Teacher professional development

Bringing the magic of dance to students around Queensland starts with educators!

Queensland Ballet provides a range of professional development opportunities for dance and school teachers to upskill and understand the value of dance in children's lives.

Teacher Professional Development
Our commitment to educators

Our commitment to educators

To support school teachers, we deliver professional development workshops for embedding dance in the classroom, and to upskill and inspire educators.

Workshops can be tailored for delivery at your school during allocated staff professional development days, or teachers can register for a workshop hosted at Queensland Ballet studios.

Underpinned by current research, workshops are tailored for early years, primary and secondary educators, delivered by Queensland Ballet Education Teaching Artists, Ambassadors and special guest artists.

#Professional development programs

Creative insights for teachers

Saturday 25 June, 12pm - 2:30pm

A 2.5hr experience for teachers to visit the Thomas Dixon Centre, participate in a workshop, and meet our creative team, wardrobe and production staff. These exclusive insights will upskill teachers to translate industry knowledge into the classroom.

Translating onstage to classroom learning

Saturday 12 November, 9am – 3pm

Understanding choreographic process and fostering a creative mindset, tailored to early years, primary and secondary teachers.

Workshop schedule and special Guest Artists to be announced soon!

Registrations will open in mid-2022.

Staff teacher professional development

QB Education Teaching Artists are now available to visit your school to help bring dance into the classroom.*

In alignment with the curriculum, this two hour workshop upskills teachers to feel comfortable and confident in embedding dance in their teaching practice. This can be arranged exclusively for your school, or for schools in your area and content can be tailored to your teacher's needs and experience levels.
*Please note that this is only available for primary school teachers.


Explore ballet technique and artistry with a QB artistic staff member or company artist.

Masterclasses are delivered by a Queensland Ballet artistic staff member or company artist with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, whilst leading the you through a traditional ballet class.

Masterclasses are designed to be fun, challenging and inspirational, providing teachers with an insight into a professional ballet company.

Let's Dance E-Book

Dance for Early Years Education

Underpinned by research and evidence-based practice, Queensland Ballet’s Let’s Dance E-Book guides early years educators through units of carefully designed activities that support learning outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework.

Embed dance into your teaching practice and enable your group to explore the world around them through movement and creativity.

Teacher certification

Teachers are invited to participate in any of our experiences and can view them as providing genuine opportunities to learn new skills, knowledge and understandings in order to enhance student learning outcomes. Therefore, hours spent participating in our programs can be counted towards their Continuing Professional Development.

Teachers are able to request a Queensland Ballet Certificate of Professional Development by emailing us at community@queenslandballet.com.au.

#Discover more

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions prior to registering for a professional development event.

Networking events

Looking to connect with other educators about arts and learn more from arts industry experts? Consider attending a networking event.

Dance teacher training

Whether you're a dance teacher or educator, you could benefit from learning about delivering dance and movement activities to students. Become a certified Queensland Ballet dance teacher today.

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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