TOP TALENT: The National Conservatoire Ballet Company is introducing a youth ballet company for dancers aged eight years and over starting in 2015.
TOP TALENT: The National Conservatoire Ballet Company is introducing a youth ballet company for dancers aged eight years and over starting in 2015. CONTRIBUTED

Raising the barre for young ballet dancers

PIROUETTES and pointed toes are set to head to Ipswich and surrounding areas when the National Conservatoire Ballet Company introduces a youth dance company in 2015.

For the first time in the Darling Downs, Lockyer Valley and Western Downs regions, a youth ballet company will be run for dancers aged eight years and above.

Assistant director Miss Sarah Brown said the company aimed to bring classical ballet back into the community in regional areas.

"Our performances are family friendly, both in content and price, and we use classical ballet to bring fairy tales and childhood stories to life," she said.

"It's for students in all areas - we'll be holding workshops and master classes in Ipswich in the second week of the Easter holidays."

Miss Brown was the principal dancer with the National Conservatoire Ballet Company for eight years and has performed world-wide.

"We want to be able to give the opportunity to dance students in more remote areas to work with professional dancers," she said.

"We've got professionals from the Queensland Ballet Company and Expressions Dance Company to help with teaching and workshops."

Auditions will be held on November 29 and 30 at St Ursula's Dance Room in Toowoomba.

For more information contact Miss Sarah Brown on 0405 814 257 or email ncbcdd@gmail.com.



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