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The Australian Ballet Education & Outreach School Holiday Residency 6 - 8 Yr Olds

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The Australian Ballet Education & Outreach School Holiday Residency 6 - 8 Yr Olds

Join The Australian Ballet Education & Outreach team at Geelong Arts Centre for fun and creative dance workshops for all levels!


There are two workshops, one for ages 6-8 and one for 9-12, spanning over four days (booking your child into a creative residency means they will participate all four days). On the final day (Friday), students will get the opportunity to perform to friends and family, along-side a performance by the Australian Ballet Education and Outreach team.

Explore the world of dance through warm-ups, dance exercises and choreographic games.

You’ll learn about the performance of Wonderland, a new work by the Australian Ballet Education and Outreach team, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and hear about costume design, music, and storytelling.

Expect to move, have fun and be creative!

The residency is designed to assist in:

  • Supporting confidence, resilience, and teamwork skills
  • Supporting individual needs and skill levels
  • Accessible to all children regardless of learning styles or physical abilities
  • No previous ballet experience is required
  • Children are encouraged to participate in workshops independently from their parents and guardians, to allow connection to their peers and foster a sense of self within the group.

Workshops for ages 3-5 and 9-12 are also available

Australian Ballet School Holiday Residency 9 - 12 Yr Olds

Australian Ballet - Dancing Story 3-5 Yrs

Join the Australian Ballet and students from around Geelong in an open showing!

1:00pm -2:00pm Friday 12 July

Students that have been working with the Education and Outreach team throughout the week will have explored themes of their new show, Wonderland.

Friends, family and community members will watch performances by Group 1 (ages 6-8) and Group 2 (9-12) before viewing the performance of Wonderland by the Education and Outreach team. This brand-new work inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is choreographed by Paul Knobloch and is danced to an original score by Peter Wilson.

Link to group two web page (9-12 year old's): (


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Ticket prices

  • Participating Child $70


The Open House


Tue 9 Jul:

10:30am - 12:00pm

Wed 10 Jul:

10:30am - 12:00pm

Thu 11 Jul

10:30am - 12:00pm

Fri 12 Jul:

10:30am - 2:00pm

Free performance 1:00pm - 2:00pm

(please note the longer session on the Friday to prepare for performance)


Each session will run for 90 minutes