I had only a vague idea what STREB was all about when I walked through the doors of their brightly colored gym last Saturday. (For all you newbies, STREB is a collective of aerialists and acrobats that perform shows and offer classes at their crazy cool Williamsburgh gym.) I knew that STREB put on these awesome acrobtic shows and focused on body movement. What shocked my system was the strength, flexibility and athleticism that goes into this incredible artform. I sat stunned by these dancers and artists as they transformed regular teens into acrobats-in-training.
About thirty High 5ers joined us last weekend for a special workshop with STREB’s instructors. The afternoon started with a quick warm-up and a combination of body positions and falls. After a break, instructors introduced the amazing variety of trampolines, balance beams, tumbling equipment and flying trapezes. (You heard me, H5ers on a TRAPEZE! How cool is that?) High 5ers were given free reign to use their new found skills and jump, bounce and soar however they wanted for two glorious hours. When the afternoon came to a close and we all dispersed to our separate Saturdays, we all felt awe and wonder at the capabilities of the human body.
Miss the STREB event? No worries! We’re offering $5 tickets to their newest show Kiss the Air. But, wait, there’s more! The first Saturday of each month, STREB hosts the Teen Action Club. So get in on the ACTION and experience STREB! What are you waiting for?