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The older dance styles that were created in the 1970s include uprock, breaking, and the funk styles. An influence on toprock was uprock which was created in Brooklyn, New York. Uprock looks similar to toprock, but it is more aggressive and looks like a fight. 

Funk styles were not always considered hip-hop

The funk styles refers to several street dance styles created in California in the 1970s such as roboting, bopping, hitting, locking, bustin’, popping, electric boogaloo, strutting, sac-ing, and dime-stopping. Out of all of these dances, boogaloo is one of the oldest.

Alien Home Alone ABS 5

Near the end of 2018, so I am carrying on and pushing for the numbers, also going to plan as January to April 2019 is going to be very busy and then all hell will break lose as certain negative…

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Near the end of 2018, so I am carrying on and pushing for the numbers, also going to plan as January to April 2019 is going to be very busy and then all hell will break lose as certain negative people are (apparently) going to have their revenge. Oh well, never mind, eh!! April 2019 seems so far away. Thanks to N for the advice and help, all systems are go here, every day new ideas and advances. Working on everything especially endurance, leg stretches and footwork. Wishing you all the best for Xmas and 2019…

Decided to dance 6 clips with some ideas, this is 3 of the clips and 1 didn’t come out. That is pretty good really, some days it is hard to get every shot right. Some of the moves I was inspired by my time at Urbanstrides dot com and some via my current learning of tap dance. I used some of my old 84 moves, and added some footwork to spice it up a bit. This was more of a test to mix some moves up, worked better than I thought, something to go home and practice for the next video AB 6. Didn’t get a lot of time to train as hard as I want as busy with work but, I decided to put it all in the pot and try a few things out. I hope to make it in April 2019 to the next 3 day Urban Strides event Hip Hop. With all this extra training I hope to benchmark better in my dancing efforts and see my new – old friends up there.

Alternative Power Supply 4 Tea Bot 259

Alternative power problem in a Robotic dance, Robotic Poplock uses his alternative power supply. Problem solved or is it? The use of the ‘Alternative Power’ is used to give the video a bit of reality to the Robot and the video story board reflects this quite well, the theme is well implemented in this video….

Alternative power problem in a Robotic dance, Robotic Poplock uses his alternative power supply. Problem solved or is it?
The use of the ‘Alternative Power’ is used to give the video a bit of reality to the Robot and the video story board reflects this quite well, the theme is well implemented in this video.
You’ll find this is a great example of adding pops and locks to a robot dance.
Using popping moves and some old poplock moves to produce an alternative dance routine. Power fully restored.
And then the unthinkable happens.
Look on YouTube for a channel called Poplock Paul.

Alternative Power Supply

That is Alternative Power in Afterburn 3.
And then there is now a fourth video called ‘Afterburn 4 The Future’.
The idea was, what if Mad Max was to meet Super Mario we wonder and so we made that the main theme for this 4th YouTube video in the Afterburn series.
This was a special video with a shout out to Micky & Christina, Jason Sanger as Super Mario and Greg as well, Greg. And of course it stars Poplock Paul as Mad Max.
There is some dancing and what looks like punching, some really fast and a few rapid punching several times in between moves and beat.
‘The Future’ in our not so distant possible apocolyptical future, with a mix of Mad Max & Super Mario could be an interesting action film and video game mix.

Mad Max & Super Mario kicking off…

Two videos each with a bit of grapics and story boarded on films and a game, mixed with the latest dance moves and some martial art counter strikes, what more could you want I ask?

We Will Rock The World !!

28 things I’ll be chasing this last term of 2018, as part of my MA Dance, from now 13th October to 2nd December 2018. I will be covering some ‘macho’ dances like ‘Uprock’ & ‘C-walk’ which I put into my ‘Caprock’ style which will be my primary objective. My secondary objective will be the MA…

Rock 2012 to 2018
We will rock the World 6 years on…

28 things I’ll be chasing this last term of 2018, as part of my MA Dance, from now 13th October to 2nd December 2018.
I will be covering some ‘macho’ dances like ‘Uprock’ & ‘C-walk’ which I put into my ‘Caprock’ style which will be my primary objective.
My secondary objective will be the MA ‘Unfolding’ as well as Lunging & Sidestepping, I’ll be adapting some poses or freezes from 1984 over this end term. We will rock the World !!

Poplock Paul Youtube Channel !

Reference:
Uprock, a style used in Street Dancing that was used to simulate a fight between 2 people or groups. It is non contact and the best person to win is usually better moves performed very stylish.

