Brooklyn-born and raised, Kevin (Shock-a-lock) Porter is an original locker
who was instrumental in sparking the locking dance in New York City in the 70s. Locking is a style of isolated movement innovated by Don Campbell and popularized on TV show ?Soul Train.? Along with b-boying
, it is one of the traditional elements of urban street dance and today?s ?hip hop?. Shock-a-Lock is founder of the performance group, ?Lockism: The World?s First Mimelockers?
. He continues to hold his own at the forefront of the urban dance scene, staying true to the tradition while presenting highly innovative material with a crew of remarkable dancers.
Shock-a-lock is an expert dancer and teacher. His classes can be geared to professional b-boys and b-girls, introduce basic moves to new audiences in a fun, accessible way, or bring seniors back to the early 70s with moves to original funk hits from Soul-Train era. Shock can also invite co-teachers of other urban dance traditions like uprock or breaking. Group performances can also be arranged with his company Lockism
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