Workshops and Events

Free Class- Earth Hands Yoga

Free Class- Earth Hands Yoga

Aug 28, 6:00pm - Aug 28, 7:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Earth Hands Yoga, taught by Diane Barbeau, is a combination of standard yoga class and hand balancing workshop focusing on hand stands, arm balances like pincha mayurasana, and other "flying" posutres like crow pose. Some yoga experience, and a willingness to occasionally lose your balance, is required. You do NOT need to be able to do flying poses yet to take this class! Open to teens and adults.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Intermediate Aerial Silks

Free Class- Intermediate Aerial Silks

Aug 29, 6:00pm - Aug 29, 7:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Aerial Silks are an increasingly popular circus art and all-body workout, in which two long strands of fabric are suspended from the ceiling. The aerialist climbs and then manipulates the fabrics around their body, tying knots, creating dramatic shapes, weaving through the silks, and even performing breathtaking drops.

Beginning/Intermediate Silks is best suited for people who’ve had at least a little bit of aerial silks experience, even just a class or two. Participants will start to learn more complicated sequences and build up increased strength and flexibility. Teens and adults are welcome.

Outfit: wear pants that are form-fitting or nearly so, like leggings or tights, which cover the backs of the knees. Crops are too short! Tops may be a bit looser but not billowy, and you must be able to tuck your shirt into your pants. Tank tops, fitted t-shirts, and leotards are all good examples. Garments that cover the underarms are encouraged but not required. Avoid wearing jewelry such as bracelets, anklets, or dangly earrings. Avoid the use of strongly-scented products like perfumes, cologne, and body spray, and also avoid the use of lotions or balms on your hands, especially right before class (they make your grip slippery and leave residue on the fabric).

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo)

Free Class- Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo)

Aug 30, 6:00pm - Aug 30, 7:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo, is a circus art which consists of using black magic to manipulate the laws of physics. No really, we’re pretty sure there’s no other way these things would work. The juggler holds onto two sticks connected by a long string, which is used to make the yo-yo spin and do mind-blowing tricks. People who aren’t even sure what a diabolo looks like as well as seasoned jugglers can comfortably take this class side-by-side under the skilled instruction of Jennifer Pan. This class is a huge amount of fun and a great cardio workout, since you spend most of your time running after the yo-yo after you drop it.

Don’t have a diabolo? No worries. Loaner diabolos are available. Teens and adults are welcome.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Self Defense

Free Class- Self Defense

Aug 30, 7:00pm - Aug 30, 8:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Academy, founded and led by Taqqee Khabir, takes a real-world approach to self-defense. Techniques taught are meant to be useful outside the confines of padded mats and sprung floors, helping to keep students safe beyond the dojo. Teens and adults are welcome.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Kids Capoeira

Free Class- Kids Capoeira

Aug 31, 5:00pm - Aug 31, 6:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Capoeira, from Brazil, combines elements of martial arts, acrobatics, music, and dance. Capoeira is great for kids! A fun friendly atmosphere develops confidence and coordination. Children learn to sing in Portuguese and play traditional instruments. Kids 4 and up are welcome to participate. Parents and even younger ones are welcome to stay and participate from the sidelines!

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Advanced Aerial Silks

Free Class- Advanced Aerial Silks

Aug 31, 6:00pm - Aug 31, 7:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Aerial Silks are an increasingly popular circus art and all-body workout, in which two long strands of fabric are suspended from the ceiling. The aerialist climbs and then manipulates the fabrics around their body, tying knots, creating dramatic shapes, weaving through the silks, and even performing breathtaking drops.

Advanced Aerial Silks is open only to students who have prior experience and can demonstrate skills including inverting in the air without the use of their feet, and being able to hang on with one hand and one leg while inverted. Participants learn complicated sequences, strengthening exercises, and drops. Not sure if you should be in this class? Email diane@a2ringstar.com to speak with the instructor.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Stage Combat

Free Class- Stage Combat

Aug 31, 7:00pm - Aug 31, 8:30pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Ring of Steel Stage Combat and Stunt Troupe has been performing and teaching since 1989. Specializing in swordplay, they offer a variety of services including stage combat/stunt classes, workshops, custom choreography, consultations, wire work, and more. During this free intro class, participants will learn the basics of swordplay for stage combat, including proper form, foot work, aim points, and safety. Teens and adults are welcome.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Boot Camp

Free Class- Boot Camp

Sep 1, 9:00am - Sep 1, 10:00am

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Are you looking for a weight loss, strength, or an increased fitness solution for a healthier, better you? The “Get Fit” Boot Camp is a cross training class based on principles of functional fitness, active recovery, and body resistance. No matter if you are new to exercise or already an advanced athlete, there are exercise variants for every fitness level to get you on track to the lifestyle you want. It takes heat to make metal forgeable, and your body needs the same heat found in Forge Bootcamps to melt fat and build muscle! Teens and adults are welcome. No experience needed!

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Free Class- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Sep 1, 10:00am - Sep 1, 11:00am

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Aerial Silks are an increasingly popular circus art and all-body workout, in which two long strands of fabric are suspended from the ceiling. The aerialist climbs and then manipulates the fabrics around their body, tying knots, creating dramatic shapes, weaving through the silks, and even performing breathtaking drops.

This aerial silks class is for everyone! Maybe you’ve always wanted to try them but never had the opportunity. Maybe you already have a strong background and would like the extra practice in a group setting. Maybe this time slot just happens to fit your work schedule. Whatever the reason, all experience levels can attend! Teens and adults are welcome.

