PROGRESSING Ballet technique (PBT)
A REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM TO ENHANCE BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years.
Safe dance training has been a passion of Marie’s as an educator for over 4 decades. It is sometimes difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet their training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the student’s’ body it gives the students a proprioception for their posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance. The programs have received positive feedback from teachers’ and students worldwide. The inspiring music for the original programs has also been composed by Grant Kennedy to also stimulate the learning process.
After continual success in monitoring the student’s’ progress in these integral areas of ballet training, Marie was encouraged by teachers to produce her programs and share her PBT technique. The programs are wonderful teaching tools that enhances ballet training.
Many professional dancers also use the program to keep their form during holiday break. The program also has advantages during rehabilitation from injury.