You could do yoga on your lunch break. Or you could take online lessons from Queensland Ballet.
The company’s 2020 season may have been train-wrecked by Covid-19, but staff spent their final hours before shutdown last week recording a bunch of online classes. They will become available from Monday via the Classes at Queensland Ballet app.
The classes will suit all ages, from children to seniors, and include traditional ballet, stretching and fitness classes. For a bit of fun, the company’s Victor Estévez and Mia Heathcote will also be running salsa classes.
Queensland Ballet is “in the business of making people happy”, artistic director Li Cunxin said in a media release earlier this week. “As soon as we knew [we] wouldn’t be [performing live] over the coming months, we began brainstorming how we could continue to engage our dancers, our teams and our wider community, as we believe that is our ultimate responsibility.
“We’d like to continue these over the break, and we’re looking at ways our teachers can record sessions from their home.”
Queensland Ballet’s app can be downloaded here. Classes begin Monday.