The Lab DC Breakin’ School

Evan Sletten, 8, of Silver Spring competes in a break-dancing competition.

Evan Sletten, 8, of Silver Spring competes in a break-dancing competition.

Washington DC’s First and Only All Break Dancing School Will Hold an Open House, Tournament, and Community Potluck.

Kids as young as 5 years old will compete in a breakdance competition, presented by http://www.TheLabDC.com (the nation’s first all-breakin’ school, teaching children as young as 2.5 years old).

The Lab DC, founded by Mexican immigrant, Antonio Castillo, was launched in 2012 and has been featured in numerous major print and broadcast outlets such as: Fox & Friends, NBC, CBS, Fox DC, Univizion, Telemundo, and The Washington Post.

Based in Takoma Park, The Lab DC is known for being the first school to specialize in break dancing as a dance and as a competitive sport.

The Lab DC has a curriculum similar to the color-coded Martial Arts ranking system. Rather than cloth belts, students receive different color shoe laces to signify levels of progress and knowledge of breakin’. All programs focus on promoting healthier physical and mental fitness.

“It is amazing how break dancing fills such a huge void in the community. Not all kids are into traditional sports and this is the perfect fit for many of them.” – Antonio, Founder

WHAT: The Lab DC’s open house, community potluck, Break Dance competition for kids WHO: Youth includes ages 5-12 years old and Adults are 13+.
WHEN: 12-3 PM, Sunday August 23
WHERE: The Lab DC – 6925 Willow St NW, Washington DC 20012

This is a family-friendly event focused on health and fitness.

Cost: Free parking & free admission for all attendees

Press is asked to notify Antonio Castillo or Erika Castillo in advance of plans to attend. Photos and short video clips are available upon request. Interviews are available with children, as well as event host and Founder. Please contact us to schedule an appearance with the kids and Founder, Antonio.

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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