Queensland Ballet’s Education team prides itself on delivering a world-class dance-based syllabus for its early years dance program QB Petit Pointers, as well as the right tools to facilitate accessible learning and development. The online program is designed to provide dance teachers and early years educators with an agile option for learning, and the six-module course can be easily completed online, at your own pace and in your own environment.

#About the program

The program lessons and pedagogy have been reviewed and enhanced by industry experts in early years education and developed to support both the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. The end result is an early year’s dance syllabus that Queensland Ballet is very proud of and delighted to share with you.

#What you get

The one-off registration fee gives you: 

  • Access to the online course for 30 days
  • Access to teaching resources
  • A suite of marketing assets
  • Ongoing support from QB Teaching Artists

At the conclusion of the course you will be equipped with the practical knowledge, skills and supporting materials to be a certified teacher of QB Petit Pointers in your local context.

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#QB Petit Pointers

QB Petit Pointers is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and evidence-based research, providing a program to complement and enhance child development.

QB Petit Pointers includes three levels: 

  • Level 1 (1 – 2 years) 
  • Level 2 (2 – 3 years) 
  • Level 3 (4 – 5 years)

The 10-week courses are structured to enable class participants of similar stages in physical, emotional and cognitive development to achieve a range of objectives and core skills through real-world lesson themes, enhanced by the magic of ballet.

Set within a framework of storytelling, exploration and artistic play, QB Petit Pointers encourages personal expression and development of confidence. The program is inclusive for all children and is created to easily adapt to any cohort. At the end of each course, children will have successfully developed some of the early foundation skills of ballet.

2020 online course dates

20 November - 21 December

2021 course dates

Registrations will open 22 December 2020

8 January - 8 February

#Why choose QB early years dance?

  • It provides a syllabus to assist in teaching creative dance via structure activities and lesson plans.
  • 10-week courses – designed to run in conjunction with school terms.
  • Inclusive of all learning styles, through the application of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
  • The skills and concepts within the syllabus framework are transferrable to the classroom or studio environment, as we encourage an “adapt or adopt” methodology. 
  • Lessons are set within a framework of storytelling, exploration and artistic play, the program encourages personal expression and development in confidence.
  • Aligns your dance program with the strength of the Queensland Ballet brand.
  • Strengthens your teaching practice through the consolidation of a network of dance teachers and QB teaching artists
  • At the completion of QB Petit Pointers Syllabus, children will be able to demonstrate and understand the importance of:
    1. Language and artistry
    2. Physicality and skill development
    3. Dance and numeracy