Progressing Ballet Technique is a fun and engaging class for all ages and abilities focusing on alignment and core stability.
This workshop will be a beginner class for adults where you will learn the foundations of PBT.
This class will focus on developing correct use of muscles and technique. It is suitable for not only dancers but people who have had injuries or haven’t trained for a while. This class will help you strengthen your body in a safe, nurturing environment.
What is Progressing Ballet Technique?
PBT by Marie Walton-Mahon (Progressing Ballet Technique) is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
PBT increases muscle memory, improves flexibility and strength, enhances ballet technique and understanding of muscles.
To find out more about Progressing Ballet Technique, visit their website.
Do I need Ballet training to join this class?
No! This is a beginner class for all ages and abilities!
PBT has 3 levels of difficulty and class exercises are adapted to suit everyone’s skill level and ability.
Do you offer one off workshops or short courses for schools or dance school?
Yes! Get in touch to find out more and get a quote. Our workshops and courses are tailored to suit the needs of your students.
Do I need any special equipment?
PBT uses equipment to help strengthen and develop an understanding of your body. The main item used is a fit ball, which gives you feedback through movement. Other items used include resistance bands (also known as a Theraband) to provide resistance and pressure, a soft ball to engage our inner thighs and core, a lacrosse ball to roll out the fascia in our feet and a yoga mat to lie on during floor exercises. For information on specific equipment, visit PBT’s equipment page.
We provide equipment to use during class free of charge.
If you would like to have your own equipment to take home, we have resistance bands and lacrosse balls available for purchase. This can be purchased as as a package with your workshop at the time of booking. Items will also be available for sale in the studio.
If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email email@example.com or phone Bonnie on 0420 308 221
Dates: Sundays, March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (Takes place every week, total of 5 sessions)
Address: Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St, Annandale NSW 2038 [View Map]
Cost: Early Bird (before March 25): Adult $80 / Concession $75
Normal Price (after March 25): Adult $100 / Concession $80
Resistance bands and lacrosse balls are available for $24 when you book a workshop package. Normally $29.
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Teacher: Bonnie Curtis
About the Teacher
Bonnie Curtis is a multi-faceted artist, driven by an inquisitive imagination and a desire to discover. Born and bred in Sydney, Bonnie trained at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts before moving to Europe to further her artistic development. Whilst in Europe, Bonnie had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best dancers and choreographers.
Upon her return to Australia, Bonnie completed a secondment with Australian Dance Theatre. She has continued to work on her professional development, attending workshops with internationally renowned choreographers and artists.
During her career, Bonnie has worked as an independent artist, playing the role of producer, director, choreographer and performer in works for film, installation and live performance.
Her creations and collaborations have been featured at ImPulsTanz, Museum Moderner Kunst (AT), Girona Film Festival (ES), Quadstock Music Festival (US), CinéWomen|Womenartconnect (EU), Asia International Youth Short Film Exhibition (CN), Biennale of Sydney, Sydney World Film Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival (AU), among others.
Bonnie has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer in both Sydney and the Southern Highlands, teaching ballet, contemporary, musical theatre, jazz and tap to students of all ages and skill levels. Bonnie is a certified teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique by Marie Walton-Mahon and specialises in strength and conditioning for dancers.
Bonnie previously worked as a disability support worker and has taught dance to students with intellectual and physical disabilities.
She currently teaches dance technique and performance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) for their Bachelor of Dance and Musical Theatre degree.
Photography by Coti Cibils.