Every Sunday morning I teach two beginner level Ballet for Seniors classes at Queensland Ballet. Grounded in ballet technique, my classes include barre work, centre practice and choreographic sequences that are pitched for older adults who are new to dance (or coming back to it after a little or no so little break!).

I work through exercises slowly, explain technique, listen to my participants as experts of their own bodies, and crack jokes.

Together, we smash ballet and ageing stereotypes.

I have only been to one class but there was a strong feeling of “togetherness” that made being in the group fun. Anja created a feeling of camaraderie and inclusion. She was generous and giving.

Ballet for Seniors participant, 2018

Click here for more information about Ballet for Seniors at Queensland Ballet.