Queensland Ballet’s Community Engagement regional tour will arrive in Bundaberg later this year as it takes a touch of ballet magic across the state.
In what will be the company's biggest community engagement regional tour to date, the team will host community classes, in-school workshops and teacher professional development sessions in 34 locations over six months.
Registrations will open in July for the Bundaberg leg of the tour, which is scheduled to take place on 24 and 25 October.
Whether you are an aspiring ballerina or danseur, or just love to dance, there is something on offer for all ages and abilities.
Tour reaches regional towns to provide dance opportunity
An annual tradition for Queensland Ballet, the Community Engagement Tour aims to inspire regional communities, providing them the opportunity to experience the physical, social and emotional benefits of dance.
Last year’s tour reached over 2900 participants across 19 local government areas, with the 2021 tour forecast to engage over 8000 people
Community classes range from QB Petit Pointers aimed to enthral the littlest lovers of dance to a tailored Ballet for Seniors class for mature active adults.
Children from six to 17-years-old will also delight in tailored ballet workshops.
The in-school workshops provide educative and inclusive dance experiences for students in kindergartens and schools.
Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO is excited to see the tour expand to new locations enabled by the focused support of generous donors.
“We are incredibly grateful to our loyal donors, who allow us to connect with communities all across Queensland and beyond,” Mr Li said.
“Dance has the incredible ability to transform lives, whether it’s through the physical movement, the social aspect or the creative expression.”
For QB Education Manager Martha Godber, this Community Engagement tour will mark her eighth year on the road delivering the program.
“We are thrilled to be visiting more regional communities than ever before , and so excited to bring our QB education and community workshops to people in Northern Territory and rural Queensland,” said Ms Godber.
“As we build capacity to grow our community regional touring program, we are able to make inclusive dance experiences more accessible and provide opportunity for people across the state to engage with QB.”
To find out what is on offer in your town or how to register click here.