Street Dance: Pop, Lock and Drop!
In recent weeks, Bede's Prep School's Street Dance activity have been working on a routine Locking routine set to 'Uptown Funk.'
This routine has been in the style of "Locking" and has had a lot of sharp angular arm movements as well as a fun, fast and bouncy style.
Locking means freezing from a fast movement and "locking" in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before.
The movements were originally danced to funk music and are generally large and exaggerated. They are often very rhythmical and tightly synced with the music, so to do this we worked on strength in the locking positions and big bouncy movements for the faster sections.
We also added moves into the routine that went with the lyrics of the song, of course!
As well as learning a set routine, the students have had a chance to work on their own moves in a group and on their own.
In a group, the children choreographed their own short routine, using moves that we had covered in the class as well as any moves of their own. We then added these into our set routine to create a Dance Battle section of our routine!