Class with Christine Wright

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.
 

Classes take place on Thursdays

Class time: 10:00 AM – 12 noon

Warm up and Registration: 9:30 AM

Single Class: $15 (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

This class has been developed and expanded from the series of exercises that comprise the first half hour of the technique class. Christine started developing these exercises to address issues she saw in class that were too specific to address in the complex setting of a regular class, lumbar instability for instance. This class will vary, concentrating on different issues and different areas of the body. This general Fundamentals class is geared toward both dancers and non dancers. All are welcome.


Classes take place on Wednesdays

Class time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Warm up and Registration: 9:30 AM

Single Class: $15 (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
 

Dancer's Fundamentals

This class is geared toward exercises specific to the needs of dancers. The last half hour of the class will be a barre.

Classes take place on the first Tuesday of the month

Class time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Warm up and Registration: 9:30 AM

Single Class: $15 (includes HST)

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


Private Training and Bodywork Sessions

Christine has extensive expertise and experience in functional anatomy, kinesiology, and fine motor control. She has a private practice where she works one on one with clients who come to see her for a variety of reasons. Though she has particular expertise in restoring functional symmetry of 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 on apparatus.

If you are interested please contact Christine at cwiris33@gmail.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
 
 

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