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In response to the National Weather Advisory, this event on August 22, 2021, was cancelled.

Open to all levels, ages 12+.

Experience a PopAction technique class led by Associate Artistic Director, Cassandre Joseph, with Action Heroes of the STREB Extreme Action Company. Developed by Elizabeth Streb over the last 40+ years, PopAction helps dancers 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 workshop confronts issues of falling and fear. STREB operates on a ‘personal best’ principle; the method suits all body types, ages, and skill sets.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in (can include sweatpants, leggings, gym shorts, sports bras, tank tops, and t-shirts) and socks. Pending safety and health guidelines, some sections of the workshop will be barefoot.

Please scroll down for event dates and times, or visit our Calendar for all upcoming events.


*Traditionally, community classes accommodated day-of purchases after a pre-registration process. This summer, due to contact tracing and COVID-19 health guidelines compliance, we are asking participants for completed registration and payment prior to the day of class. Payment with a credit card is encouraged online. If you require further assistance or have questions, please contact the Box Office. 

Masks must be worn in The Great Lawn Tent regardless of vaccination status.

All participants will be asked to electronically sign a liability waiver upon registration; participants younger than 18 require parent/guardian agreement. 

Observation and walk-ups are not encouraged due to safety concerns.

If a class is unavailable, we encourage you to continue checking our website for released tickets and call the Community Engagement department at 413.243.9919 x166. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend class, please contact the Box Office as soon as possible to receive a full refund and allow for spots to be released.

Event Dates

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In-Person Event:
Sunday Workshop:
STREB

At The Great Lawn Tent: Aug 22