Queensland Ballet is proud to offer a tailored dance program for people living with a brain injury. Underpinned by research, and delivered by our highly skilled teaching artists, we welcome anyone living with brain injury to experience the benefits of this dance health offering.
A 10-week pilot program was conducted in Term 2 2021 to creatively develop the program, accompanied by initial research to inform the teaching approach and continuation of classes.
#Why get involved?
Arts-based movement approaches are increasingly recognised as accessible, holistic, and potentially empowering resources for brain injury patients and others who experience disability. Dance has been shown to help people surviving brain injury to re-inhabit their bodies and cope with emotional, cognitive and physical impairments that can result from brain injury. Due to the artistic and creative nature of ballet and other dance forms, brain injury participants can experience freedom to use their own life experience to inspire movement and create dances.
When: classes are held weekly on a Saturday from 10am - 11am
Cost: $25 (cost is inclusive of bringing a support worker/family member)
Location: Thomas Dixon Centre Studios, 406 Montague Road, West End 4101
Bring along a family member and/or support worker to your class.
Before you attend, read the information pack and participant consent form below.
Attendees are required to complete the participant information form before attending a class. This form just ensures we are able to provide you with the most enjoyable and safe dance experience, and also understand your goals and motivations in attending the class.
Please complete this form prior to attending your first class.
Queensland Ballet's building is accessible for people with various mobility requirements. The class studio is on Level 1, with direct lift access to both the Ian Potter Promenade and the basement car park. There is a disabled bathroom onsite.
To participate, we request participants are able to engage in the class with their carer and options will be provided to dance either seated, with a wheelchair/mobility device and/or standing.