A one, and a two and a three and pointe!

They say age is just a number and that it’s never too late to learn something new.

So if you’re a senior who’s always wanted to dance, then we’ve got a chance for you to learn ballet from the best.

Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Denise Sims said Queensland Ballet will be offering a free, ballet program on August 17 at North Lakes YMCA.

“This program is being delivered through Council’s awarding winning Healthy & Active Moreton program as part of Seniors Week,” she said.

“We’ve got teaching artists from Queensland Ballet who’ll help seniors with ballet exercises and sequence of steps, leading to a short dance.

“The best thing is, you don’t need any previous ballet experience!

“This class is especially tailored for seniors with a focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility.

“So get involved, move your body, and enjoy the energy that comes through dance.”

Councillor Sims said Moreton Bay Region Libraries would also hold activities for seniors including Yoga for Seniors in Bribie Island, Caboolture and North Lakes.

“Seniors can also discover eBooks and eAudiobooks at Bribie Island Library and learn how to access digital books through the library.

Council’s Healthy Active Moreton program, which offers an exciting range of fitness, recreation and sporting activities and workshops took out the State’s Parks and Leisure Australia Community Based Initiative of the Year award for the Healthy & Active Moreton Club Support Initiative in May.

Ballet for Seniors is on at The Space, YMCA, Cnr of Lakefield Drive & Endeavour Boulevard, Norths Lake.

People can register to participate in one of two sessions offered on the day - 10am to 12.45pm or 1.30pm to 4.15pm, Saturday 17 August. For more information head to: www.mbrc.qld.gov.au/healthy-active

For more information on Libraries’ activities for seniors www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Photo above courtesy of Ali Cameron.

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