ADULT PROGRAMMING

STREB offers Adult Classes for movers of all levels. We operate on a ‘personal best’ philosophy—the techniques are approachable and adaptable for all body types, ages, and skill sets. 

Check out our updated summer schedule below.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

POPACTION
Developed by Elizabeth Streb over the last 40+ years, PopAction classes help movers acquire new skills by posing unique challenges: change your base of support in a rapid fire way, physically designate specific locations in vertical and horizontal space, learn to pop the muscles to initiate action (rather than skeletally transferring weight), train for impact, learn to fly with low-to-the-ground maneuvers that increase spatial awareness, and incorporate a timing system that is not musical but physical (“felt timing”). The classes confront issues of falling and fear. STREB operates on a ‘personal best’ philosophy—the technique is approachable and adaptable for all body types, ages, and skill sets. Adult Classes are taught by current and former company members.

FLYING TRAPEZE
España-STREB Trapeze Academy (ESTA) invites kids and adults ages five and up to come develop their Flying Trapeze skills. Single classes are open level for beginner to advanced flyers. All participants are evaluated individually and are taught at their own pace by our trained instructors. Beginners start from the ground up, learn tricks! For more experienced flyers, the España-STREB Trapeze Academy allows students to work more intensively on specific tricks to master the ones they know, and learn the ones they dream of doing! Our team of instructors can help students achieve class goals by giving them tips and techniques to improve their form and personal style. The instructors have varied backgrounds but all are focused on safety and ensuring the students have a great experience.

Learn more about ESTA below.

ADULT + OPEN LEVEL CLASS SUMMER SCHEDULE

Monday Wednesday
5:00 – 7:00pm
Flying Trapeze

(Open Level, 5+)
6:30 – 8:15pm
PopAction
(Open Level)
6:30 – 8:30pm
Flying Trapeze

(Open Level, 5+)
7:00 – 9:00pm
Flying Trapeze

(Open Level, 5+) 


There will be no Flying Trapeze classes on Monday, July 15.

PURCHASE A CLASS

POPACTION Technique
(all levels)

Mondays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Experience the technique that is the foundation of the STREB Extreme Action Company’s creative process. POPACTION intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt work into a bristling muscle-and-motion vocabulary. $18/class

Be sure to select the date you want to attend the class by clicking “Adult Classes” when booking!

FLYING TRAPEZE
(All Levels, 5 yrs old – Adult)

Mondays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Wednesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

10 person maximum
$55/class

Be sure to select the date you want to attend the class by clicking “Adult Classes” when booking! Classes are subject to a 4 person minimum.

Adult Open Gym
(all levels)

Adult Open Gym features two hours of activity in Flying Trapeze, Trampoline, and PopAction Equipment and Stations under the guidance of STREB’s Action Heroes and esteemed teaching faculty. The event allows participants to choose action stations and train disciplines in a less structured practice than STREB’s normal programming.

Upcoming Dates:

More dates coming soon!

STREB Alumni PopAction Series
(all levels)

Mondays, 6:30-8 pm
$18/sessions
REGISTER HERE!

July 8th: Christine Chen
July 15th:  TBD
July 22nd: Sarah Joseph-Donnelly
July 29th: Brian Brooks
August 5th: Brian Brooks
August 12th: Brian Brooks
August 19th:  Fabio Tavares
August 26th:  Fabio Tavares 

STREB’s Summer Alumni PopAction Class Series is back! We are thrilled to celebrate the STREB legacy and welcome our esteemed Action Heroes to back the lab for PopAction masterclasses. Our alumni instructors will lead students through a thrilling exploration of the PopAction technique and finish with a special post-class Q&A session. This is your opportunity to engage directly with STREB alumni and gain invaluable insights into the evolution of PopAction and the enduring legacy that continues to inspire performers.

ADULT INTENSIVES

STREB offers advanced training intensives throughout the year for movers interested in exploring PopAction and Flying Trapeze in greater depth. These programs, staffed by our esteemed faculty, are designed for experienced movers who wish to enhance their skills and develop their technique, performance, and artistry. The intensives provide participants with knowledge, skills, and confidence.
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STREB EXTREME ACTION
Adult PopAction Intensive

The January 2023 edition of the STREB EXTREME ACTION PopAction Intensive featured four sessions of PopAction technique masterclasses and a remounting and performance of a STREB repertoire classic – CRASH, an acrobatic, rapid-fire piece that intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, circus, and stunt work performed on a sprung floor. The intensive culminated in a showcase, in collaboration with the Adult Flying Trapeze Intensive.

