Progressing Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a fun innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to help them feel what muscles they are training to initiate the correct alignment in ballet. Using a yoga/fit ball under the student’s’ body gives the student proprioception for their posture and weight placement while feeling each correct muscle groups.

Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years 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. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance and the programs have received positive feedback from teachers’ and students worldwide.

New York Dance is excited to offer an open level PBT class for upcoming season. Miss Ashley has been certified in all 3 levels of the program and confident that it will help dancers, across all genres, to succeed and meet their dance goals!

*If you are enrolled in any Saturday ballet program the PBT conditioning class will be included for FREE with your fall class tuition!


Dress Code

  • Ballet/Pointe, Fairytale, Creative and Pre-k Ballet

    • Any colored leotard, bare feet (transitional or footless tights acceptable).

    • Hair drawn back and neatly secured. (skirts are permitted). Hair up and secured in a bun (no ponytails).

    • No excess jewelry, shorts or streetwear.