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Queensland Ballet pirouetting into the Southern Downs for FREE educational workshops

10 June 2019

Slide on your ballet slippers and limber up because Queensland Ballet is coming to the Southern Downs.

Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland Ballet (QB) are teaming together to offer QB’s regional community classes, a series of free workshops that offer outstanding teaching and coaching from highly skilled QB Teaching Artists.

Queensland Ballet will hold their community workshops for children aged six to 17 in Warwick on Wednesday, 19 June at Warwick Town Hall and in Stanthorpe on Thursday, 20 June at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.

Councillor for Finance, Governance and The Arts Jo McNally said Queensland Ballet’s community workshops offer a wonderful opportunity for the region’s budding young dancers.

“Queensland Ballet is world renowned, and any child interested in ballet will not want to miss this special opportunity to experience the expertise of Australia’s best ballet teachers,” Cr McNally said.

“The Arts bring our communities together and enrich the culture of our region.

“We are very excited to have Queensland Ballet here in the Southern Downs offering their world-class workshops, and we encourage all our young aspiring ballet dancers to attend.”

Queensland Ballet is also visiting Warwick State High School and The School of Total Education on 20 June and Stanthorpe State High School and Greenlands State School on 21 June to deliver free in-school workshops.

Queensland Ballet has undergone a revival since internationally acclaimed dancer Li Cunxin joined the company in 2013 as Artistic Director.

Mr Li said Queensland Ballet is delighted to provide regional communities the chance to experience the classes and teaching expertise QB is renowned for.

“The aim of our regional tour is to inspire regional Queenslanders to experience the physical, social and emotional benefits of dance through accessible arts opportunities.”

Queensland Ballet will visit 24 communities during their regional tour of Queensland from 20 May to 7 July. Nearly 4200 ballet enthusiasts attended QB’s regional tour in 2018.

For more information and to register your interest to attend one of these workshops, visit queenslandballet.com.au/learn/2019-regional-school-community-workshops.

To keep up to date with all the news and events across the Southern Downs, visit sdrc.qld.gov.au or follow SDRC on Facebook.

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