Dear STREB Community,

Happy February! As you may have noticed, we've moved to a monthly newsletter, so we have lots to share since we were last in touch!
First, we're excited to let you know that we've begun a soft reopening of SLAM! After extensive HVAC upgrades, cleaning, PPE stocking, inspections, scenario planning, and protocol training, our dancers, educators, and staff have started returning to the space to train and ready SLAM for the public. We are still moving forward extremely carefully, and in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols outlined by federal, state, and local health departments, but it feels great to be "home" and physically present again.

Our soft opening will start with opportunities for private lessons in PopAction, trapeze and trampoline classes. Contact mary@streb.org for pricing and scheduling and stay tuned for more in-person programming coming soon, but continue to join us online at STREB Remote as well!
Christine and Cynthia
We're thrilled to announce our honorees for this year's Action Maverick Award Benefit. This year, we honor Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni as mavericks who fight the good fight on behalf of equality in education and LGBTQ+ rights. We will celebrate virtually on May 17, 2021 - Save the Date!

In the spirit of coalition and resource sharing, STREB has joined with NYC arts and cultural organizations of all sizes and structures to build and support the CULTURAL SOLIDARITY FUND. We invite you to join us - if you're an artist in need of relief, apply for a $500 microgrant - if you're an organization or an individual, sponsor an artist! The artist application will be open from Feb 26th to Mar 5. BIPOC, immigrant, undocumented, and/or disabled/deaf applicants will be prioritized. 

If you haven't been following us on social media, you may have missed getting to know our staff through their favorite STREB pieces, some joyful PopAction in the Snow, STREB Store Gear in the Wild, Throwbacks, Side-by-Side Repertory from the archives, Winter Intensive Highlights and other inspiring stories and wild action! Catch up on the fun:
FROM ELIZABETH STREB and the ARCHIVES...

We've been sharing lots of new interviews and rare archival footage, like this footage of LINE. But, for your ease and viewing pleasure, we have begun consolidating and curating them on our YouTube Channel Playlists. Here are two such videos featuring Elizabeth Streb and her ongoing pursuit of human flight in HUMAN FOUNTAIN and UP & WILD BLUE YONDER:
CHECKING IN WITH OUR ACTION HERO ALUMS
Sarah Donnelly (Action Hero 2005-2011), who was SLAM's Director of Education and Access, and now serves as the Managing Director of Partnerships and Institutional Learning at The Opportunity Network, recently reflected on the importance of community and trust in PopAction and at SLAM.
And Samantha Jakus (Action Hero Alum 2009-2016), who is now a Creative Arts Therapist, contributed some more thoughts and truths about her time in the company, and what drove her always intense performance - watch her compelling combined video above.
Current schedule runs through March 26
PopAction with the STREB Extreme Action Company

Learn the technique, originally developed by Elizabeth Streb, that is the foundation of the STREB Extreme Action company – modified for small living spaces.

AM PopAction w/ Cassy: Mon/Wed, 11 am-12 pm - REGISTER
Mon, 11 am-12 pm - Adult PopAction;
Wed, 11 am-12 pm - Inversions for PopAction

PM PopAction: Thu 7-8 pm - REGISTER -
Tue, 7-8 pm - Fitness for PopAction w/ Justin;
Thu, 7-8 pm - Adult PopAction w/ Daniel

Stretch and Strength for Flying with the España-STREB Trapeze Academy

PM Foam Roller Stretch with Bobby: Mon, 5:30-6:15 pm - REGISTER

PM Workshop Workout with Ayal: Mon/Wed 7-8 pm - REGISTER
Stretching & conditioning plus discussion of flying trapeze theory, and technique & trick viewing.

Afternoon Fitness with Ayal: Fri, 12:30-1 pm - REGISTER 
A short but intense workout designed to make sure you are ready to return to the air stronger.

All our adult classes are offered for free. Please consider a donation to support our teaching artists and staff as they bring you these remote programs.
Kid PopAction and KidFly Virtual WINTER 2021 Semester runs through April 23, 2021

KID PopAction (7 & up)
Thursdays @ 3pm

KID FLY (7 & up)
Tuesdays @ 4pm and Wednesdays @ 4pm

No experience necessary. Email mary@streb.org for more information, to enroll, and for scholarship or drop-in options. Don’t see a time that works for you? Let us know if there’s another time slot you would like to see and we will do our best to accommodate!
Teen and Tween Action Club
Winter 2021 Dates

Join us for an afternoon of PopAction, Juggling, Games and more. Open to kids ages 10+! Suggested donation $15.
Click date below to register.

From the España-STREB Trapeze Academy...

The ESTA curated QUARANTINE CABARET is still available for viewing at SofaCircus.com. We also continue to share other video gems from the past, as well as some inspirational flying stories from our staff and workshop students.

Recently we shared a beautiful tribute from Noe España about his first encounter with STREB, and the 21 beautiful years of collaboration that have followed.
Streb clothes in 3 settings
All the statement pieces from our classic collection as well as our new limited edition STREB/Voodo Fé collection are still available in our STREB Store. But, we will be clearing out some inventory this month to make room for some new items for the spring, so make sure to get what you want now!

Check out our friend and model, Danita, who modeled her STREB swag for all seasons!

Let the Action Heroes of STREB infuse some needed EXTREME energy, enthusiasm and creative physicality into your next party, meeting, class or activity time. Featuring PopAction, Circus Arts, physical games and "Zoom-ography".

Email bobby@streb.org for more information or to book a special event party or team synergy event.

Email mary@streb.org for educational partnerships for your school and private and small group bookings.
A gift in any amount will be deeply meaningful and will allow us to:
STRIVE fearlessly forward
TRANSFORM to meet new challenges
REIMAGINE a daring future
EMPOWER more people
BUILD a stronger, braver community 
Check out our STREB Remote Home Page for more goodies to watch and read. Subscribe to our official STREB YouTube Channel to watch even more videos on our curated Playlists! Our España-Streb YouTube Channel has goodies to watch as well!