Qld Ballet Celebrating Literature


I was so honoured to be asked by the Queensland Ballet to assist them in choosing books from the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) early childhood book list to bring to life through music and movement. The are now running, in Book Week next week,  fun and interactive classes based on these books, which will ignite imaginations, while inspiring a passion for reading and dance. All the details are below and here. 

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You don’t have to sit still to read!

Queensland Ballet invites Queensland’s youngest ballet fans to creatively explore the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) in a wonderfully imaginative way.

Two lucky workshop participants will also win tickets to Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker this Christmas.Ballet


Monday 22 August

8:30-9am: Let’s Paint by Gabriel Alborozo
9-9:30am: Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
2-2:30pm: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and Ann James

Tuesday 23 August 

2-2:30pm: Blue Whale Blues by Peter Carnavas

Wednesday 24 August

9-9:30am: Snail and Turtle are Friends by Stephen Michael King
2-2:30pm: The Red Feather by Ben Kitchin and Owen Swan

Thursday 25 August 

9-9:30am: I got this Hat by Jol Temple, Kate Temple and Jon Foye
2-2:30pm: Davy and the Duckling by Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas

Friday 26 August

9-9:30am: Two Birds on a Wire by Coral Vass and Heidi Cooper Smith
2-2:30pm: With Nan by Tania Cox and Karen Blair


The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre, and individual home readers.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning.

To find out more about the PRC and register click here.


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