Authentic Pilates™ instruction is now in your home town! Experience Pilates the way it was meant to be taught -- the Joseph Pilates Way! The Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance is located in Bel Air, Maryland and offers the only certified Authentic Pilates™ instruction in Harford County.
We have a fully equipped studio of major and minor pieces of apparatus including the Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Reformer, Pedi-pull, tower and barrels. All instructors are certified and are well trained in the intricacies of teaching the exercises on both the mat and the apparatus.
Called the "art of control" or "Contrology" by its German-born creator, Joseph H. Pilates, Pilates is, in the most simple terms, a method of body conditioning. It consists of over 500 exercises performed on the mat and on spring-based apparatus that work to simultaneously lengthen and strengthen the muscles of the body.
The method teaches the body to initiate and control all movement from the core or "powerhouse", the abdominals, buttocks, hips, lower back and inner thighs. Pilates emphasizes stretching and strengthening equally and also stresses the connection between the mind and the body. Guided by the mind's strict control, the body moves through each exercise as precisely as possible, using only the muscles the mind chooses to activate.
As a result, the exercises are so efficient at conditioning the muscles that they require very few repetitions. The mind will never be bored and the body will never be overworked or injured.
We are committed to the highest standard in Pilates training along with outstanding customer service. Come and experience this timeless workout that improves strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and posture in our clean, attractive downtown studio.