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.
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.
QB Friends $14
4 Class Package
(This package is only available for Dance for Parkinson’s)
10 Class Package
Concession $ 136
QB Friends $119
#Celebrating our Seniors
Made possible through the partnerships of local councils, Queensland Ballet celebrated the contribution of seniors in our community and the important role these individuals play with Ballet for Seniors Classes at various regional locations during Seniors Week 2019.
#Ballet for Seniors - Centre Stage
Experience the magic of the theatre with Ballet for Seniors classes taking place on the Lyric Theatre, QPAC stage; a unique dance class experience. More opportunities coming soon.