In-School Dance Workshops —
Our highly experienced EdSquad teaching artists put the fun into the fundamentals of ballet, coming to your school to deliver safe, educative and inclusive dance experiences. All of our experiences are created with the Australian Curriculum and Senior Dance Syllabus in mind so that they complement the teaching and learning currently taking place in Queensland classrooms from Early Years to Year 12.
In 2017, we offer five workshops which are underpinned by artistic excellence and are accessible to all students regardless of prior dance experience. They are available throughout the year at a negotiated date and time and can also be delivered at community halls (for combined-schools experiences).
- The workshops vary in duration from 40 - 60 minutes with upper Primary and High Schools being able to negotiate the best timeframe suitable for their students.
- Teachers are invited to participate in these classes as professional development.
- There is no minimum number of students required to register for a workshop.
- The maximum number of students for a workshop is determined by the space limitations of the dance area.
- There is no limit on the maximum number of workshops per school/kindergarten.
FREE REGIONAL TOUR WORKSHOPS
Thanks to the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, our complete suite of workshops are offered to schools in locations along our Regional Tour free of charge. In 2017, Queensland Ballet will be visiting Mackay, Emerald, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Roma, Dalby, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Rockhampton and Gladstone.
Exact dates of our planned itinerary will be released early in Term 2, 2017.
Schools must provide a large open space free of obstacles (preferably with a sprung floor) and a sound system with iPod connectivity.
We absolutely loved the workshop! The students were inspired, challenged and motivated. The EdSquad teaching artist had such a sweet teaching style and we loved seeing the tutu.
Dance Teacher, Genesis Christian College
The EdSquad teaching artist was a wonderful QB ambassador. She had a great way with the students and was able to manage their behaviour as well as engage them in the workshop.
Special Education Program Teacher, Brisbane School of Distance Education
Students were thoroughly engaged in the workshop and even non-ballet dancers enjoyed performing repertoire. Students are always in awe of professional guest teachers, and this was no exception.
Head of Department - The Arts, Coorparoo Secondary College
The Queensland Ballet workshops were a wonderful way for our junior and senior students to learn more about the history, technique and features of this important genre of dance. As well as being informative, EdSquad facilitators Mia and Jacob ensured that the students were welcomed, yet challenged, through very stimulating and enjoyable activities.
Head of Dance, Marymount College