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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published June 11th 2013
Tours show what it takes to become a ballet dancer
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Here's the tour for anyone who ever dreamt of becoming a ballet dancer. Or for anyone who knows their limitations but loves to attend the ballet with all its drama and spectacle.

This is a wonderful chance to have a sneak peak behind the scenes. of the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre which is named after its long term supporter Lady (Primrose) Potter. This six-level 24,000 square metre building was built at a cost of $22 million.

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As well as listening to an introductory talk you get to visit the production department, where all those amazing costumes are made.

You also get to see the dancers of The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School at work in their studios

You get to view and experience this amazing facility with its gymnasium, dressing rooms, classrooms, medical and physiotherapy facilities, library and Dancers' Deli (operated by The Australian Ballet Society), which caters for all the special dietary needs than dancers of necessity have.

Hear what it takes to become one of these gods and goddesses.

Tour groups are limited to 16 people and last for one hour. No photography is permitted. Times are here.

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Why? To experience the life of a ballet dancer.
When: Tours are usually held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30am to 11.30am
Phone: 1300 369 741 (cost of local call)
Where: The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. Tours begin on Level 4.
Cost: $18 adults $8 children (17 years and under) but children under 8 not permitted.
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