Fall Aikido, Dance & Movement
at The Arlington Center



The Details: dates, pricing, helpful hints

  • Fall classes run for 16 weeks, from Monday, September 8th through Sunday, December 28th, except as noted
  • the Center accepts cash or check payable to TAC or The Arlington Center
  • drop in anytime for $18 (some classes cost less) or give payment for a class card (see below) to the teacher - card will be ready by your next class
  • 5 class cards cost $85, or $17/class
  • 10 class cards cost $160, or $16/class
  • 15 class cards cost $225, or $15/class
  • 5, 10, & 15 class cards are transferrable - family and friends may use them! - and there's no time limit
  • unlimited class cards cost $155/1 month, $450/3 mos, $865/6 mos, $1595/year - more details...
  • sign up for a season anytime (except the last meeting) - cost is prorated when you join mid-cycle!
  • pay $15/class when you sign up for the season (some classes cost less - see registered/drop-in fees next to listing below)
  • it’s flexible - sign up for one class, then attend different classes instead, whenever and as often as you like, until the end of the season!
  • before coming to first class, please check for updated schedule information at www.arlingtoncenter.org
  • plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in and set up
  • street parking only - do not use driveways or lots on either side of building - no 2hr restriction on Sunday, and side streets off Mass Ave are never ticketed
  • bikes - use bike racks, signs & trees, not neighbors' railings
  • participation in all classes and workshops should always be done under the guidance of your physician
  • please inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have special needs
  • what to bring: a yoga mat if you can - the Center freely provides them, though, along with blankets, blocks, belts & eye pillows

Friends Discount! Nia & Pilates
$27 per pair when you drop in with a friend/$22 per class when you two sign up together!

Monday
11 - 12 noon NIA with Ana Ayvazian. $14 registered/17 drop-in

Tuesday
12 noon - 1:30 pm AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT with Josh Schreiber. $15/18

Wednesday
7:45 - 8:45 pm AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT with Josh Schreiber. $14/17. Off 11/26

Saturday
12 noon - 1:30 pm AIKIDO with Ted Goodman. $15/18. Off 10/11

Sunday
11:30 - 1:30 CONTACT: Contact Improvisation Jam. $9 drop-in ; $35/5 jam card/good for 10 wks; $60/10 jam card/15 wks. Off 10/12, 11/2, 11/16
6:45 - 7:45 pm Bi-Monthly Class! SOLE TO SOUL: African Dance with Wyoma. $14/17. Returns in January!


Pilates, Dance & Movement


AIKIDO (Ted Goodman, Sensei) Revered for its power and beauty, the uniquely noncompetitive art of Aikido blends with, redirects, and resolves an attack through a circular flow of takedowns, immobilizations, and throws. As you train youŐll learn how easily and gracefully strikes can be avoided, grabs escaped or reversed, and an attackerŐs size and strength neutralized. Due to its non-aggressive nature - no punches, kicks, or counter-attacks - Aikido can teach us much about coping with the stress and strain of everyday life through wisdom rather than aversion and resistance

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT (Josh Schreiber) The Feldenkrais Method¨ of somatic learning is a gentle and pleasant way to improve the quality of your movement and your awareness of your embodied self. By engaging with your habits of movement in a supportive, exploratory way, Feldenkrais can help you to discover more comfortable and efficient ways of moving and being. Safe and gentle, yet challenging in surprising and satisfying ways, the material in each class is tailored to suit the needs and interest of the participants,often with reference to Feldenkrais workshops being taught at the Center at any given time

CONTACT, or Contact Improvisation dance, was originally developed by dance artist Steve Paxton in the 1970Ős. Dancers share body weight while in motion, often moving in and out of physical contact while rolling, spiraling, counter-balancing, lifting and falling. Contact is not only playful, pleasurable and fun, it is a forum for discovering who we are beneath our skins. It fine tunes your senses, waking up your ability to listen and respond to each moment. Contact is practiced around the world by people of all ages, bodies and abilities, and is offered at the Center as a weekly jam with revolving leader

NIA (NEE-uh): (Ana Ayvazian) an ecstatic body-mind-spirit fitness program based on martial arts, dance, and healing work. Integrating nine unique movement forms for a safe, effective cardiovascular workout, Nia can produce total body conditioning and catalyze personal growth. Designed for all fitness levels, Nia complements yoga, Pilates, running, weightlifting, boxing, and more! No experience required

SOLE TO SOUL! African Dance (Wyoma) is an exhilarating dance workout that promotes a deeper connection with self....while having a blast! The dance styles and music are African/Latin/World/Pop. The focus is energizing cardiovascular, along with full body strength and toning exercises, plus yoga stretches to cool down. The choreography is fun, easy to follow..and funky - an incredible workout that will nourish body and soul. Come breakthrough to the Bliss!
Sole To Soul is great for all fitness levels - please wear comfortable clothing and aerobic shoes