DVD’s and Downloads
With the growing popularity of the Junior & Senior Progressing Ballet Technique Programs and the positive feedback from clients worldwide I set out to create the Advanced Level.
I commenced the project by trailing and reporting on exercises over and 8 months period with extremely positive results. Debra Crookshanks – internationally renowned physiotherapist was involved in discussions and fine tuning the program before the filming. I also involved the use of resistance bands specially tied across the back and spiralling down the arms to enhance the upper back strength and port de bras.
Also this level has a special section focussing on boys training and preparing the body safely for pas de deux. The program enhances the feelings and muscle memory in every part of the body ready to achieve their personal best.
I developed this program for students 11 years and above to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in ballet training. Muscle memory is an amazing enhancement in progressing ballet technique. If the students can feel the correct muscle groups that project a movement including correct alignment, the line of the movement become more transparent in their mind.
This level doesn’t have a separate CD included. I suggest you download the app ballet class which will give you plenty of options for music to use. It is this level that is beneficial to adapt for adult training.
This video is 55 minutes long and features 18 specially designed exercises to enhance ballet training. The CD is included with 18 tracks of music purpose composed to stimulate the learning process – composer Grant Kennedy.
Each exercise focuses on teaching muscle memory and has been carefully demonstrated with clear instructions by Marie Walton-Mahon to the students.
Marie stated: Early training is a passion of mine, always remember that as teachers ‘we can hold the future in our hands’. Throughout this program, all students gained confidence as they could feel their personal achievements being recognised. All the students were able to ransfer this feeling in posture, weight-placement and alignment into their ballet classes.