Thursday, September 13, 2012

Progressing Ballet Technique

I am a dancer.  I believe that we learn by practice.  Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.... In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit.  One becomes in some area an athlete of God.  ~Martha Graham, c.1953

When I was fifteen years old I had the pleasure of training full-time under Marie Walton- Mahon. Marie's classical coaching is world class and it is an honour to share her new program Progressing Ballet Technique.  

Progressing Ballet Technique is an amazing tool that you can use at home or in the studio, enabling you to integrate and strengthen muscle memory, increase improvement rate and strength.

Progressing Ballet Technique: By Marie Walton-Mahon
A program developed for students 11 years and above to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in ballet training.

Marie has been known for her innovative teaching skills for well over past 3 decades, she first experimented with the use of “muscle memory” to improve the students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for the past 10 years. After continual success in monitoring the students’ progress in these integral areas of ballet training she decided to record her program to share with teachers and students.

Chapter 1 - In depth technique of the ‘how’ and “why” for these exercises demonstrated by students at the National College of Dance

Chapter 2 - Class students at Teresa Johnson School of Ballet – with Grant Kennedy.

Marie Walton - Mahon
Former Principal of the Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy
Founder and former Artistic Director of the National College of Dance
Royal Academy of Dance Dual Vocational Examiner
Registered Teacher and Life Member
Continuing Professional Development Tutor for the Faculty of Education
Freelance Faculty for Student Courses, Classes and Events

Please click on the dancer above or this link to purchase this amazing DVD