Queensland Ballet comes to the Redlands

WORKSHOPS: Queensland Ballet is bringing workshops to Cleveland, Coolnwynpin and Victoria Point high schools on August 6.
WORKSHOPS: Queensland Ballet is bringing workshops to Cleveland, Coolnwynpin and Victoria Point high schools on August 6.

Students from three Redland schools can participate in Queensland Ballet workshops on August 6 as part of its community engagement tour at 15 schools.

Queensland Ballet will visit Cleveland, Coolnwynpin and Victoria Point high schools with ballet moves workshops.

The tour had been suspended due to Queensland Government travel restrictions and was finally approved after a robust plan was developed in alignment with Queensland Government guidelines and the AusDance Dance and Physical Performing Arts COVID Safe Plan.

The workshops aim to inspire regional communities and provide them the opportunity to experience the physical, social and emotional benefits of dance.

The tour includes In-School workshops, sponsored by Shell's QGC business, with special thanks to Shell QGC's Joint Venture Partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, who support Queensland Ballet in bringing the arts to regional Queensland.

The In-School workshops provide safe, educative and inclusive dance experiences for students in kindergartens and schools.

Queensland Ballet's In-School workshops complement the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and Senior Dance Syllabus.

Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO said it had been a big step in the right direction for the company, after its 2020 season was postponed to 2021.

"Our community engagement tour is so important for us to connect with our local and regional communities, especially during this unprecedented time when our theatres remain closed," Mr Li said.

"Our workshops provide such wonderful opportunities for communities to come together and experience the joys of dance. Whether you enjoy the physical movement, the social aspect or the outlet of creative expression, these workshops are a fantastic way to experience our incredible artform."