Rachel Dodson

Dance Artist, Educator, Choreographer, and Performer

Progressing Ballet Technique, or PBT, is a revolutionary program designed to train the body by specializing in muscle memory, enhancing flexibility and using dance medicine and exercises to prevent injury.  It is an excellent practice for dancers and athletes at any level to support safety in conditioning or rehabilitation from injury.  PBT has a gradual approach with very specific exercises and repetitions applicable to every level--beginning, intermediate and advanced.  Based in dance medicine and how the body works, this program helps dancers to understand which muscle groups take part in each movement.  Within this innovative practice students utilize an exercise ball, fit ball, and theraband to experience activation and strengthening of otherwise challenging to access recesses in the body with a direct influence on balance and alignment.


In a PBT class students will:

  • Develop muscle memory
  • Maximize flexibility
  • Maximize muscle strength and development
  • Master ballet technique
  • Build longevity for a dance career

12-week Workshops
beginning February 3rd - April 29th

PBT Sub-Junior

February 4th - April 29th $195
Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm

* * * PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED * * *

This is the entry-level class for students of any age and walk of experience.  Students will focus on engaging and activating deep muscles groups of the lower limb, upper limb, back, and core.  A healthy portion of this class is taught on the mat with sensitivity to joints as students experience a total body ballet warm-up from the inside out.  Emphasis is placed on anatomically sound principles of movement rooted in healthy practice and opening channels in the body for increased physiological benefit and fluidity.  
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  
EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED.  There are a number of options available for purchase and/or reservation on the Online Registration form.

PBT Junior

February 3rd - April 28th $195
Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

* * * PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED * * *

In this class students will focus on engaging and activating deep muscles groups of the lower limb, upper limb, back, and core through the Junior level of the PBT program.  Students will improve alignment, strength and flexibility to support their study of classical ballet or contemporary dance through both individual and partner exercises.  The majority of class is taught on the mat and emphasis is placed on anatomically sound principles of movement rooted in healthy practice.  Your young dancer is guaranteed to have fun in this one-of-a-kind dance class and community.  EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED.  There are a number of options available for purchase and/or reservation on the Online Registration form.

PBT Senior
February 3rd - April 28th $150
Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm (virtual class)

* * * PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ZOOM LINK * * *

This class is designed to support the committed and advanced dancer who has completed PBT programs Sub-Junior and Junior.  Students will hone previously developed skills as exercises accelerate in speed, challenge specificity and stability, and increase in duration.  Instructor approval is required.  EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED.  There are a number of options available for purchase and/or reservation on the Online Reservation form.

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