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Celebrating 10 Years
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Let the artist inside you


by Suzanna Clarke.

You're never too old to learn new skills. You just need to find your passion and the right teacher, writes Suzanna Clarke.

The creative freedom we had as children often seems far away with the demands of adult life. Yet, that dream of learning an artistic skill can still be a reality. It's a matter of making time for it in our busy lives. And along the way you may meet a new group of like-minded people.

Classes for 2010 are starting now and there is an abundance of choice. Would you like to learn to paint, sculpt, take great photos, dance, make films, play the piano, learn the guitar of how to sing or act? Here's our guide to finding the right class.

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Ballet is an art that many people, particularly women, have tried at some point in their lives and they can be surprised to find how much their body remembers. It's also possible to learn it for enjoyment at an older age.

Former Queensland Ballet principal dancers Rosetta Cook and Michelle Giammichele run 2ballerinas at Bardon, which offers ballet, contemporary and tango classes to adults ranging from beginners to experienced.

Kim Storrie began doing ballet with them two years ago after an absence of 35 years.

"Now, aged 50, I attend pointe class on Monday nights and intermediate class on Wednesday nights," she says "These classes offer me many things - an extremely supportive teacher, a non-threatening atmosphere, lovely music, a physical workout, the opportunity to develop skills, friendships and a release from the stresses of everyday life."

There are classes six days a week, mornings and evenings.

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When you are learning to dance, you learn how to express with your whole body.

The Courier Mail, Arts, Thursday, Jan 14, 2010.

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