Marie walton-mahon: founder & artistIC director
ARAD RAD RTS
Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management
TAE Certificate in training and assessment
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years Safe Dance training has been a passion of Marie’s as an educator for over 40 years. It is difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the students’ body it gives the students a sense of posture and weight –placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance. The programs have received positive feedback from teachers’ and students worldwide. Inspiring music has also been composed by Grant Kennedy to also stimulate the learning process.
After continual success in monitoring the students’ progress in these integral areas of ballet training, Marie was encouraged by teachers to produce her programs and share the Progressing Ballet Technique. The programs are wonderful teaching tools that enhance ballet training. The DVD of Marie’s program Progressing Ballet Technique is available to purchase online for everyone to benefit.
All of the exercises on the DVD’s are clearly explained and demonstrated with a transparent specific purpose. The programs produce impressive results as reported in the testimonials from around the world in core stability and muscle memory.
The notable endorsements recommend the Progressing Ballet Technique Programs to dancers and teachers in over 40 countries around the world.