View PBT schedule here

Junior, Ages 7.0-10.0, 1 Hour, Non-Performance
Senior, Ages 11.0-14.0, 1 Hour, Non-Performance
Advanced, Ages 14+, 1 Hour, Non-Performance
Adult, Ages 18+, 1 Hour, Non-Performance



CPA is proud to be the first PBT certified and licensed studio in Johns Creek/Alpharetta. Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Each exercise in the PBT program has been developed with care and guidance by Marie Walton-Mahon along with a team of physiotherapists.


Equipment Needed for Each PBT Class:


What Size Ball Do I Need? Using your height to size up your ball
When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor. Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.

Height Recommended ball size:
Under 4'8"/142cm 45 cm ball
4'8" to 5'3"/142-160cm 55 cm ball
5'4" to 5'10"/160-178cm 65 cm ball
5'10" to 6'4"/178-193cm 75 cm ball
For children who are 5 years and younger, always use a 45 cm ball.


Known as a Soft Stability Ball or Pilates Soft Ball. A Soft Toy Ball can be used and found in many toy shops.

Size: Between 20 to 23cm in diameter.
Or closest to 54cm (22") in circumference (measurement around the ball)

Also know as a TheraBand

9.8 feet / 3m in length & 6” / 15cm wide
Medium strength
Note: the colour of the strength changes depending on the supplier.

Also known as a Hand Ball, racquetball or Pinky Ball

Closest to the size of 8" or 20.5cm in circumference
(measurement around the ball) or 6.3cm / 2.5" in diameter

Note: A Tennis Ball is not recommended. If above balls are not available, next best option is a pet fetch ball.


Also known as Resistance Loop Band

Medium strength up to Advanced.
Advanced students use Heavy strength.
Generally available at exercise / sport / gym shops
Or suppliers of Pilates equipment.


Progressing Ballet Technique