Seniors in Studio


As we get older, keeping our bodies strong and agile is more important than ever. Our classes for active adults are a great way to challenge the mind and body and make new friends who share a love of dance.

Seniors in Studio

#Classes

Ballet for Seniors

Open

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.

Ballet for Seniors Foundation Course

Starts 4 October

Our new 8-week Ballet for Seniors Foundations Course gradually introduces dancers to the fundamental elements of ballet artistry and technique. It is an opportunity for people to return to dancing or to take it up as a hobby of the very first time.

To book use the Queensland Ballet App, which can be downloaded via the links below, or call us on 07 3013 6666.

Jazz for Seniors

Open

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.

Dance for Parkinson's

Open

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.


#Cost

Casual Class

Studio class - Adult $18
Studio class - Concession $16
Studio class - QB Friends $14

4 Class Package

(This package is only available for Dance for Parkinson’s)
Adult $61
Concession $54

10 Class Package

Studio class only
Adult $153
Concession $ 136
QB Friends $119


FAQs

Everything you need to know to prepare for your class

T&Cs

Important information to read before participating


#Location

Queensland Ballet Beesley Street Studios

Queensland Ballet Beesley Street Studios

34 Beesely Street
West End 4101


#Celebrating our Seniors

Made possible through our valued partnerships, Queensland Ballet is proud to be supporting and celebrating our senior's community with a series of events and programs for Seniors Week 2020 from 15-23 August.


#Gallery