The Breakin' scene in the DC-MD-VA area (DMV) is made up of many different dance crews, the 4 most influential of which being Lab Ratz, Natural Elements Crew, Arrive to Defy and the Deadly Venoms Crew. The Lab DC offers a comprehensive perspective on Breakin' as each of our teachers comes from one of these crews - a unique offer among dance studios in the region. Each of these crews have individual histories and strengths that bring a wealth of knowledge to The Lab DC.
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Alex Benitez
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Brandon "Amp" Beauchamp is a member of Arrive to Defy and a native to Florida. He is a seasoned dancer and instructor currently teaching our after school programs.
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Bella Hinrich
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Daquan Williams
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Erika Castillo
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​Julie "JuJu" Stoessel, won her first battle at Circle/JMU in 2014. She has previously taught breakin' at the University of Virginia and has been with the Lab since its creation. She is also a violinist and beat-maker and teaches orchestra at the Washington Waldorf School.
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Kevin "Dolphin Roc" Chau,
currently teaches our after school programs and special events.
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Duane "LazyRockz" Sy, is a member of the legendary "Natural Elements Crew" since 1998. In 2014 he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Radford University. He now dedicates himself to progressing the culture through teaching the techniques, history and philosophies of Breakin'.
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Antonio "Tazk" Castillo, has been dancing since 1997. He is the co-founder of legendary dance crew "Lab Ratz" and the founder of The Lab DC Breakin' School. His passion for dancing is contagious and his teaching methods are creative and fun.
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