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
2021 courses to be announced soon
NEW PROGRAM! 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.
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.
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)
10 Class Package
Studio class only
Concession $ 136
QB Friends $119