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The City of Casey has partnered with The Australian Ballet to bring some exciting, FREE dance experiences to some of our local community centres these school holidays. 

From 8-10 July, young people can take part in a fun and creative dance workshop with The Australian Ballet as well as watch a professional performance of Plain Jane at one of three locations across Casey – either Selandra Community Hub, Lynbrook Community Centre or Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre. 

The workshops, designed for primary school aged students in grades three to six, will include contemporary warm-ups, dance exercises and choreographic games. Elements such as costume design, music and storytelling through dance will be discussed.

The workshops are designed to be creative, choreographic and fun and support resilience, confidence and teamwork skills, with no previous dance experience required to take part. 

Those who take part will also have the opportunity to watch The Australian Ballet Education team perform Plain Jane. This contemporary-ballet duet addresses themes of identity and sends the message that you don’t need to be Cinderella to be awesome.

Holiday Workshop details: 

  • Monday 8 July: Selandra Community Hub, 7 – 9 Selandra Boulevard, Clyde North 
  • Tuesday 9 July: Lynbrook Community Centre, 2 Harris Street, Lynbrook 
  • Wednesday 10 July: Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 34 Oak Avenue, Doveton 

There are two available workshops each day. Below is the schedule:

  • Workshop One: 10.30 am - 11.30 am for primary grades three and four.
  • Plain Jane Performance: 12.15 pm - 12.45 pm. Students from both groups are invited to this performance and parents are welcome. 
  • Workshop Two: 1.15 pm - 2.15 pm for primary grades five and six. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best this school holidays. There’s no cost to participants, but registration is essential.

These events are part of The Australian Ballet’s dance educational program STEAMDANCE, which is a dance-education approach to learning about STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths. The STEAMDANCE program is led by The Australian Ballet’s dance education team who are specialist educators and professional dancers.

To find out more about The Australian Ballet’s educational programs visit their learning and development page

Looking for some more school holiday fun? The City of Casey’s home of entertainment, arts and culture has an array of shows and activities that will brighten little faces and warm the heart. Check out the school holiday program on the Bunjil Place website