Our highly experienced Education Teaching Artists put the fun into the fundamentals of ballet, coming to your school to deliver safe, educative and inclusive dance experiences. Workshops are available for Kindergarten through to Year 12, covering a range of learning outcomes linking to the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and Senior Dance Syllabus. These workshops use dance as a vehicle to explore cross-curricular subject areas in Literacy, Numeracy, Physics, STEAM and Humanities & Social Sciences, complementing the teaching and learning currently taking place in Queensland classrooms.
#Education Teaching Artists
Underpinned by evidence-based research and in partnership with the AllPlay Dance, Deakin University, QB's Education Teaching Artists are trained to work with students of all abilities to ensure our workshops are inclusive and accessible to all. We welcome bookings for Special Education Programs and Special Schools. There is space to provide more information on how we can best cater to your students on the registration form. Find out more about our Education Teaching Artist team.
Duration - 40 – 60 minutes
Location - State wide at schools, kindergartens or community halls
Teacher Professional Development - Teachers' participation in our experiences can contribute towards their continuing professional development. Find out more.
#2022 In-School Workshops
Bringing a narrative to life.
Movement concepts are introduced in a playful and creative way through the exploration of QB's Peter and the Wolf, igniting imaginations and bringing the narrative to life.
Prep - Year 1
Storytelling through movement
Students will explore characters from QB's Peter & the Wolf using shape, space, levels and dynamics to bring the narrative to life through movement.
Year 2 - 4
Learning the basics of coding through dance.
Based on instructional and directional language, this creative dance workshops explores the connection between how we can program a robot to move and how we can instruct or choreograph our bodies to move in specific ways. Students will be challenged and engaged in this interactive dance and STEAM workshop where pathways, directions, shape and dimension will be explored.
Years 2 – 6
Dancing Through Cultures
During the workshop students will focus on how space (dimension, level, size and floor pathways), time (tempo), dynamics (movement qualities) and choreographic devices (repetition and motif) reflect the cultural influences of adapted repertoire from The Nutcracker. In small group-based choreographic activities, students will also use different Queensland Ballet Flashcards to manipulate the learnt repertoire.
Year 3 - 6
Dancing through history.
This workshop explores the theme of war through repertoire selected and adapted from QB's 2016 triple bill, which draws from ballet and contemporary genres. Students will be guided through choreographic activities that will assist in creating their own, unique movements, providing opportunities for them to develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
Dancing Through Cultures
More information about this workshop will be released soon.
Year 7 - 12
The ideal introductory ballet workshop.
The history and evolution of ballet will be incorporated into the teaching of this ballet technique class, adapted for various levels or experience. Students will build on their technique and ballet vocabulary throughout the class to culminate in the learning of three pieces of adapted repertoire from different eras.
Years 7 - 12
The physics of ballet.
Students will be guided through the basics of partnering, exploring counterbalance, base of support, centre of gravity and weight sharing. These skills will then be integrated into the learning of a duet from a modern ballet from QB’s repertoire.
Year 10 - 12
Unpack the detail behind creation.
Students will explore choreographic intent through the analysis of both traditional classical ballet literal storytelling and contemporary abstract portrayal. Students will learn a piece of repertoire and then create their own movement sequence based on stimulus from contemporary QB productions.