Physical Education KS2: Street dance masterclass on locking

Lizzie Gough, a judge on 'Alesha’s Street Dance Stars', teaches a masterclass focussing on locking with the help of a dance group named 5XS.

Lizzie gives a brief history of locking, followed by an example of the style by two different groups.

The warm-up is taught in a follow-my-leader style with clear teaching points and counts throughout, working up to the beat.

Lizzie introduces locking steps including isolations.

There are four sections with each section containing two counts of eight.

The sections are broken down and repeated both with teaching points and counts; visual and oral direction are given throughout.

Section two will allow group members to work with partners and section four will allow dancers to travel off the spot.

Lizzie and 5XS then perform all four sections together to music, with the piece performed twice to show how the travel section could be used.

This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

Students could follow Lizzie’s lead and learn this street dance locking sequence.

After each section pause the clip to ensure all students have understood, and allow for extra practise time. Students who are showing strong dance skills could help others.

Alternatively, sections could be split and watched over several weeks to build up the dance sequence.

The warm-up and cool-down sections should be completed every week.

Once all sections have been covered, students could rehearse all three sections together. They could then work in groups to develop their sequence ready for performance.

Choosing their own music, they could add any extra moves, experimenting with travel and partner work. Students can then perform to classmates and receive feedback.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education or Dance at Key Stage 2 or Second Year in Scotland.

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