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.

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#Workshop details

Duration - 40 – 60 minutes

Location - State wide at schools, kindergartens or community halls

Cost - Download information about fees and special package prices

Teacher Professional Development - Teachers' participation in our experiences can contribute towards their continuing professional development. Find out more.

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Ballet Moves

Kindergarten, Prep - Year 2
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.

Moving to Learn

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.

Indigenous Perspectives

Year 2 - 6
Dancing through cultures.

By exploring movement, musicality and spatial relationships, this workshop supports students to understand indigenous perspectives through dance.
The content has been informed by the Dreaming Kit developed by QB in consultation with the Mununjali Elders from the Beaudesert Community. Each school will receive a Dreaming Kit as part of the workshop to support teachers to further the learning experience into their classrooms.

Lest We Forget

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.

Ballet History and Technique

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.

Partnering

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.

Choreographic and Movement Analysis

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.

#Free Regional Tour Workshops

Workshops are offered to schools in locations along our Regional Tour free of charge.

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