Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.
It is a unique training system using ballet technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT was created by Marie Walton-Mahon, a former ballerina with Les Ballet de Marseille, under the artistic direction of Roland Petit.
She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, strength, flexibility, weight placement and alignment for many decades.
Walton-Mahon created the program 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 almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide.
Suitable for dancers Grade 3 upwards.