All of the dancing at Mini BREAKS is informal, safe, and age-appropriate, and each child dances as much as they are comfortable with. Anna shows the kids basic breaking steps to get their feet tapping to the beat, and shares the names of dance moves to introduce students to b-boy and b-girl culture. My 4-year-old daughter now knows what a cypher is, the name for the circle that spectators form around a dancer showing off their best tricks. In fact, after her first Mini BREAKS class, I almost stepped on a dance floor my daughter created out of Barbie dolls sitting in a circle, just waiting to watch her to show off her new moves.
We went for the first time this morning with our almost three year old twins. They had a great time and were talking about it to strangers at the playground afterwards. The teacher Anna is amazing at keeping the class moving and structured even with a full room of bouncy kids. It was high energy and very positive. My favorite part is that is it so focused on supporting the kids’ expressions of their own individuality. We haven’t attended anything else like it. We will definitely be back.
Mini-breaks is not just about breakdancing but creative movement and fostering imagination. It was the perfect class to introduce my 4 year old to dance. He had so much fun and Anna is an amazing teacher. We drove all the way from Auburn to Seattle almost every Saturday in one summer since my son did not want to miss a class!
We have loved our time with Mini BREAKS taught by Anna Banana Freeze! Her class is a perfect blend of meeting every student where they are at (no matter their personality), teaching them fundamentals through age-appropriate methods, and inspiring mini bboys and bgirls when she takes her turn breakdancing at every class. Children are drawn to her kindness and respect that she openly gives to everyone who steps up to the cypher!
Anna Banana Freeze is a talented teacher and artist! My 4yo loves coming here. Ha! We did a dance cypher today at home with his stuffed animals and he was the teacher!! Defiantly recommend at least trying once.
Anna Banana has created one of the coolest modern classes for your toddler and child. She is great with children (and parents) and super patient. My son and daughter love getting to dance in the cipher and learn new break dance moves. I wish they could go all the time.
Only one thing that can make classes better and that’s parents making sure their children are not disrupting the lesson unchecked.
Anna Banana Freeze was so awesome. We had a great time at the Mini Break class and will definitely try to make this a regular Saturday routine, even though we live in Duvall.