Ballet for Seniors Teaching Training Program


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#QB Ballet for Seniors

Share the joy of dance with Senior participants and learn from Queensland Ballet's expert Teaching Artists with our QB Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training workshops. If you are a dance teacher or have an interest in Senior's health and wellbeing, join us for our upcoming workshop in Brisbane.

After a successful pilot in early 2021, Queensland Ballet (QB) will continue delivery of its highly popular Ballet for Seniors program across Queensland.

QB Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training 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 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, teachers will be granted a license to deliver the QB endorsed program in their community.

#Workshop details

The registration fee to attend the workshop is $1250 (excluding GST).

Price includes a 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

"Great depth of knowledge and experience given to us, and a heartfelt connection to QB that gave depth and inspiration- a great foundation for moving forward"

"It has been an absolute joy learning and communicating with the QB Teachers- very well thought out program that has lifted my spirits and also given so much knowledge"

From our licensees

#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.

Sunshine Coast QB Licensee Teacher Training

Sunshine Coast QB Licensee Teacher Training

July 2 - 3 2022, $1250 + GST

Where: En Pointe Dance Centre, Unit 5/8 Exeter Way, Caloundra West, QLD
Details: Delivered by 2 x highly experienced QB Teaching Artists over two days learn the practical skills, knowledge and teaching resources to deliver QB Ballet for Seniors in your local setting.
When: Saturday 2 July 8.30am - 3.30pm - Sunday 3 July 8.30 - 1.30pm

QB Licensee Teacher Professional Development workshop

QB Licensee Teacher Professional Development workshop

Seated Ballet Class

When: Sunday 14th August 2022
9am - 12pm
Cost: $220
Where: Thomas Dixon Centre, 406 Montague Road, West End.
Details: This three hour workshop for current QB Licensees will focus on adapting ballet classes to be inclusive for people with mobility restrictions and delivery in diverse settings. The workshop will be delivered by highly experienced Teaching Artist Tamara Zurvas and all participants will receive supporting teaching resources.

QB Licensee Teacher Professional Development workshop

QB Licensee Teacher Professional Development workshop

Advanced Seniors & adapted repertoire

When: Sunday 2 October 2022 | 9.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $295
Where: Thomas Dixon Centre, 406 Montague Road, West End.
Details: This four hour workshop will focus on how to teach Advanced level Ballet for Seniors classes and adapted repertoire from QB productions in 2022. It is suitable for existing Ballet for Seniors teachers or experienced ballet teachers looking to learn more about adapted repertoire for a seniors class. Delivered by the highly experienced QB Teaching Artist Melissa Tattam, participants will learn the knowledge and practical skills to deliver advanced Ballet for Seniors classes and will receive supporting teacher resources.