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 likeminded dance enthusiasts.
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. Find out more here.
The next 8 week Ballet for Seniors Foundations course will commence on Friday 1 October. Bookings now available via the QB Dance Classes APP.
If you’re ready to start ballet but haven’t tried it before then this is a great place to begin. From the foundations of classical ballet through to barre and centre exercises, completing this course is a terrific way to begin your ballet journey.
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.
Queensland Ballet is the first dance company in Australia to offer specialised classes for people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This highly successful program helps participants reconnect with their power, creativity and grace. All levels of mobility. Carers, partners and family members are welcome to participate.
Research suggests dance can improve cognitive performance and reaction times, making it a useful treatment for a number of conditions, including arthritis, dementia, depression and PD.
Please note that our dance class prices have been updated as of 2 August 2021.
Studio class only
Concession/QB Friend $21.25
10 Class Package
Studio class only
Concession/QB Friend $180.60