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Locking dance battle! Firelock vs Jimini (8:22)

Locking dance battle! Firelock vs Jimini (8:22)

Locking is a funk-style street dance characterized by (1) quick movements tightly synced with music, interspersed with (2) “locking” in specific conditions. In some ways, it’s like the older brother to waacking with a more lighthearted, James Brown-y flavor.

By nature, locking is such a fun dance that, even in battle form, it appears to be an exchange of banter rather than a competition of skill. It makes me smile to see Firelock (the man) and Jimini (the woman) head off in this final round of a competition; the respect and camaraderie between them is apparent.

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If you’re interested in learning a bit more about the key grooves and poses of locking, I highly highly highly recommend this website that use computer generated Sims-liked characters to demonstrate locking moves. It is epic.

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Go play outside, with Chris Martin and Mari Madrid (5:49)

Go play outside, with Chris Martin and Mari Madrid (5:49)

Quick Crew: “Odd Look” by The Weeknd (3:05)

Quick Crew: “Odd Look” by The Weeknd (3:05)