PBT – Progressing Ballet Technique

What is PBT?

PBT at the Northern Lights Dance Academy in Cadillac, Michigan

“Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning
and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance
students’ technique in all forms of dance by focussing on training the
muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.
PBT helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive
the strength they need to achieve their personal best. It is an
innovative program that helps students with core strength, weight
placement and alignment.
The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and
enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be
difficult for students 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.
PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the
body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and
repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. The
program is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long,
healthy career. PBT is now being taught by over 6000+ certified
teachers worldwide and over 4500 schools globally have added PBT
classes in their curriculum for students.
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!”

Miss Elizabeth is certified in PBT 1 & 2 and incorporates it in Ballet levels 1 and up. She is also certified in PCT (Progressing Contemporary Technique) taught in Contemporary 2 and up. PBT and PCT are also offered in private lessons.

Progressing Ballet Technique at the Northern Lights Dance Academy