Ballet Dance Classes
Dance School Lincoln
Ballet lessons at the Joanne Haylock School of Dance follow the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus.
This exam board is one the worlds leading dance organisations. The ballet grades go from Pre-Primary right through to Grade 8 with some children also taking the Vocational Examinations route which goes from Intermediate Foundation leading up to Advanced 2.
The students can work towards graded examinations or class awards. Ballet has an endless amount of physical and mental health benefits. It teaches the students discipline, mental strength and focus, self awareness as well as physical coordination rhythm and musicality. Ballet improves grace and posture, flexility and strength. It helps to develop social skills and instills confidence.
Alongside their normal ballet training, the dance school offers Progressing Ballet Technique exercises in the classes. Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing 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.
The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best.
It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance.
PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists and even footballers!