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Junior Extension Program

West End, QLD

Subject: Dance

The Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program (JEP) was introduced in 2001, and is designed to supplement the work done by community dance teachers. It offers a small group of gifted young dance students the opportunity to further develop their skills by working with a group of their peers under the guidance of the Company’s Artistic Staff. Participants are selected by audition, and must be aged between 11 and 14 years.

Audition Information
Auditions for the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program are normally held in September/October every year and information is posted on...

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The Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program (JEP) was introduced in 2001, and is designed to supplement the work done by community dance teachers. It offers a small group of gifted young dance students the opportunity to further develop their skills by working with a group of their peers under the guidance of the Company’s Artistic Staff. Participants are selected by audition, and must be aged between 11 and 14 years.

Audition Information
Auditions for the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program are normally held in September/October every year and information is posted on the website and distributed to all dance schools / teachers on the Company’s register in August each year.

To participate in the program, students are required to be enrolled with a community dance teacher or studio, and to be attending regular classes with that teacher. The dance teacher’s signature is required on the audition form. No particular ballet grade is required. The audition takes the form of a class (barre and centre work) which will be observed by the artistic staff responsible for making the selection. The audition class will be conducted with live piano music.

General Information
At the end of the first year of the Program, students who are still eligible by age may be offered a place in the Junior Extension Program for a further year, either for a second year in the junior class or a place in the advanced class. This depends on their progress during the year and the assessment of the Program Coordinator.

Classes are held once per week on Tuesdays during school terms, at the Thomas Dixon Centre, cnr Drake Street and Montague Rd, West End.
Junior Class: 4.00pm - 5.25pm
Advanced Class: 5.35pm - 7.00pm

Classes are conducted with live piano accompaniment.

Teachers and parents of students enrolled in the program are invited to attend the final class of each term.

Students in the program will be given first consideration in any instance when the Company requires juvenile performers for a production. However, performance opportunities are not part of the Program.

While no uniform is required, the Company offers students the opportunity to purchase leotards featuring the Company logo.

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When

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Where

Drake St
West End, QLD 4101
 

The teachers

  • Robyn White
  • Taught By
  • Robyn White

With 24 young, athletic and technically accomplished dancers, Queensland Ballet is a vibrant and creative company which...

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With 24 young, athletic and technically accomplished dancers, Queensland Ballet is a vibrant and creative company which presents a varied repertoire of dance works. One of only three full-time professional ballet companies in Australia, Queensland Ballet is a showpiece of the State’s arts culture.

Under the artistic direction of French-born François Klaus since 1998, the Company presents approximately 100 performances each year. Its repertoire ranges from popular classics and full-length story ballets to new works in a variety of dance styles by reputed Australian and international choreographers, as well as emerging local talents. Works such as The Little Mermaid, which are designed especially to appeal to children and families, are another much-loved feature of the annual program.

In addition to performing in Brisbane, the Company tours each year to centres large and small in regional Queensland, as well as making interstate and overseas visits. With its audiences growing each year, Queensland Ballet enjoys a well-established reputation for passionate and innovative performance, both nationally and internationally.

The Company’s home is the historic Thomas Dixon Centre for Dance in Brisbane's West End. The building was first built as a shoe factory in 1908. It now boasts four large dance studios, one of which, the Charles Lisner Studio, can be adapted as a comfortable and intimate performance venue. These excellent facilities enable the Company to offer a full range of training and community access programs.

With a firm commitment to nurturing young talent, Queensland Ballet offers dance students from as young as 11 years the opportunity to access the skills and experience of its artistic staff, ensuring a very high standard of training in the Junior Extension and Professional Year Programs, as well as in the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (a program offered in partnership with Education Queensland).

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Offered through

Queensland Dance School Of Excellence