Outfit: wear pants that are form-fitting or nearly so, like leggings or tights, which cover the backs of the knees. Crops are too short! Tops may be a bit looser but not billowy, and you must be able to tuck your shirt into your pants. Tank tops, fitted t-shirts, and leotards are all good examples. Garments that cover the underarms are encouraged but not required. Avoid wearing jewelry such as bracelets, anklets, or dangly earrings. Avoid the use of strongly-scented products like perfumes, cologne, and body spray, and also avoid the use of lotions or balms on your hands, especially right before class (they make your grip slippery and leave residue on the fabric).

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Open Gym

Free Open Gym

Sep 1, 7:00pm - Sep 1, 9:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Open Gym is a great time to get in that extra practice you’ve been hankering for. Spend some time figuring out that Instagram aerial silks video, or work on the stretches you’ve been putting on the back burner. No instruction is offered, just open space for you to practice your art. Kids are welcome with parental supervision!

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Aerial Conditioning

Free Class- Aerial Conditioning

Sep 2, 10:00am - Sep 2, 11:00am

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Aerial Silks is a demanding art, and now you can improve your strength and endurance so that you can do the tricks you've dreamed of doing. This group fitness class is great for beginners who want to jump start their climb times as well as experienced performers taking their strength and endurance to the next level. Non-aerialists are welcome as well! For teens and adults only.

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Beginning Aerial Silks

Free Class- Beginning Aerial Silks

Sep 2, 11:00am - Sep 2, 12:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3!

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Aerial Silks are an increasingly popular circus art and all-body workout, in which two long strands of fabric are suspended from the ceiling. The aerialist climbs and then manipulates the fabrics around their body, tying knots, creating dramatic shapes, weaving through the silks, and even performing breathtaking drops.

Beginning Aerial Silks is for aerialists and would-be-aerialists with little or no experience. This class introduces basic locks, tricks, climbs, and sequences to help build strength and increase flexibility. Now I know you don’t have any upper body strength, but don’t worry! You don’t have to be able to climb to get started, and the things you learn a foot off the ground will help build your strength until you’re able to pull yourself up into the air. It doesn’t take as long as you’d think! Teens and adults are welcome.

Outfit: wear pants that are form-fitting or nearly so, like leggings or tights, which cover the backs of the knees. Crops are too short! Tops may be a bit looser but not billowy, and you must be able to tuck your shirt into your pants. Tank tops, fitted t-shirts, and leotards are all good examples. Garments that cover the underarms are encouraged but not required. Avoid wearing jewelry such as bracelets, anklets, or dangly earrings. Avoid the use of strongly-scented products like perfumes, cologne, and body spray, and also avoid the use of lotions or balms on your hands, especially right before class (they make your grip slippery and leave residue on the fabric).

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Free Class- Open Archery

Free Class- Open Archery

Sep 3, 2:00pm - Sep 3, 4:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

This free class is a part of Photo Week at Ringstar. See our events tab for the full list of free classes offered between August 28 - September 3! Please note that Open Archery isn't a class, although it does include an intro lesson for those who are new to archery or would like a refresher.

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Open Archery is an open range that materializes between 2 and 4pm on Sundays at Ringstar, allowing archers seasoned and novice to practice their shooting. For those new to archery, Ring of Steel members are happy to offer a brief intro lesson to get you going. Bows and arrows are available for borrowing. You’re welcome to bring your own bow as long as it’s a recurve (no pulleys) with a draw weight of 40 lbs or less. Personal arrows are also welcome with blunt practice tips. We can accommodate archers as young as 5!

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Ringstar is in need of new promotional materials to help us reach a wider community, and we need your help! During the week of August 28 - September 3, Ringstar will be offering a series of free classes during which we’ll have a professional photographer coming in to take shots of the studio. While there’s no charge for attending, you should expect that you’ll have your picture taken at some point, and that you may appear in our future advertisements (all attendees will have to sign a photo release).

So that’s it- no strings attached, no experience required (unless it’s an advanced level class, in which case experience would be a good idea). Try something new, revisit something familiar, and enjoy the movement arts.

*Preregistration is required for free classes! Click on the ticket link above to go directly to the sign up site.

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Sep 23, 6:00pm - Sep 23, 11:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

Walking the labyrinth is a form of moving medition, guiding the seeker to the within and without of themselves and the universe around them. There is no admission fee- donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of candles. Entry is permitted any time between 6 and 10:30pm. All ages are welcome, though parents/guardians must make sure younger participants refrain from knocking over lit candles.

We host our candlelight labyrinths at the turn of the seasons. Labyrinth walks for 2017:

March 25- Journey into Spring
July 1- Journey into Summer
September 23- Journey into Autumn
December 9- Journey into Winter

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Dec 9, 6:00pm - Dec 9, 11:00pm

Ringstar Studio
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Map

9Walking the labyrinth is a form of moving medition, guiding the seeker to the within and without of themselves and the universe around them. There is no admission fee- donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of candles. Entry is permitted any time between 6 and 10:30pm. All ages are welcome, though parents/guardians must make sure younger participants refrain from knocking over lit candles.

We host our candlelight labyrinths at the turn of the seasons. Labyrinth walks for 2017:

March 25- Journey into Spring
July 1- Journey into Summer
September 23- Journey into Autumn
December 16- Journey into Winter