conditions, and any ongoing updates to these terms and conditions.

#Can I give feedback about classes and teachers?

Yes, please! If you have feedback please fill out our short survey below.

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#What is the policy for payment and refunds?

Queensland Ballet accepts payment by EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard or American Express online and in person.

To avoid queues before classes we recommend purchasing online at queenslandballet.com.au/DanceClasses

If purchasing in person the Front of House registrar will take your payment and direct you to your studio.

Concession prices are available upon presentation of a valid card from the following list:

  • Full-time student enrolment card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
  • Foster Child Health Care Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card

Once paid, fees are final, non-refundable, non-transferable and non-extendable. Queensland Ballet does not replace or refund or take any responsibility for lost or stolen passes.

All class passes have a six month expiry from the date of purchase, excluding the 30 day Membership. The 30 day Membership enables participants to participate in unlimited classes for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Class passes and 30 day Memberships will not be extended beyond their validity. Exceptions may be made in the instance of illness or injury where a valid note from a GP has been provided.

Queensland Ballet will issue a credit refund (to attend another class) under the following circumstances and if the rebooking is made within 24 hours of the following occurring:

  • You are not satisfied with a class (if you leave within the first 15 minutes)
  • You are ill, injured or need to leave a class due to a personal emergency.
  • QB cancelled a class with no prior communication online, in hardcopy or in an email update

The class was cancelled due to circumstances beyond Queensland Ballet’s control.

#Who should I contact if I have any other questions?

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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