​​Queensland Ballet’s School Immersion Experience

This experience offers a memorable and enriching day for students while aligning with educational objectives, making it a valuable investment for teachers seeking to provide a holistic immersive learning experience for their students.

School Immersion Experience

Immersive Learning Opportunities

Students have the unique chance to observe Queensland Ballet company dancers in class or rehearsals, applying their honed technical and expressive skills to their work. This provides an unparalleled insight into professional dance practices, enhancing students' understanding of the art form.

Exclusive Access to Thomas Dixon Centre

The School Immersion Experience includes a tour of the newly refurbished Thomas Dixon Centre, the Queensland Ballet's home. This behind-the-scenes access to the Talbot Theatre, studios and other on-site areas allows students to explore the world of our professional dance company, gaining knowledge about the technical and creative aspects of staging a performance.

Curriculum-Aligned Dance Workshops

The practical dance class or workshop is not only a hands-on experience for students but is also designed to align with curriculum subject matter and, where possible, will be tailored to suit your current unit of work/interest. This ensures that the immersion experience contributes directly to the educational goals of the participating students, making it a valuable supplement to classroom learning.

Personalised Q&A with Industry Professionals

Students have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with Queensland Ballet company staff in areas of their interest, such as Dancer Health, Wardrobe, Technical Production, Design, or Artistic. This personalised interaction allows students to explore potential career paths, seek advice and gain insights from professionals working in the field.

Inspiration for Aspiring Artists

Exposure to the professional environment at Queensland Ballet can be a powerful source of inspiration for students.

School Immersion Experience details

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location: Thomas Dixon Centre, 406 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101

Price: $600 per session

Teaching Artists

Queensland Ballet's Teaching Artists are trained to work with students of all abilities to ensure our workshops are inclusive and accessible to all.

Dates & Session Times

Wednesday 1st May (term 2, week 3) - in the same week as International Dance Day. Let Queensland Ballet share our love of dance with your students.

Wednesday 11 September (term 3, week 10)

Wednesday 30 October (term 4, week 5) - in the same week as World Ballet Day. Let Queensland Ballet share our love of ballet with your students.

Wednesday 4 December (term 4, week 10) - Let us support you and inspire your students at the end of this extra-long term with an excursion to the home of the Queensland Ballet.

NEW for Year 12/Senior student
Wednesday 7 August (term 3, week 05) - Join us for a practical responding session, complete with a movement class, company dancers, fun retrieval activities and dynamic writing practice.

Throughout the year there will be a total offering of five school immersion experiences delivered. 

School immersion experiences are limited to groups of 30 students. It is recommended that you book two experiences for the same day if you have a group of more than 30 students.

Additional sessions are available upon request at education@queenslandballet.com.au, contact us here.

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School Immersions Experience information pack

Download our comprehensive information pack now for program information, and terms and conditions.

In-school workshops

We offer in person workshops in your school, led by Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists.

Online school workshops

If you're in a regional or interstate location, or just need an agile solution for learning, you can now bring Queensland Ballet school dance workshops to your students virtually!

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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