1. My son/daughter is 4 and turning 5 soon, but i would like to register for the 1st step program (ages 5-12). Can i do that?

Your son/daughter should enroll in the Little Breakers Program (ages 3-4). The Little Breakers program is a great way to introduce kids to the art form. We sometimes allow 4 year olds into the 5-12 age groups but based on our experience, starting out in the Little Breakers is the best option. The class is very fun, and our goal is to make sure that all kids are having fun, especially when they are learning a new style of dance.

2. My son/daugther has taken some breakin' lessons elsewhere, do they need to enroll in the first step program?

Yes, we have a unique curriculum and it is much more than just dance moves. We require all new students to enroll in the First Step Program.

3. My son/daughter is 12 and turning 13 soon, what do i do?

Let us know, we will do our best to place him/her into a class that is the best option. Use the contact form on our website.

4. What type of clothing should i wear?

We encourage students to wear lose fitting clothing to allow flexible mobility. We do not encourage shorts.

Not allowed: Clothing that features any type of derogative or negative images (not that this ever happens), also no skirts are permitted in class.

5. What type of shoes should i wear?

Sneakers, we do not allow snow boots, sandals or heels. All students are required to bring dance shoes/sneakers to class. This is very important as Breakin' is an athletic dance style.

6. What type of head gear is needed?

No head gear is required. We do sell head spins hats or spin hats here if needed but it is optional.

7. Do you offer after school programs?

Yes, we do have some afters school programs that run year round, if you are interested in having us teach at your school, please use the contact form for more information.

8. Do you have competitions or events for kids?

Yes, we are the first school certified by the Competitive Breakin' League, the national league for Breakin' in the United States. Students who are interested in become a competitive breaker can compete in CBL competitions. Aside from CBL competitions, we also host numerous other events such as: Annual Halloween Jam, Summer Jam just to name a few. All of our events are kid friendly.

9. What is Breakin'?

Is a dance style that originated in the Bronx, New York. An athletic style that allows for individuals to create their own style and movements while applying the foundation of the dance.

10. What is a cypher?

A circle where people take turns dancing and exchanging. It is a fun way to build confidence while practicing your craft.

11. Anything else i should know?

Breakin' is awesome!
The Lab Breakin' School
Phone: 202-882-5221

6925 Willow ST NW
Washington DC 20012

Customer Service Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm