QB 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 Teaching Training Program

#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 community across QLD in 2020; Cairns, Mackay, Hervey Bay and Gold Coast.

QB Ballet for Seniors Regional Teacher Training supports QB’s vision to deliver world leading innovative creative health programs, underpinned by evidence-based practice. The program will leverage QB’s art form expertise 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 2 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 regional based mature adults an increased opportunity for 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.

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.

Where

Cairns, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Gold Coast.

Requirements

Participants must be a regional-based practicing dance teacher and have the capacity to deliver QB Ballet for Seniors programs locally in 2020.

Cost

Subsided registration fee of $250 + GST.

When

July-August 2020 (Exact dates to be confirmed)