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

3 easy steps to PRE-REGISTER

1. Complete the Online Registration Form

2.  Complete your class payment via Paypal ($1.50 processing fee)
3.  Print and sign the Participation Agreement (and bring with you to your class)
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Payment Options

Master PBT Class (90 minute class $25)

Returning or UI/WSU students (10% off)

PBT for the Young Dancer (60 minute class $20)

Upcoming Master PBT Classes:

At this time, the April 4th and May 2nd PBT Master Classes have been postponed due to the developing COVID-19 situation.  Classes will resume when safe in consideration of student health.
In the meantime, students do have the unique opportunity to continue their study and practice with me ONLINE 
along with dancers from all over the United States!

PBT for the Young Dancer Mondays in May 2pm-3pm
PBT for the returning student Wednesdays in May 3pm-4pm
PBT for the experienced student Thursdays in May 12pm-1pm


OPEN Master PBT Class

$25 (90 minutes)

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.  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.  

EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED
There are a number of options available for purchase and/or reservation on the Online Registration form.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
All ages 7 - senior are welcome!

*** PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***


PBT for the Young Dancer

$20 (60 minutes)

In this class students will focus on engaging and activating deep muscles groups of the lower limb, upper limb, back, and core through the Sub-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.

*** PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***

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