Poplock Paul Youtube Channel !

We will rock the World 6 years on, the reason is because I want to show case some old dances we incorporated into our style and let everyone know that men can dance too, there is no reason that any one should not dance and any excuse or threat should not be tolerated.

At 55 years of age I intend to put my Martial Art prowess into my dance style, and soon on 6th October 2018 I shall step into the ring to prove I can still hold my ground against the best in the country and the World if need be. I am not finished yet and a long way off from the funny farm, so I will be rocking the World hard on different levels.

Poplock Paul Youtube Channel !

Dance 4 Bognor Regis

I have started a webpage to house my Urban Strides relevant dance journey as I learn from their Instructors and merge it with my own style. http://dance.bognor259.com/ I’m also part of the Urban Strides family and hope to go back in April 2019 to do a follow up & meet my new friends there… Dancing…

I have started a webpage to house my Urban Strides relevant dance journey as I learn from their Instructors and merge it with my own style. http://dance.bognor259.com/

I’m also part of the Urban Strides family and hope to go back in April 2019 to do a follow up & meet my new friends there…

Poplock & Sol bopping away
Dancing away an popping and locking every day

I attended a 3 day dance course ‘Hip Hop Dont Stop’ via UrbanStrides dot Com in High Wycombe about 30 miles from London.

You can see a video where we danced at the end of the day, I belive day 2 and I had to improvise the 2nd part of the dance but this was allowed as I had back & knee injuries from my Security Work that interferred with my ability to get down and do some break dancing moves.

My experience with Urban Strides was a good one, it was hard but worth going, I learned a lot and got to meet and learn from many Artists so by the end of the day there was no excuse to not dance, thats why we are there. I felt like we as individual dancers were pushing ourselves and whilst we are expected or obliged to be at each class and the end session, I didn’t feel pushed or whipped but the dancer inside all of us makes us want to achieve and we worked as a group and some of the members with experience would help us on some things like a step we’d missed or just needing a bit of info like we could improvise rather than not dance, etc.

So after the event I made a routine in the following video to show that I indeed assimilated the new dance moves, grooves & ideas.

I thoroughly recommend going to Urban Strides dot com as it rocks…

Afterburn 11th Nov 2018

I tend to prefer this days to try and label my YouTube videos into mini series, after the 3 day dance event in High Wycombe via Urban Strides I started an Afterburn mini series. This started about Oct 27th and should continue as far up to Xmas as I can go. i learned a lot…

I tend to prefer this days to try and label my YouTube videos into mini series, after the 3 day dance event in High Wycombe via Urban Strides I started an Afterburn mini series. This started about Oct 27th and should continue as far up to Xmas as I can go. i learned a lot during those 3 days and found myself short on endurance which was also a problem when I was boxing 6th Oct so now I’m trying to train not just for technique but endurance as that seems to be the main problem.

Dancing on…

I will update this page with regular updates & videos with Urban Strides material I was taught and picked up as I aim to be at the April 2019 Hip Hop Dont Stop event – I might refer to this project & series of videos under Urban Strides for now, I’m putting into practice as what I learned. Sometimes it is best to meet other artists and through Urban Strides certainly provides this, which is why I’m hoping & aiming to go back in April 2019 better condition and shape. Stretching & Endurance are 2 things I am going to have to improve upon, from my notes day 2 I struggled. More training, I’m going to document my improvements through this blog, my videos and a dance website I have created that shall be a  reference for future development.

Dance web pages with the latest in Hip Hop dancing.

At the moment April 2019 seems far away, and the period after does not look good, but still going to try and be there as it will be a good benchmark to see how much I can improve. 6 months seems like a life time, for now I’ll be trying to end 2018 with this Afterburn Mini Series of videos and posts. I’ll be adding static & reference pages and info to that website as time goes by as a series of updates, main mission will be to update myself on MA & improve my dancing as well in stretches and endurance. Bye for now, feel free to read on and you can contact me via FaceBook, YouTube & Twitter under my stage name of Poplock Paul.

Urban Strides House Dance Workshop with Bagsy

Urban Strides House Dance Workshop with Bagsy @High Wycombe
Urban Strides Dance company and the Hiphop Don’t Stop Streetdance weekly intensive course held three times a year. Urban Strides is a streetdance and social enterprise company born in South London, UK providing Street Dance workshops, Dance Competition events, Parties, music video concepts and opportunities to promote talented dancers around the world.