Queensland Ballet Academy’s Senior Program is a world class training program, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, provides talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies in Years 10 to 12.
Under the guidance of Director of Training, Christian Tátchev
, and sitting between Queensland Ballet Academy’s Junior
SENIOR PROGRAM 1 and 2 (YR 11/12)
A comprehensive, part-time program which consists of four hours of dance training in the mornings and three hours of academic classes each weekday afternoon, with a further five hours of dance training on Saturdays. Covering all aspects of Classical Ballet training including daily class, pas de deux, repertoire, pointe and male technique, the Senior Program also includes training in classical character dance, contemporary dance and body conditioning.
All Senior Program students are enrolled at Kelvin Grove State College and in Year 11 and 12, select five academic subjects from a wide variety of Overall Position (OP) and non-OP subjects. These face-to-face academic studies ensure all students are eligible to graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education and an OP Score or Tertiary Entrance Ranking.
Students who successfully complete the Senior Program will also receive a Statement of Attainment endorsed by Queensland Ballet and the Department of Education and Training.
SENIOR PROGRAM Year 10
Students completing Year 10 studies experience a specifically tailored combination of elite training and face-to-face academic studies through the Senior Program. The Year 10 program includes pointe, repertoire and contemporary dance classes, in addition to a daily ballet class.
A total of 15 hours of training each week takes place at Kelvin Grove State College’s purpose built dance facilities, with class times integrated into an extended Year 10 academic timetable inclusive of Maths, Science, English and two elective subjects.
Senior Program (Yr 10) students may continue attending external dance classes where there is no conflict with their training with Queensland Ballet Academy.