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THE CAMPBELLOCK DANCERS PERFORM TO SCORPIO

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July 25th, 2015

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THE CAMPBELLOCK DANCERS PERFORM TO SCORPIO

The Lockers (originally named The Campbell Lockers) were a dance group formed by Toni Basil and Don “Campbellock” Campbell in 1971. Active throughout the 1970s, they were pioneers of street dance. Don Campbell is the founder of the locking dance style and originally, Locking was called The Campbellock – a style that was based on the dance and song that Don Campbell created. Toni Basil met Campbell at a club in 1971 and together they formed The Lockers as a dance group. All the dancers contributed steps and choreography with their unique and individual styles. By 1975 they were “Dancing their way to stardom” on their own Individual members’ contributions (as soloist performers) to the dance style and group image coupled with their unique presentation in staging and concept broke down many barriers. It has been said on the reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance that “The Lockers emergence on the dance scene changed the face of dance not only for street dancers but for dance in general and has made street dance a true American art form.” I shared the video on my Facebook page.

The Campbellock Dancers

The Lockers on Soultrain

 

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