There was plenty of grace and poise on show as local children took part in the Scenic Rim Ballet Camp at The Centre in Beaudesert today.
Hosted by Queensland Ballet, the four-day camp runs until Friday, with the kids learning jazz, contemporary and ballet moves, whilst also taking part in arts and crafts activities, focusing on production, and costume and set design.
Queensland Ballet Ed Squad co-ordinator Martha Godber said the dance camp program taught the students technique, as well as choreography.
Ms Godber said throughout the week the children would create a dance routine to perform in front of their families at an informal showcase on Friday.
“It’s nice to focus on regional communities, share our love of dance and inspire them as well,” she said.
“The beauty of dance is it’s not only physical but there is also an artistic side and the ability to express yourself creatively.
“It’s great for the kids to start at a young age to foster their creativity.”
The camp caters to five to 10-year-olds and 10 to 15-year-olds.
Participants are split into two groups according to their age and each class takes turns at jazz, contemporary and ballet.
The theme for the Scenic Rim Ballet Camp is Oceania and the instructors for each of the three disciplines have interpreted it differently.
For example, during the ballet class students will be dancing to music from comedic ballet Coppelia.