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Journey with Queensland Ballet on its first regional Supporters Tour

Photo courtesy of Queensland Ballet.
Photo courtesy of Queensland Ballet.

Queensland Ballet is opening up its Supporters Tour for a few lucky people, as its commitment to sharing ballet throughout the state continues. 

Queensland Ballet’s vibrant program, Tutus on Tour, will shortly traverse regional Queensland visiting eight locations, alongside the largest Community Engagement regional tour the company has ever undertaken, which will enrich the lives of more than 8,000 people through the beauty of ballet.

Guests will be hosted by Queensland Ballet in St George, Dirranbandi and Goondiwindi, enjoying a premium travel experience while observing a range of community engagements. These include professional development sessions for local teachers, in-school workshops and community classes, as well as witnessing some local young dancers taking their very first steps into the world of ballet in a Queensland Ballet Petit Pointers class, right there in their hometown. 

Photo courtesy of Queensland Ballet.
Photo courtesy of Queensland Ballet.

Head of Foundation Rachael Walsh said it is great way to get see what Queensland Ballet does throughout Queensland, while also enjoying the regions. “State-wide touring and community engagement has always been central to our vision, and we’re very excited to share these incredible programs with our supporters. This tour is the perfect way to see Queensland Ballet’s work beyond the stage while enjoying the beauty and local charms of our regional communities.” 

Queensland Ballet supporters Ailbhe and Frank Cunningham have booked in and said they are looking forward to the trip. “We think this is a wonderful project. We can’t imagine a better way to travel West than in the company of Queensland Ballet.”

The tour leaves Brisbane on 6 August and returns on 11 August, and includes door-to-door travel, five nights of the best-available accommodation, breakfast daily and local dinners on four evenings. A range of local experiences will be enjoyed, including a historic tour and a long-lunch at Queensland’s most Westerly Winery, Riversands Wines. The tour concludes with Tutus on Tour in Goondiwindi, complete with pre-performance drinks and post-show supper.

Tickets are $2490 twin share or $2950 for a single room, including a $500 tax-deductible donation. Places are limited until sold out. 

For more information on Queensland Ballet and season details, visit www.queenslandballet.com.au.

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