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  1. Introducing the newly designed PBT Associates UK. PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) is proven to increase strength and understanding of technique in classical ballet. This revolutionary programme coaches the core muscles meaning the student is left able to focus more on artistry and presentation. Classes are lead by Principal and Level 3, Elite Certified PBT Teacher, Ellie Wright*. PBT Associates UK offers: Senior Associates (year 8+) a 2 and a half hour fully integrated PBT and ballet class. Numbers are kept small in order for focus to be given to each individual student and increases in difficulty level given to the more advanced students. There is also the option for senior associates to join a once a week group zoom PBT lesson (Wednesday evening 4.30-5.30pm). Junior Associates (Year 5-7) a 2 hour and 15 mins fully integrated PBT and ballet class. This class format allows students to follow through the process from strength training to movements in order to increase understanding and technique. Class are second Sunday of every month held at the MAC, Birmingham. All details can be found in the ‘Services’ section of our Facebook page. Auditions for the programme for Entry in January 2023 are 11th December 2022, at the Mac, Birmingham 11.00-13.30. Application form for Audition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pqfjw-SJipTna6vDQ4q1_Z40E5hwX20c/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/PBTassociatesuk/services We’re also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbt_associates_uk/ *Ellie Wright PBT: https://www.facebook.com/EllieWrightPBT https://www.instagram.com/ellie_wright_pbt/
  2. If you’re looking to improve your dancers technique and strength then PBT is an excellent place to start. Introducing PBT Associates UK - the fist and only PBT associates programme. Starting on Sunday. Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening programme to enhance students technique and is hugely valuable especially for classical ballet students. With the full support of Marie Walton-Mahon, the creator and founder of PBT, my Associate programme has been created to provide classes for talented students to expand upon their current training. Associate classes are held at the MAC in Birmingham, there will also be an optional weekly zoom lesson on a Wednesday. As a level 3 certified teacher I also hold both private and group classes on zoom and at the Spirit Studio in Gloucester. PBT Associates is offering an initial set of open classes, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November before Auditions take place on the 11th December for the programme beginning in January 2023. You don’t have to be able to attend all of the open classes to apply. There are still places available, we are initially running at two levels: Junior Associates - School Yrs 5-8 11.30am-12.45pm - PBT 12.45-2.00pm - Ballet Senior Associates - School Yrs 9+ 12.45-2.00pm - PBT 2.00-3.15pm - Ballet Ballet classes are taught by RBS SA teacher Sue Lucas, and former BRB dancer Alicia Nelson. Find us on Facebook and Instagram - PBT Associates UK Application Pack - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pqfjw-SJipTna6vDQ4q1_Z40E5hwX20c/view?usp=sharing Registration Form for September - November classes - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF0oB1fLPpTd4RjleqbMxS1ZVOrpWUbHWvCZbmIIg96AskEA/viewform?usp=sf_link
  3. PBT Associates UK’s applications for our December auditions are OPEN! The programme focusses on the work of PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique), which is an amazing programme designed in Australia with proven results in greatly improving ballet technique. It runs with full support from Marie Walton-Mahon, founder and creator of PBT. Many regular students of the highly qualified and experienced PBT teacher, Ellie Wright, are at vocational schools and all get praised for their maintained and improved strength from holiday training. Last year I had 7 students successfully audition and go off to the leading ballet schools in the UK. The programme consists of a PBT lesson which is directly followed by a ballet lesson to put the improved technique learnt and strength into practice. Ballet lessons are taught by highly experienced and ex professional dancers from BRB Susan Lucas and Alicia Nelson. There are some open classes running presently, October and November dates still have spaces available. The auditions for the programme are in December for a January start. No PBT experience is required to attend the open classes or audition. The audition will be a ballet class. Early application is encouraged and places are limited to ensure quality training. Find us on Facebook and Instagram - PBT Associates UK, for more information. Follow this link for the audition application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_z18ELytyO1ocNahccZceR4ZpTOxYMHMKy_1CxC7B2Zwl0g/viewform?usp=sf_link Feel free to comment or message me if you have questions. Ellie
  4. Safely designed footstretcher for sale, only used a few times before starting at ballet school, so not needed anymore. Bought new for £125, selling for £60 for quick sale. THE-footstretcher™ is designed to stretch your feet safely* and properly. Exclusively available in the UK through selected trusted outlets, its patent-pending design releases pressure from the heel and the achilles tendon as you stretch. It also stretches your foot in the correct position (winged line) on and off the floor to help you feel your lines in different positions. 60 foot exercises and 6 foot workouts ranging from easy to hard are also provided to strengthen your feet. With a twist of the hand, THE-footstretcher™ also becomes a foot roller and a muscle massager. Furthermore, it features a thumb-like end to help you release your trigger points. Its detachable design and light weight allows it to be very portable, so when you are finished stretching, exercising and massaging you can simply put it in your ballet bag and bring it anywhere with you.
  5. Hi... I’m looking for some strengthening tips to help me get my leg higher in extensions. I have good turnout (full flat turnout) and am flexible (all 3 splits etc) but really struggle maintaining height of leg during adage..grande battlement there’s no problem! I suffered a back injury and as a result had to keep extensions low and no more than 45 degrees for a long period of time..which is why I suspect I can no longer lift my leg higher..something I never struggled with pre-injury..My dance physio now allows me to lift my leg 90 degrees and above but I don’t have the strength to hold it at all!! Any tips on exercises I could do to strengthen would be greatly appreciated😊
  6. We have a new website at Science in Dance and we would love it if you checked it. Out we post regular blogs and articles for your reading leisure and offer unique services. https://www.scienceindance.com/
  7. Myself and a colleague are running 3 days of 'back to school' dance training in CENTRAL Birmingham at a bargain price of £100 for 3 days! (Considering how much I normally charge these days this is a total steal!!!!!!!!!!) Seriously though - I will be teaching all day, every day on this course and will focus on placing and technique, strength, safe flexibility, injury prevention as well as teaching all of the tips I have learnt from people like Rebecca Davies, Tahlysia Smedley and Rosina Andrews to get you turning more easily, jumping higher and doing all those fun leaps and tricks SAFELY! (Includes classes in Progressing Ballet Technique) It is open to ANY dancer from age 8 upwards - and I can also accommodate private coaching time for anyone who is looking for help with something specific, or wants to learn some exercises to help with their dancing or prevent injury. To apply just complete a registration form on www.midas-dance.org.uk - no payment will be needed until the first day of the course. **** VENUE: Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University B4 7ET - Walking distance from the stations*******
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