Corrine is a independent dance choreographer, dance teacher and film maker. She studied RAD Ballet in Switzerland and Contemporary dance in Sydney. Corrine Qualified as a primary and special education teacher in Switzerland and completed a Post graduate diploma in Dance Movement therapy (DMT) at Wesley Institute Sydney in 1998. She also completed a masters in Media Arts and Production at UTS in 2012. Corrine works as a ballet teacher in dance schools in Sydney. She is also director of Emotive Arts Dance Company, practicing out of Annandale Arts Center. Corrine has been working with Hammond Care on a government grant to an ‘Arts as Prescription’ program with people over 60’s.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan practice has been with Corrine for many years. She is looking forward to sharing her skill with you.
The style is characterized by its softness, slowness, gentleness steadiness and its smooth, harmonious and graceful movements. The early Taoist priest Chang San-Feng founded the art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan for building up the body and prolonging life. It improves health as it is an all-sided and gentle form of exercise, which not only builds up one’s limbs and trunk through various movements, but also strengthens one’s inner organs and central nervous system by wielding slow, deep abdominal breathing and concentrating one one’s thoughts. The T’ai Chi practice has a positive effect on increasing the immune system and on slowing the aging process. The result of medical research shows that through continuous practice many diseases can be alleviated.
There are many sequences of combined postures that a practitioner can learn. Corrine will be teaching the short form called Simplified T’ai Chi Ch’uan version. The short form has 24 postures and it is easy to learn and master, yet it has the same therapeutic and keep-fit value as the long form.
It would take at least 10 sessions to teach the 24 postures and the connecting steps. (Depending on how easily the participants can enter the learning process)