A Community of Movement
Ringstar Studio was founded in 2013 by Diane Barbeau as a new home for the Ring of Steel Action Theatre, now the studio’s in-house stage combat group. Since the troupe only needed the space a few hours a week, this presented both a dilemma and a great opportunity. Development on Ringstar as a business unto its own began immediately, and since then it has blossomed into the versatile and supportive movement arts facility it is today.
Our mission is create space for the movement arts that is both high quality and affordable to the community. Money should not stand in the way of someone being able to practice their art. To that end, we are happy to offer a number of low cost and/or free programs throughout the year, such as our donation-based Candlelight Labyrinths and our $5 Open Gyms; and we strive to keep our class prices below industry standard.
We are also a place of connection. Dozens of people and organizations have utilized our space to mark the passing of birthdays and anniversaries, as well as to hold events both private and public. Once a year we even transform into a theater for Halloween. And our classes are run in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, encouraging the building of friendships that go beyond class time.
It is our pleasure to be adding to the uniqueness of Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas by spreading the love of circus, martial arts, theater, yoga, and all sorts of movement disciplines.