Queensland Ballet heads to the regions

Queensland Ballet heads to the regions

Queensland Ballet (QB) Education Teaching Artists are coming to a town near you, with the team travelling far-and-wide across regional Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory this year.

Kicking off the annual Regional Community Tour in Toowoomba this February, QB’s highly-skilled Education Teaching Artists will deliver engaging community dance classes and in-school workshops across over 30 locations.

With something on offer for all ages and abilities, the programs range from Petit Pointers for the youngest lovers of dance through to Ballet for Seniors for active mature adults. Children from six to 17-years-old will also delight in tailored ballet workshops.

QB’s Regional Community Tour aims to get people moving and inspire inner creativity, providing locals the opportunity to experience the physical, social and emotional benefits of dance. Last year, the tour engaged over 9,000 participants across 37 locations.

QB Head of Community Engagement, Genevieve Dunn, says regional touring has been an inherent focus of the company since founder and former Artistic Director Charles Lisner’s first regional tour back in 1961.

“We are Queensland’s ballet company, and our annual regional touring initiatives allow us to connect with diverse communities, ensuring those who want to experience and enjoy meaningful arts experiences have the opportunity to do so,” said Ms Dunn.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of Arts Queensland, host local councils and our generous donors and partners, who continue to offer unwavering support to QB’s regional initiatives.

“From Grafton to Weipa and everywhere in between, we hope to see local community members join us. Some towns might even be lucky to catch our Artistic Company on stage, as Queensland Ballet presents an unmissable season of Giselle in Toowoomba, Cairns and Maryborough,” Ms Dunn added.

Click here to see if the Queensland Ballet Community Regional Tour is heading to a town near you!

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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