Now open: Movement Arts Center at 40th & Bryant

The Movement Arts Center’s sprung wood floor made the move from Franklin Avenue to the new studio at 4001 Bryant Ave. S..

“The system allows people to practice a variety of movements with low impact because the floor is a true sprung floor,” said Nina Chenault, chief instructor at the center.

Chenault, a fifth-degree black belt,has taught karate since 1971. She specializes in Shotokan Karate, which is a non-contact teaching format.

“It kind of developed for self-defense, but it’s mostly considered a lifetime activity,” she said, noting that her oldest student is age 67.

Her studio also offers family yoga, summer camps for kids, and Nia, which is a dance class set to music that incorporates tai chi and yoga movements.

An open house is slated for March 4 from 6-9 p.m. offering refreshments and a chance to tour the studio and meet the instructors.