Class with Christine Wright

Regular classes with Christine Wright will conclude on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Make the most of the opportunity to train with Christine until then!

Looking to the future, Christine will continue to teach the Dance Educators’ Seminar, the August Intensive, and the annual STDT 3rd year residency.
Dancers will be able to register for these classes ahead of time, or to drop in, if space allows.
Information on these workshops and any other special training initiatives will be posted on the website and Facebook page.

 

Daily Technique

Christine brings 29 years of professional teaching experience and is now based in Toronto. This 2-hour class will develop and enhance body movement and technique in a supportive environment. Based on sound principles of anatomy, the focus of the class is movement, flow, and musicality. Interested in more than teaching the ballet technique, Christine focuses on teaching dancers skills that enable them to bring out their own innate abilities, resulting in freedom of movement built on a firm foundation.

2016/17 Session: Tuesday & Thursday

Class time: 10:00 AM – 12 noon

Warm up and Registration: 9:30 AM

Single Class: $14 (includes HST)

Location: Canada’s National Ballet School,
400 Jarvis Street (map)

Pre-registration is not required. All classes are open for drop-ins. Class fees can be paid in cash or by cheque in studio, prior to the class start time.


Fundamentals

Every Monday & Wednesday, Christine’s class will be teaching “Fundamentals”. This special class is the opening exercises, usually done in the first half hour of the Daily Technique Class. Christine developed many of these exercises to address issues she sees in class, lumbar instability for instance. These exercises address anatomical goals on a very specific level, a level too detailed to address in the complex setting of a regular class. The Fundamentals class will vary sometimes, concentrating on a specific area of the body.This class will be geared toward dancers addressing their specific needs. The last half hour of the class will be a barre. All are welcome to join.Dancers of any background are welcome as are non-dancers.

Class: Monday & Wednesday

Class time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Warm up and Registration: 9:30 AM

Single Class: $14 (includes HST)

Location: Canada’s National Ballet School,
400 Jarvis Street (map)

It is a class that I wish I had been taking 5 years ago as everything that she is focusing on is what I have been working towards in one way or another for the past 5 years. I have found the exercises she presents to offer a huge amount of feedback as they are simple but rigorous and reveal ones habits and weaknesses so that you can begin to strengthen and focus on those areas.
— Brodie Stevenson

Private Training and Bodywork Sessions

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, would like to work on increasing your physical strength, or investigate your performance practice more deeply, one-on-one training sessions with Christine Wright can assist you to reach your goals. She has an extensive background in functional anatomy, kinesiology, and fine motor control. Though she has particular expertise in restoring functional symmetry in the spine and body, she works with many different issues and injuries both in the dance and lay population.

This work is done privately and with apparatus, and appointments can be booked for weekday afternoons, and evenings.

Sessions are $65 per hour for professional dancers and $80 per hour for non-dancers.

If you are interested, please contact Christine at christine@peggybakerdance.com

Christine approaches your body with the eagle-eye of a detective. She assesses your movement patterns, injury history, imbalances, and areas of function and dysfunction with the most minute attention to detail. Armed with that information, she then goes about helping you rebuild proprioception and achieve balance, alignment, and strength in your body bone by bone and muscle by muscle.

After a dance injury forced me to have 3 reconstructive surgeries on my ankle, Christine helped me rebuild strength in my ankle and leg and brought my body back into balance at a level that neither I nor my doctors anticipated was even possible. Furthermore, in doing so, she helped me identify the original movement patterns that likely contributed to my injury in the first place, so that my biomechanics are stronger and more sure than they were during my dance career. Now, as a pilates teacher myself, I continue to study with her to expand my own knowledge base, understand the nuances of the work, and refine my own understanding of the body.
— Marimba Gold-Watts, Articulating Bodies Pilates