Dance for seniors


As we get older, keeping our bodies strong and agile is more important than ever.

Our classes for active adults are a great way to challenge the mind and body and make new friends who share a love of dance.

Dance for seniors

Keeping bodies active

In 2017 Ballet for Seniors was the subject of a research study conducted by Queensland Ballet in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and supported by the Queensland Government's Advance Queensland initiative.

Findings show that Ballet for Seniors led to positive wellbeing outcomes particularly: feeling more energetic/animated, keeping in shape, bodily control/awareness, posture, flexibility, physical wellbeing, and overall wellbeing.

We're passionate about making dance more accessible for all!

#Dance classes

Ballet for seniors

Formulated under extensive research and tailored for aging adults, these classes focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility. And above all provide a wonderful way to connect with like-minded dance enthusiasts.

Available as a casual class, or part of an 8 week foundations course - the foundations course is recommended for ballet beginners, as you have the opportunity to develop technique over a period of time.

Pilates

Our pilates classes are a great way to develop better balance, core strength, mobility and overall strength. These classes are also a great way to compliment your dance classes, as you focus on all areas of the body.

Jazz for seniors

This class focuses on Broadway jazz artistry and choreography, drawing from some of the world's most popular musicals.

Grounded in jazz technique, the class is tailored to be inclusive of beginner-level older adults: no turns, jumps or floor work.


#Class costs

Casual Class

Studio class only
Adult $25
Concession/QB Friend $21.25


10 Class Package

Studio class only
Adult $212.50
Concession/QB Friend $180.60


Read dance class terms and conditions here.

#Teach and learn


Teacher training programs

Are you passionate about sharing the benefits of dance with your community? We offer teacher training programs to dance teachers and health professionals, to learn the foundations of Queensland Ballet's dance for seniors programs.

Find a class near you

Select dance studios around Queensland and Australia are endorsed Queensland Ballet dance for seniors licensees, meaning you don't have to live in Brisbane to experience a Queensland Ballet underpinned class.

#Discover more


FAQs

Everything you need to know to prepare for your class at Queensland Ballet.

Memberships

Queensland Ballet members receive 10% off all dance classes, among other benefits.

What's on

Queensland Ballet offers other one-off dance workshops and events throughout the year.

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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