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Bring Queensland Ballet school dance workshops to your students virtually!

Online school workshops

Queensland Ballet’s Online School Workshops are rigorously designed with the Australian Curriculum – The Arts Learning Area: Dance Subject, Senior Dance Syllabus and Early Years Learning Framework in mind, ensuring all workshops complement teaching and learning already taking place in the classroom.

Workshops are a great tool for children and teenagers to learn things like:
- Confidence working and performing in groups
- Social and spatial awareness
- Coordination and balance

All workshops have been created and recorded by Queensland Ballet Education Teaching Artists who are passionate about putting the fun into the fundamentals of ballet, virtually visiting your school to deliver safe, educative and inclusive dance and movement experiences.

These workshops are available for kindergarten years, through to year 12, and all information is adapted to accommodate the diverse learning needs and experience levels and ages of students.

  • Available for 3 months unlimited use on Queensland Ballet's education portal via Thinkific
  • Ability to deliver the workshop package over multiple lessons for as many students and/or class groups as possible
  • Accessible and affordable offering for schools/kindergartens that provides students with a unique and valuable opportunity to engage with ballet and movement
  • Specially created to facilitate an in-depth learning experience that are complementary to the Australian Curriculum Dance subject and Senior Dance Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework.

Download the information pack here.

Workshop video/s

A 40min instructional video led by Queensland Ballet Education Teaching Artists. Each video includes practical exercises, analysis and discussion activities.

Pre and post workshop resources

A document that is available for download in the Queensland Ballet education portal, and provides teachers with suggested pre and post workshop activities to enhance student engagement and understanding with the activities undertaken.

Live stream Q&A

A 30min Q&A with a member of the Queensland Ballet Education Team and the school/kindergarten. This gives students and teachers the opportunity to ask questions about technique, movement, and ballet in general! Q&As will be arranged at a time that suits each individual school/kindergarten.

See workshop terms and conditions here.

#Online school workshop options

Ballet moves

Kindergarten, Prep - Year 1
Cost: $175 incl. GST and transaction fees

Movement concepts are introduced in a playful and creative way through the exploration of QB's Peter and the Wolf, igniting imaginations and bringing the narrative to life.

Moving to learn

Year 2 - 4
Cost: $175 incl. GST and transaction fees

Based on instructional and directional language, this creative dance workshops explores the connection between how we can program a robot to move and how we can instruct or choreograph our bodies to move in specific ways.

The Nutcracker repertoire

Years 5 – 6
Cost: $175 incl. GST and transaction fees

In this workshop students will learn two sections of adapted repertoire from Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker to experience cultural dance and how the elements of dance are used to define this.

Ballet history and technique

Year 7 - 9
Cost: $175 incl. GST and transaction fees

The history and evolution of ballet will be incorporated into the teaching of this ballet technique class, adapted for various levels or experience.

Ballet creation and analysis

Year 10 - 12
Cost: $175 incl. GST and transaction fees

Students will explore choreographic intent through the analysis of both traditional classical ballet literal storytelling and modern ballet abstract portrayal.

Primary workshop package

Year 2 - 6
Cost: $325 incl. GST and transaction fees

This package includes the Moving to Learn and The Nutcracker Repertoire Workshops.

Early years and primary workshop package

Kindergarten, Prep - Year 6
Cost: $440 incl. GST and transaction fees

This package includes the Ballet Moves, Moving to Learn and The Nutcracker Repertoire Workshops.

Secondary workshop package

Year 7 - 12
Cost: $325 incl. GST and transaction fees

This package includes the Ballet History and Ballet Creation & Analysis Workshops.

"The Queensland Ballet Online Workshops are a wonderful tool to bring real world context into the classroom in a safe and engaging way. The combination of making and reflecting activities fits well with ACARA and the new QLD Dance Syllabus. I would highly recommend them to any dance teacher."

#Discover more

In-school workshops

Our highly experienced Education Teaching Artists put the fun into the fundamentals of ballet, coming to your school to deliver safe, educative and inclusive dance experiences.

School matinees

Curated specifically for students and teachers, these abridged performances run for approximately 70 minutes with recorded music, including a post-show Q&A, providing first-hand insights into the show from our creatives.

Regional programs

Queensland Ballet bring a range of class types to regional communities and schools throughout the year. Find out more about where we're headed, and how you can get involved.

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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