Physical Education KS2: Incorporating locking into a street dance performance
Street dance crew Lil Diamondz perform on the CBBC show Alesha’s Street Dance Stars.
The performance incorporates many street dance styles such as popping and old school and hype, with the music influencing the movement.
Lil Diamondz give a performance showing versatility and focusing on locking.
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.
The group were the eventual winners of Alesha’s Street Dance Stars in 2011.
This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.
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.
Teachers can use the clip to demonstrate locking and different actions, space, dynamics and relationships within a dance piece.
They could ask groups to look at the performance and identify changes in levels, use of space, change in directions, costumes or music.
This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education or Dance at Key Stage 2 or Second Year in Scotland.