The Cradle Method
For those who have the heart and soul of a dance artist. Learn the fine art of ballet through instinctual self-awareness.
Learn to dance more quickly and effectively
Unlike traditional ballet training methods, the Cradle Method promotes continual, rapid progress. As a dancer you will never find yourself at a standstill.
Reduce the chance of injuries and chronic pain
Working naturally reduces the potential for injury or deterioration from overwork to a dancer’s body.
Suitable for all ages, levels, and body types
We believe that through passion and perseverance, anyone can become great — not only those born with the ideal “ballet body,” or “natural talent.” What we care about above all is the spirit and dedication within the dancer.
The Cradle Method employs conscious learning and self-imagery combined with classical vocabulary and innovative technique.
Through a variety of exercises and studies, dancers are guided into their own bodies so they become acutely aware of their skeletal alignment and bone structure. This skeletal awareness allows the muscles of the body to work in harmony, thus reducing the stress imposed on the body as one dances.
A Training Revolution
The Cradle Method TM is the official training method of the JohnC Art Ballet.
Through the Cradle Method, John has returned hundreds of dancers back to the dance floor, even if doctors and therapists have told them they would never dance again. Watch the videos below to learn how the Cradle Method heals dancers, instills confidence, and breaks through barriers to learning the art of ballet.