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Shockalock

Locking

 

 

 

While always inspired to dance by a family who appreciated music for many years, Shock-a-lock has always performed and expressed a love for performing and creative arts. Ironically, similar to Don Campbell, he grew up loving art: drawing, painting, but found a balance with both art forms.

 

In the early days, Shock-a-lock was inspired by family members who did dances from the eras blues of rock & roll, soul and more. He was considered a favorite to to entertain whenever there was a house party, community event, etc.

 

His outside inspirations came from the likes of stories of dancers he was exposed to such as The Four Covans,  Maxie Mcgee, Bert Williams, Douglass Wineglass, and of course the God father of Soul himself, the legendary James Brown. So the battle of the arts began. Which should he choose…

 

Both! He ended up choosing to attend the High School of Art & Design for illustration.  Yet used home, and parties to vent his dancing creativity.

 

By the 70s, like many young people, he was more inspired by the young dancers who appeared on the "Soul Train" television show. His dream, "to simply be the first locker/robot at that school." That reality  spiraled quickly into a greater love and respect for the dance. He created local dance teams for showcases and talent shows.

 

While some friends weren't as serious, Shock-a-lock refused to give up. In his second year of H.S. , he met his first distant robot partner, Alicia John  She was also a Soul Train Fan. They became the school's favorite 'dynamic dance duo."

 

They joined the after-school theater arts group and eventually performed mime and street dance showcase annually. Each year, someone new was added to the team.  That was the inspiration for his first group, "Realism." The group expanded after he graduated from high school.

 

With Alicia came her brother Eddie, Shock-a-lock's cousin Andre, Shakespeare and others. They eventually won city wide talent showcases, and began to teach others.  Realism became a house hold name. It marked the history of the first lockers in New York City.

 

Fast forward, Shock-a-lock has spawned "Lockism," the world's first mimelockers.  He's taught/inspired many new school lockers including: Shodown, Lucas Lock, Firelock, Princess Lockeroo, Hurrikane, Tyfoon, Idan Baranes, and a host of others.

 

Today Shock-a-lock represents "the epitome of the power of creativity." He clearly demonstrates how to get new lockers to be themselves, and stand out! Today he expresses this action in a new workshop series titled: "Locking Out Loud,"

 

 

Teaching Schedule:

TBA

 

Class Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage new world lockers to grow by "exploring creativity." That is the ultimate way to express themselves, and stand out! While the moves and style of the original lockers made history, it's past time that today's generation put their mark in history, while maintaining rhythm in this creative street dance category. This workshop will be lead by Shock-a-lock, New York's first locker, and coach to the new-world star lockers. He's inspired many notable lockers including: Firelock, Shakespeare, Hurrikane, Princess Lockeroo, and Alan Watson, of New York, Idan Baranes of Israel, Isolock of New Jersey, to name a few. "Locking Out Loud" is the start of a bold direction for upcoming lockers who dare to stand out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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