Dance workshops for creative teens

Published 3:00pm 12 November 2021

Dance workshops for creative teens
Words by Nick Crockford

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is partnering with Queensland Ballet (QB) to bring dance workshops for teenagers to Moreton Bay next month.

A QB Teen Unite Immersion in Moreton Bay will be at USC’s Petrie campus with Queensland Ballet instructors and USC academics, from December 14-16 - for those aged 13-17 of all skill levels.

It will include ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance workshops as well as presentations about entrepreneurship, mentorship and wellbeing.

New ideas

USC Lecturer in Creative Industries Dr Karen Hands will present a brain booster workshop on strategies for thinking outside the box to inspire new ideas.

Lecturer in Design Deborah Fisher will deliver a performance-design workshop on how important costume design, make-up and set design are to creating a ballet.

The program will culminate in the filming of dance routines to produce 360-degree videos and an informal showcase where participants can demonstrate their new skills to friends and family.

Dance workshops for creative teens

Next move

Three-day passes for the QB Teen Unite Immersion in Moreton Bay are $150. One-day casual passes (for days one and two only) are available for $65 a day.

“QB Teen has been designed to provide creative teens with access to highly-skilled professionals in the creative arts industries,” Queensland Ballet’s Head of Community Engagement Genevieve Dunn said.

"Somewhere they can connect with like-minded teens and develop their skills and confidence as they prepare for their next move"

Creative thinking

Head of USC Moreton Bay Professor Karen Becker said: “We have a shared commitment to helping young people collaborate and realise their creative potential and through this program we want to foster and promote the arts more broadly."

“The program isn’t just about dance. It draws in a range of topics around wellbeing as well as also sharing some of the knowledge of our Creative Industries academics through the creative thinking and design workshops.”

For the full program, and to register, go to queenslandballet.com.au/community/qb-youth-membership/qb-teen/qb-teen-unite-immersion-in-moreton-bay-copy

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