Ballet for Seniors Teaching Training Program


Queensland Ballet's Seniors program is tailored for aging adults, focusing on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility. Along with this, Ballet for Seniors provides a wonderful way to connect with like-minded dance enthusiasts.

#QB Ballet for Seniors

Through the generous support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Queensland Ballet (QB) will be taking it’s highly popular Ballet for Seniors programs to four regional communities across Queensland including Cairns, Mackay, Hervey Bay and Gold Coast.

QB Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training Pilot supports QB’s vision to deliver world leading creative health programs, underpinned by evidence-based practice. The program will leverage QB’s artistic excellence and existing practice, with class content informed by the research findings from the ‘Ballet Moves for Creative Health’ report; a project conducted in partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Held over two days, QB Teaching Artists will lead teacher training workshops hosted at local dance studios, equipping dance teachers with the practical knowledge, skills and supporting materials to deliver QB Ballet for Seniors classes in their local settings.

#Why choose this program?

The aim of this program is to address some of the current challenges facing aging populations, especially social isolation and limited physical activity.

Participating in weekly QB Ballet for Seniors classes will not only provide mature adults living in regional communities increased access to physical activity, but also fosters social connectedness; recognised as an essential element for maintaining positive mental health.

At the completion of the two-day teacher training workshop, regional dance teachers will be granted a license to deliver the QB endorsed program for their community.

#Workshop details

The subsidised registration fee to attend the workshop is $275 (including GST).

Price includes a 12 month license to deliver QB Ballet for Seniors, access to teaching resources, marketing assets, ongoing support from QB Teaching Artists, and the opportunity to attend future professional development workshops delivered by QB and partner organisations.

The two-day training will include a combination of knowledge sharing and practical exercises and will provide the confidence, skills and resources for teachers to deliver in their local settings:

- QB Ballet for Seniors Foundations Course
- QB Ballet for Seniors Beginners classes
- QB Ballet for Seniors Intermediate classes

Participants must be a regional-based practicing dance teacher and have the capacity to deliver QB Ballet for Seniors programs locally.

#What are the prerequisites for participating in the Teacher Training program?

We recommend participants undertaking the course have existing knowledge and experience in teaching ballet, or have strongly developed their own classical ballet technique and artistry.

Teachers who have educational experience, but no dance training, please contact teachertraining@queenslandballet.com.au to discuss your involvement.

Gold Coast Teacher Training

GC Dance Studios, 17 Ereton Drive Arundel

16 - 17 January, 2021 $250+GST

Mackay Teacher Training

Studio 53, 53 Gregory St, Mackay

January 23 - 24, 2021 $250+GST

Hervey Bay Teacher Training

Sparks Dance Centre, 15 Driftwood Ct, Urangan

January 30 - 31, 2021 $250+GST

Cairns Teacher Training

Turning Pointe Studios, 240 Hartley St, Bungalow

February 27 - 28, 2021 $250+GST