In 2011, The Lab created the Black Lace Program designed specifically for Breakin'. The program has been in use ever since and has proven to be a highly effective method of teaching Breakin to all age groups. Our program is offered in after school programs in DC, MD and VA and has been featured on National TV, Radio. Currently we have Black Lace students who have gone through the entire program and are now in our apprentice program to become teachers.
Students will also learn about the Culture and History of the Art form. It is very important to us that we help preserve Hip Hop Culture.
LIL BREAKERS' - Age 3-4
The Lab DC's Lil Breakers class is designed to introduce students to dance using basic Breakin' techniques and skills. Instructors will teach basic Breakin' to develop strength, coordination and gross motor skills (Skipping, hopping,leaping etc); They will encourage physical activity, teamwork and confidence through rhythm based activities in a fun and exciting class setting. The Lil Breakers program will help your young dancer develope better balance, coordination, listening skills and other social skills.
KID BREAKIN' - Age 5-7
Kid Breakin' is focused around exciting dance activities as well as learning more advance dance techniques and choreography. The young dancer will continue to develop balance, coordination, style and dance technique. They will learn the foundations of Breakin' , which include Top Rock, Footwork, Transitions and Freezes. Breakin' is an awesome form of self expression, and is a great way to become more physically active, interact with others and creatively express themselves. Each class will begin with a strength building warm up, stretch, followed by an instructional period, cypher sessions and games.
BIG KID BREAKIN' - Age 8-12
Big Kid Breakin' will take a more advance approach to learning the dance. Students will focus on building strength and understanding the techniques of the dance. Students will learn more advance warm up techniques and stretching. They will also build rhythm, musicality, control, dynamics and performance presence. Our goal at The Lab DC is to support and foster the students natural abilities, individual creativity and personal style. We believe that physical and musical activity, especially through dance can positively influence a child's abilities in life.
TEEN BREAKIN' - Age 13-17
Students will develop their Breakin' skills through strength building warm ups. This class is a high energy class that will quickly teach students the foundation of Breakin'. Students will focus on techniques and proper implementation of move combinations. Students will also work with their classmates to build on relationships and create their own style and build class routines. Students will grow and express themselves in creative games, activities and cypher sessions. Students will be expected to understand basic Breakin' terms, history and be able to dance in cypher sessions.
TEEN & ADULT BREAKIN' - 17+
This class is high intensity training meets Breakin. Students will learn and practice basics in this mixed level class. No prior experience is required and each week class will build upon previous weeks while still training basic movements and doing basic drills. The class is ideal for someone who is looking for an alternative and unique way to stay fit while learning to Break.
Isaac aka Bboy Fawzy. The Lab's First Kid and the First Black Lace Graduate.