Right now, you might be imagining headspins, flips, cardboard squares on the ground, and some old school movies from the 80s. However, the authentic, fundamental Breakin’ instruction found at Break Free Kansas City focuses on more than that; building a free-flowing, improvisational style through foundational moves, practice, training, and discipline.

Our teachers show students how to bounce and rock to the beat, while giving them the strength, confidence and fundamental skills needed to truly dance to all music with a groove. The overall goals of our program are to develop students into amazing, creative dancers through the foundations of Breakin’ and to give them knowledge about the culture and history of Hip Hop.

By participating in four seasonal recitals throughout the year, students also learn choreography and performance techniques, while strengthening their connections with one another as part of a crew.

Breakin’ classes are offered Monday – Thursday night.
Boom Baps (ages 3-6) from 5:30PM-6:00PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 7-11) from 6:00PM-7:00PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 12+) from 7:00PM-8:00PM
Adults MONDAYS ONLY from 8:00PM-9:00PM

DJing – AGES 6 & UP

The art form of mixing, scratching, and bringing the energy to a party or event – our students learn from authentic, highly-experienced DJs. They get hands-on experience during every class, training with vinyl on state-of-the-art turntables and mixers…all the way up to learning and using the popular DJing computer program called Serato. Students also learn about Hip Hop musical history, rhythm, beat making, producing–all with the ultimate goal of utilizing their love for music and tech to prepare them to DJ at events, shows, jams, competitions and parties.

DJing classes are offered Monday – Thursday night.
Boom Baps (age 6) from 5:40PM-6:00PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 7+) from 6:00PM-7:00PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 7+) from 7:00PM-8:00PM
Adults MONDAYS ONLY from 8:00PM-9:00PM

Freestyle Fundamentals – AGES 6 & UP

Bits and parts of each style: Hip Hop, Locking, House, and Popping.  This is a highly recommended class as it enhances your ability to understand dance from a natural state. This will only improve your confidence and body language. If you want rhythm, bounce, and the perspective of being an all-around dancer, try out Freestyle Fundamentals.

Freestyle Fundamentals is offered Friday nights.
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 6-11) from 5:45PM-6:45PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 12+) from 6:45PM-7:45PM

Adult Hip Hop 

This class is designed with you, the individual, in mind. It will give you the opportunity to explore or further your dancing skills, or just to enjoy a body workout. Also in this class, you will learn different fundamentals, understanding how to move to the music! This class is NOT BASED ON CHOREOGRAPHY. With our open minds you’re encouraged to be free with yourself and feel the music. This class will be filled with lots of other individuals just like you, so we leave our egos at the door. The class is fun, educational, non-bias, non-judgmental, and uplifting. No experience needed, but it will be no walk in the park, as with all great things come hard work, dedication and SWEAT!

Adult Hip Hop is offered Thursday night from 8:00PM-9:00PM

Art – AGES 7 & UP

Art class is a vibrant, interactive experience where students draw all types of objects and learn a variety of creative techniques.

Art classes are offered Friday night.
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 7+) from 5:45PM-6:45PM
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 7+) from 6:45PM-7:45PM

Open Training Session – All Are Welcome on Tuesday Nights from 8-10PM!

This is an open studio time for people to come dance and practice with each other. It’s a creative environment to hang out, dance, mingle, converse and enjoy and build with one another. This is not a teacher-led or instructional session.