Stay tuned for updates on our Summer PopAction Intensive!

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España-STREB Trapeze Academy
Adult Flying Trapeze Intensive

The intensive features advanced training focused on flying tricks and skills, catching and returning, and board skills. Flyers focus to develop and expand their trick repertoire. Students work on mastering the ’round-trip’ and improving their swinging without safety lines. Personalized programs are created to help flyers reach their individual goals while working as a group for the showcase. Space is limited to best maximize training time for each student.

Stay tuned for updates on our Summer Flying Trapeze Intensive!

ESPAÑA- STREB TRAPEZE ACADEMY

Noe and Ivan España are the sons of a circus legacy, the fifth generation heirs to an incredible array of España circus talent and history. In the true circus tradition, they are the product of family training and development, much of it taking place in the spotlight before live audiences.

The Españas began performing as young children in their uncle’s Krony Circus in Mexico. Their talents found initial expression on the trampoline, where at an early age each had mastered the double and triple somersaults, and triple twisting somersaults. Even before their teens, they had begun practicing to join the family’s flying trapeze act, and by the end of their teens, they were accomplished stars.

The rest is history, from important bookings with Circus Atayde in Mexico, at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and at the Sydney Opera House to featured status with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a prominent appearance in the Lear Levin-Walt Disney Pictures production “Circus,” a Silver Clown award for their performance on the flying trapeze at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, and the 2007 STREB Action Maverick Award.

The range of their repertoire has grown to include everything from the exquisitely graceful bungee trapeze to signature performances on the giant Skywheel and in the motorcycle Globe of Death.

The STREB-España collaboration began in 1998 when Elizabeth Streb joined forces with Noe and Ivan España to create new work that explores their mutual fascination with the possibilities of human flight. Since then, this relationship has taken technical experimentation and innovation to a new level. Noe and Ivan Españas’ contribution to STREB and SLAM can be seen in their custom-designed trapeze rig, the specialized hardware and rigging mechanisms they’ve invented which are at the core of many of Elizabeth’s choreographic explorations and the inspiration and entrée they’ve provided into new worlds of action possibilities.

“For Noe and Ivan, taking flight is an essential element in all of their work. I have learned a great deal from them as we experimented collaboratively on works which explore the concept of vertical flight. Noe and Ivan understand, in an essential, almost instinctual way, how machinery and man can interface to push the boundaries of human physicality. It is with them, as inventors, engineers, advisors and directors, that I envision approaching a realistic way to convey lateral flight -a considerably more difficult to approach domain—on the stage.”

Elizabeth Streb

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available on request in Flying Trapeze, Trampoline, and PopAction for all levels and abilities.

Email Mary@streb.org for more information and to build your personalized package.

Other private and semi-private class options available.

Email mary@streb.org for more details.

POLICIES AND INFORMATION  

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for enough time to sign-in and change for class.
  • Classes can be purchased online or by calling (718) 384-6491.
  • All payments are non-refundable. Class reservations can be rescheduled or transferred to another individual with a minimum of 36 hours notice.
  • Students under 18 years of age may attend España-STREB Trapeze Academy classes and workshops. Parent/guardian must complete the waiver.
  • Any student under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class.
  • All jewelry and watches must be removed.
  • Piercings must be removed or covered with tape.
  • Hair that is long enough to swing in front of the face must be secured back.
  • Clothing must be form fitting and must cover the participant’s back, abdomen and area behind the knees.
  • Clothing cannot have zippers or buckles.
  • Class times and availability are subject to change.

For Flying Trapeze:

Please wear comfortable clothing (soft, stretchy pants and a snug fitting T-shirt, or tank top). No shorts, jeans, jewelry or hairpieces should be worn. Please tie long hair back with a hair band.

  • Age limit – 5 to 85 years old
  • Height limit – no taller than 6′ 2″ tall
  • Weight limit – 225lbs maximum weight

TEACHING STAFF

Trapeze Staff

Tanya Azari
Kyle Breen
Leonid Filatov
Jean-Tae Francis
Bobby Hedglin-Taylor
Lexi Hynes
Stuart Moulton
Zack Bodinger
Gabby Cirilo
Megan Dewees
Leonid Filatov
Jean-Tae Francis
Sam Hart
Bobby Hedglin-Taylor
Lexi Hynes
Victoria Ordeman
Ayal Prouser
Mary Schindler
Anna Speck
Aidan Transtrum

PopAction Staff

Jackie Carlson
Cassandre Joseph
Daniel Rysak
Justin Ross