I’ve taken my 5-year old son here three times now for the Mini Breaks class with Anna Banana Freeze. While he has had varying levels of participation due to his mood, I’ve found that Anna is an AWESOME teacher for this age range of 3-5. She is able to get the kids to focus, be engaged, and have fun, while teaching basic (very basic) breaking moves. What I especially like is her emphasis that not everyone has to participate in the individual cipher each time, and makes them feel okay about being shy that particular day. The pressure is off and they can have fun, at whatever level, they feel like at that moment.
The Beacon offers three payment choices for students. You can simply drop-in and pay $15 for the class, or pre-pay for 5 classes at $65 or 10 classes for $100. As long as my son is still interested, I will keep taking him to Anna Banana to learn break dancing. They have comfy couches in the back for you to watch (if you don’t want to sit on the stage with your kid) and you can bring food in too, which is a great option with all the cheap eats around in the ID.
I love love love this class. It’s the highlight of our week and we gladly take the ferry from Bremerton to join. My son is two as he gets out of his mind excited to “DANCE WITH FRIENDS!?!
” Anna Banana Freeze is so patient with his rambunctio us twoness ♥
Anna Banana Freeze is WONDERFUL with the kids. My nephew adores her! He definitely loves music and loves to DANCE. This class has helped build his confidence. I love the time I get to spend with him here – watching him move to the beat and smile whenever he’s proud of himself. Plus, he has the BEST appetite and naps after class!
Awesome class for the young ones! Anna Banana is great with the kids and just seeing how they react to her is great, they love her! Definitely recommend this class for toddlers wanting to learn and express themselves through dance and body movement!
Our son loves the mini break class with Ana Banana Freeze – she is great with the kids! I highly recommend the class! We had a great time and will definitely be going back!
My almost three year old LOVES Anna Banana and mini breaks. The cipher (group dance) is set up to make all the kids feel comfortable with no pressure to dance. My son especially loves learning new moves and the TATTOOs he refuses to wash off. i highly recommend this class!
My son and daughter have both attended Mini BREAKS and they love it! The Teacher / B-Girl Instructor Anna is positive, warm, and cares about helping kids express themselves through the power of dance. Speaking as a father and parent, it’s also great chance to spend time with the kids and get the wiggles out. One of Seattle’s best kept secrets for families!
Thank you so much for a fun morning! My daughter loved every minute of Mini Breaks. Anna Banana Freeze does such a wonderful job of engaging the kids but not putting any pressure on them and creating an environment of fun. We will be back for sure!
This is all my 2yo daughter talks about…no joke, every single day (and with a 2yo that’s 800 times a day!). We do ciphers all the time at home and she loves to show me her new moves. As her mama, I love the super positive messages about loving yourself, being true to yourself, and trusting that you are an artist no matter what.
Aside from the obvious – introducing our minis to breaking and hip hop in a positive fun environment – I also love how Minibreaks introduces preschool fundamentals such as listening to the teacher, following directions, respecting themselves and others, taking turns, and socializing/ interacting with their peers.
The Teacher, Anna Banana Freeze, is so amazing. Her energy radiates on the kids and parents. She is encouraging and accommodates everyone well, from the outgoing to the super shy. My three year old son didn’t want to leave and my infant daughter had fun “dancing” with me on the sidelines.
We will definitely be back!