ABOUT LION CITY LOCKERS
The Dance We Love - Locking
Locking was created in 1971 by Don Campbell, a street artist from Los Angeles, USA.
Formerly known as “Campbellocking”, Locking became a widespread phenomenon in USA after “The Lockers” dance crew became the first ever street dance performance crew to be featured on national television in America, including shows such as The Soul Train, Carol Burnett Show, What’s Happening, and more.
Locking is a dance that focuses on the freezing of body movements in a series of quick motions, and to also interact with the audience through hand-shakes, high-fives, and to entertain using acrobatic moves and charismatic personality as well. Locking is often associated with loud, colourful costumes, featuring stripes or patterns.
The Birth Of Lion City Lockers
Lion City Lockers was founded by Ian Poh aka “Chunky” back in early 2008.
The idea of Lion City Lockers was not to be a crew or an exclusive group, but to be a big community for ANYBODY in Singapore who learnt locking. If you can do a twirl, point, pace, lock… You’re a Lion City Locker too!
Back then, Lion City Lockers was a very small community, with less than 30 dancers coming to our public dance sessions. However, after many years of collective effort in growing the community, we now have more than 300 active lockers all over Singapore.
Our outreach includes students from major tertiary institutions, as we have dedicated “Funkstyle” CCA clubs set up to promote the style of Locking:
- Nanyang Technological University – NTU Soul Funky
- National University of Singapore – NUS Funkstyles
- Singapore Management University – SMU Funk Movement
- SUTD – SUTD FunkTion
In addition, we also have students from Polytechnics, Secondary Schools, and even kids as young as 7 years old attending our Locking classes.
Putting Singapore On The World Map
Over the years, Lion City Lockers have been actively putting Singapore on the world map through many international events, and have achieved notable results against overseas opposition.
Here are some of the remarkable international achievements by our local dancers:
- JUSTE DEBOUT WORLD FINALS (PARIS)
CEEKAY & CHUNKY – TOP 16 (2011)
- R16 WORLD FINALS (SEOUL)
CHUNKY – TOP 8 (2010)
CEEKAY – TOP 8 (2013)
LADY BIRD – TOP 8 (2014)
- LOCK CITY WORLD FINALS
FONG – TOP 16 (Seoul, 2013)
KK – TOP 16 (Kaohsiung, 2014)
JIN – TOP 16 (Singapore, 2015)
FUNKSTYLE KS – TOP 16 (Daegu, 2016)
SAYWAN – TOP 4 (Hong Kong, 2017)
G.MAK – TOP 8 (Hong Kong, 2017)
LOCKING CHRIS – TOP 32 (Hong Kong, 2017)
JOSHUA CHEW – TOP 32 (Hong Kong, 2017)