A Culture of Excellence and Safety
The EVBA curriculum consists of two recognized training systems. The foundation of our program is the ABT® National Training Curriculum – training method of America’s National Ballet Company®*. In addition, weekly Progressing Ballet Technique® classes serve to condition the body. The combination of these training methods provides optimal progression in classical ballet technique while maintaining a safe and healthy training environment.
ABT® National Training Curriculum
East Valley Ballet Academy is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum (ABT® NTC), a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.
The cirriculum is overseen by EVBA directors Tamara Barden Huth and Andrea Alden. Both are American Ballet Theatre certified teachers. They have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
* In 2006, the United States Congress honored ABT® by officially recognizing its service as “America’s National Ballet Company®”. Read more >>
For more information on the ABT® NTC visit: http://www.abt.org/education/NTC/.
Progressing Ballet Technique®
Progressing Ballet Technique® (PBT®) is an innovative conditioning program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon. The program uses muscle memory to help dancers achieve their personal best in classical ballet. PBT® gives students a better understanding of how to engage the right muscles in order to dance safely and correctly.
For more about Progressing Ballet Technique® visit: https://pbt.dance/home/