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Petit Pointers dance teacher training

Become a Queensland Ballet-endorsed licensee of the QB Petit Pointers program.

Petit Pointers training

About the program

The QB Petit Pointers program is designed for dance teachers, studio owners, early years educators and passionate dancers who are interested in delivering dance programs in their community.

The program lessons and pedagogy have been reviewed and enhanced by industry experts in early years education, and developed to support both the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework.

The end result is an online early year’s dance syllabus that Queensland Ballet is very proud of and delighted to share with you!

QB Petit Pointers is a world-class dance-based syllabus for early years dance programs. Queensland Ballet prides itself on delivering this program to you virtually, as well as delivering the right tools for you to facilitate accessible learning and development.

The online program is designed to provide dance teachers and early years educators with an agile option for learning, and the six-module course can be easily completed at your own pace and in your own environment.

QB Petit Pointers is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and evidence-based research, providing a dance and movement program to complement and enhance child development.

QB Petit Pointers includes three levels: 

  • Level 1 (1 – 2 years old) 
  • Level 2 (2 – 3 years old) 
  • Level 3 (4 – 5 years old)

The 10-week courses are structured to enable class participants of similar stages in physical, emotional and cognitive development to achieve a range of objectives and core skills through real-world lesson themes, enhanced by the magic of ballet.

Set within a framework of storytelling, exploration and artistic play, QB Petit Pointers encourages personal expression and development of confidence. The program is inclusive for all children and is created to easily adapt to any cohort. At the end of each course, children will have successfully developed some of the early foundation skills of ballet.

The one-off registration fee gives you: 

  • Access to the online teaching program for 30 days
  • Access to extra teaching resources
  • A suite of marketing assets to help you market your dance program
  • Ongoing support from QB Teaching Artists

At the conclusion of the course you will be equipped with the practical knowledge, skills and supporting materials to be a certified teacher of QB Petit Pointers in your local context.

Read Petit Pointers FAQs here

Participants can register for the program anytime throughout the year. Training content can be accessed as soon as purchase is made.

We estimate the course will take between 8-12 hours (continuous) to complete, which you can work through at your own pace. Please make sure you allow sufficient time for uploading and approval of your assessment tasks.

View full course overview

  • It provides a syllabus to assist in teaching creative dance via structure activities and lesson plans.
  • 10-week courses – designed to run in conjunction with school terms.
  • Inclusive of all learning styles, through the application of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
  • The skills and concepts within the syllabus framework are transferrable to the classroom or studio environment, as we encourage an “adapt or adopt” methodology.
  • Lessons are set within a framework of storytelling, exploration and artistic play, the program encourages personal expression and development in confidence.
  • Aligns your dance program with the strength of the Queensland Ballet brand.
  • Strengthens your teaching practice through the consolidation of a network of dance teachers and QB teaching artists
  • At the completion of QB Petit Pointers Syllabus, children will be able to demonstrate and understand the importance of:
    1. Language and artistry
    2. Physicality and skill development
    3. Dance and numeracy

"The modules are broken down in a way, that even for someone who doesn't have that childhood training, you can still teach a really successful class.
There is so much research about how important creative learning is in children’s development as well as their ability to socialise."

- Kim Czislowski, Early Childhood Educactor

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