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    Hip Hop Dance

    A Brief History of Locking: The Lock and Short of it

    The History of Locking (Dance) Years ago, Don “Campbellock” Campbell made a mistake. The result was one of the most popular hip hop and funk dance styles in the world today: here is the history of locking dance. The Mocking that Created Locking One fateful day in the early 1970s, Don Campbell was performing the Funky Chicken (some say it was the Robot Shuffle1) in front of an audience when he suddenly realized that he couldn’t remember his next move. He had reached a particularly intricate point in the dance when he realized that he had forgotten his next step. He furrowed his brow and scratched his head, but his…