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Progressing Ballet Technique is a conditioning based class utilising an exercise ball.
The exercises performed in class are designed to increase muscle memory, improve flexibility, strengthen technique and encourage longevity in dance. The syllabus is designed by Marie Walton-Mahon who has been successfully training dancers for over 4 decades.
One of our core values is excellence in dance, achieved through safe dance practices. Since introducing this syllabus in 2017, we have seen exciting milestones achieved by dancers exploring the correct alignment of their bodies. This has both increased their learning capacity and unlocked their dancing potential.
For more information on the syllabus, please see the PBT Website here.
Students will need the following equipment for both Junior & Senior classes.
an exercise ball available from any sports store;
a Bloch red Thera-Band (available for purchase from That's A Wrap).
Using your height to size up your ball
When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor. Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.
Height and recommended ball size
Under 4’8″ – 45 cm ball
4’8” to 5’3” – 55 cm ball
5’4” to 5’10” – 65 cm ball
5’10 to 6’4 – 75cm ball