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Progressing Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been developed by Marie Walton-Mahon to enhance student's technique in all forms of dance by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise, core strength, correct weight placement and alignment.

The program is designed with safe dance methodology that also helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation. Students achieve the strength they need to perform their personal best for a long and healthy career.


Dancers sometimes find it difficult to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them whilst performing.


The program is designed in three levels: beginner, intermediate and advance and is inherent in the progressive challenges by the addition of the equipment used in PBT including the exercises ball, pilates ball, bosu and resistance bands.


PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists and even footballers.

Progressing Contemporary Technique

Progressing Contemporary Technique (PCT) is an innovative program created by Adam Blanch in conjuction with Progressing Ballet Technique.


PCT focuses on activating muscles groups through a process of utilising resistance and strength training. The aim is to achive a sense of moving with resistance, but never a tension in the body.

With spine articulation being a major component in contemporary dance, PCT gives a solid foundation from which the spine can explore its fullest range of suppleness and flexibilty through the co-ordination of breath and musicality.


Each exercise has been specifically developed to focus on the fundamental elements of contemporary dance. This including contraction articulation, variations of transfer weight and giving weight, floor connection, resistance stretching/strengthening, compression and expansion, and so on. The structure of the program itself has been designed in complexity, yet offering a wide range of modifications, to ensure dancers of all levels can participate, as well as being challenging and beneficial.

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 You will begin to enjoy your newfound sense of freedom in your movement 

Tea Bajc

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