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Classical Academy

Vestry School of Dance Classical Academy was formed in January 2013 to provide an opportunity for young dancers who show a particular leaning toward classical ballet.

These classes augment students’ existing training and enhance their performance by concentrating on physical conditioning with Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), classical ballet technique and artistry.  The aims of the Academy are to offer high-quality classical training for young students with a focus and attitude leaning towards classical ballet.  Enrolment is by invitation.


Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique-specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner. The students gain a great sense of posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each expertise. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed expertise and reparation of these exercises that trigger muscle memory.