The Australian Ballet workshops

Region: | Sydney
Years 3 to 12

The Arts Unit, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach team, will host a series of workshops for students from years 3 to 12.

The workshops are crafted around the students' skill level and cover classical technique through to repertoire and classical/contemporary choreographic process.

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About the program

The Arts Unit, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet, will host a series of workshop opportunities for students from Years 3 to 12.

The 1-day workshops will be held at Tanya Pearson Academy and are taught by tutors from The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach Team.

The workshops are crafted around the students' skill level and cover classical technique through to repertoire and choreographic process. Students will take part in a warm-up, technical exercises, learn repertoire and explore choreographic elements.

Workshops will be divided based on students' RAD Grade level or equivalent. Students do not need to be currently studying for a RAD exam to attend.  See relevant workshop dates below.

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 3 September; 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (RAD Grade 2–3)
  • Wednesday 4 September; 9:30 am to 2:00 pm (RAD Grade 4–5) workshop at capacity – closed
  • Thursday 5 September; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (RAD Grade Int.Fdn Intermediate)
  • Friday 6 September; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (RAD Grade Adv.Fdn Advanced)

Application

2024 applications are now open. 
Applications will close when workshops reaches 60 students (maximum).

Apply for The Australian Ballet Workshops (closing Friday 16 August)

    Venue

    Tanya Pearson Academy – Unit D, 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    Cost

    • $85.00 – RAD Grade 2–3
    • $85.00 – RAD Grade 4–5
    • $100.00 – RAD Grade Int.Fdn Intermediate
    • $100.00 – RAD Grade Adv.Fdn Advanced

    Ballet workshop

    The workshops are taught by members of The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach Team and are open to all levels of experience. The classes will focus on artistry, strength, alignment, rhythm and grace in a safe and respectful environment.

    The workshop material will be based around performances of The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach Team.

    Choreographic workshop 

    Participants will explore choreography through warm-ups, creative tasks, and learning the tools choreographers use to compose dances. This workshop aims to increase student's confidence, critical thinking, teamwork and creativity.

    The workshop material will be based on performances by The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach Team as outlined below.

    • From The Gadhu choreographed by Ella Havelka, music/cultural consultation by Tristan Field, and design/cultural consultation by Latoya Brown. Inspired by stories of whale migration, this contemporary duet follows the dancers as they explore themes of caring for Country, communication and symbiosis.
       
    • Wonderland choreographed by Paul Knobloch, composition by Peter Wilson and costume design by Fiona Holley, is an adapted ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she over comes obstacles, meets new characters and learns about her strengths along the way.

    Performance

    Each day, students who have participated in the workshops will have the opportunity to view a performance by The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach Team in the Tanya Pearson studios.


    Participation is open to all students attending NSW public schools.

    Contact details

    Should you have any queries, please contact the Dance Team at dance.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au.

    Enquiries

    The dance team
    The Arts Unit
    Phone
    0434 567 414

    All Arts Units programs are inclusive. If support is required to participate in The Australian Ballet workshops, please email dance.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au so we can assist.