Freestyle Love Supreme is an improv group formed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and buddies. They used to perform on stage a lot before March of 2020 when the world situation drastically changed. At the time, they have already created improv rap classes for adults, but once we were all at home, they decided to do a virtual kids’ program.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Classes
The kid’s group classes of Lin-Manual Miranda were on Zoom, once a week, every Friday. The first session is all about the basics of freestyling and then all of the kids have to introduce themselves and choose a rap name. From then on, the classes consist of three games or activities each time. After each activity, they give shoutouts to their classmates before they move on to the next activity. The great thing about these classes is that freestyling is a game and kids are really good at it.
The Story of a Mom & Her Daugther
A mom shared online her daughter’s and her own experience with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s classes. She enrolled her daughter who was almost seven at the time and she said that the little girl had a lot of fun during the classes. She learned how to perfect rhymes, tell a cohesive story, and keep true beats. The confidence of the little girl was also affected in a positive way. The mom also shared that they would rap together every time the virtual class was over and they did it to stay sane during the rough times, which involved suddenly having to stay at home.
The mother shared that the Freestyle Love Supreme classes didn’t only give them entertainment during the stay-at-home time. The virtual classes exposed her daughter to a diverse group of people, which also helped the mom talk about race issues to her young children. Overall, her opinion of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s classes is that they give children a lot more than pure entertainment.