Physical Education KS2: Lizzie's street dance masterclass on locking
Lizzie Gough, a judge on CBBC's Alesha’s Street Dance Stars, teaches a masterclass on locking.
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 BBC series, Street Dance Masterclass.
Students could follow Lizzie’s lead and learn this street dance locking sequence.
After each section, pause the video to ensure 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.
Exploring the art of street dance, this series will be relevant for teaching physical education and dance at primary level.