The Australian Ballet school holidays workshop at the Bowery Theatre


The Australian Ballet is headed west to bring dance experiences to young people in Brimbank through a week-long holiday program at the Bowery Theatre in St Albans.

The school holiday dance workshop gives young people an opportunity to explore the world of ballet and co-create their own dance-work to perform for family and friends at the end of the week.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said Council is thrilled The Australian Ballet’s education team is bringing the dance workshop to our community and partnering with the Bowery Theatre to run the school holiday program.

“It’s not every day The Australian Ballet comes to St Albans.

“This program is about making the ballet accessible to families that may not always have this opportunity. No experience is necessary and even better, there’s no charge to participate!

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get a taste for the ballet. The workshops include contemporary warm-ups, dance experiences and choreographic games.

“The program offers the chance to learn from ballet professionals and also includes discussions on costume design, music and story-telling, so it sounds like a lot of fun,” said Cr Congreve.

Katy McKeown, The Australian Ballet’s Head of Education said The Australian Ballet is excited to bring dance to the west.

“We are excited to be working with Brimbank City Council again and providing opportunities for young Australians to be inspired by and benefit from dance. Our team is made up of trained dance education specialists that are passionate about increasing access to dance education and reaching out to communities through this innovative creative learning program,” said Ms McKeown.

In addition to the students’ performance on the final day, join together and watch The Australian Ballet education team perform Plain Jane, a contemporary-ballet duet from 12noon-1pm on Friday 4 October.

Workshop details:
Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019
Where: Bowery Theatre, Princess Street, St Albans
Cost: No charge

Junior – Primary, Grade 3-6:
Monday to Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
Friday 10am-1pm

Senior – Secondary, Year 7-12:
Monday to Thursday 1-3.30pm
Friday 10am-1pm


For more information visit or call 9249 4600.