Wendy Bates School of Dancing

Progressing Ballet Technique


What is Progressing Ballet Technique?

"Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment."

Simply - it's a way of using equipment to understand how the body functions when working through different ballet positions and exercises, in order to achieve your best. Even though the root of the exercises is in ballet, it is not just for ballet dancers. Exercises throughout PBT develop strength in core muscles, balance, the use of the back and shoulders along with coordination which are necessary in all styles of dance. It is a fantastic method of training your body in an interesting and fun way.