Celebrate Queensland Seniors Month with Queensland Ballet
Mind Body Ballet
Mind Body Ballet is Queensland Ballet’s flagship wellbeing event, established in 2016 with the intent to empower, inspire and educate. To celebrate Queensland Seniors Month in October, our Mind Body Ballet program has been designed to share professionals’ knowledge and expertise in healthy ageing to promote the overall wellbeing of seniors in our community. This event will deliver a wide variety of presentations, workshops and classes that celebrate building social connections and encourage ongoing self-development in our golden years.
Recommended for ages 45+ but all ages welcome.
Session 1: The Mindful Garden
Dr Theresa Scott, with assistance from Susanne Rose (PhD student), will take us on a journey of appreciation of the rehabilitative and vitalising effects of gardens and their natural elements which dates back centuries.
Session 2: Let’s get physical: Strength
In this practical workshop with Queensland Ballet’s Head of Performance Health, Michelle White, you will discuss the key changes that occur in our bodies as we age.
Session 3: The Benefits of Creativity for a Healthy Mind in Later Life
Join Dr Nancy Pachana in this interactive session as we brainstorm, then breakdown, the barriers and the facilitators of creativity in later life. No topic or question is off limits!
Session 4: Healthy Hearts, Healthy Brains: Exercise Tips as We Age
In this session led by Dr Jenna Taylor, we will outline how ageing can affect our blood vessels and in turn our heart and brain health. We will then explore how exercise can help to combat these effects of ageing..
Ballet for Seniors Taster Class + Q&A
Led by Queensland Ballet Physiotherapist and Teaching Artist Melissa Tattam, this Ballet for Seniors Taster class is perfect for anyone curious to try ballet for the first time. This adapted class will focus on the fundamentals of ballet technique with exercises and movement specifically tailored for ageing bodies. Finishing the session with a Q&A, Melissa will help answer any questions you might have about ballet, as well as tips and advice on warming up and looking after your bodies both during and after class.