Physical Education KS2: Incorporating locking into a street dance

Watch a street dance performance that focuses on locking by Lil Diamondz.

Lil Diamondz give a performance showing versatility and focusing on locking. The performance incorporates many street dance styles such as popping and old school and hype, with the music influencing the movement.

There is precision timing in their sequence and good use of unison and pair work demonstrates the slap contact work, that goes alongside locking and popping as a genre.

This group were the eventual winners of Alesha’s Street Dance Stars in 2011.

This clip is from the BBC series, Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

This clip can be used as a stimulus or reference when discussing how to evaluate a performance, especially for the street style of locking.

The group demonstrate precision timing, careful arm locks and wrist rolls, plus pair work contact.

You can use this clip to demonstrate locking and different actions, space, dynamics and relationships within a dance piece.

You could ask pupils to look at the performance and identify changes in levels, use of space, change in directions, costumes or music.

Curriculum Notes

Exploring the art of street dance, this series will be relevant for teaching physical education and dance at primary level.

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