Progressing Ballet Technique
BODY CONDITIONING PROGRAMME
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening programme that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required 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 helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.
Benefits of PBT
The programme helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be initially challenging for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, students will gain a greater sense of posture and weight placement while activating the muscle group accurately throughout each exercise. Regular training will then develop muscle memory for better performance in dance or sport.
Focus of PBT
PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises. Repetitions of these exercises help to trigger muscle memory. The programme is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long, healthy career. It is now being taught by over 4,000+ certified teachers worldwide and over 3,500 schools globally have added PBT classes in their curriculum for students. PBT is not only a programme to improve technique in dancers, it is also being appreciated and incorporated in training by athletes and physiotherapists.
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