© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik
© Dennis "Koone" Kuhnert
© Dennis "Koone" Kuhnert
© Jakub Tryniszewksi


Freedom in expression

The philosophy and technique of Locking are transmitted alongside the cultural background of its vocabulary. During the classes – which are partly choreographed and partly improvisational – Storm conveys the tales of the moves for a better understanding and a proper execution and form.

Learning the basics and their history allows for expressing oneself freely within the codified cultural frame of the dance style. The lessons are partly choreographed and partly improvisational.



Toprock, Downrock, Freeze

Each of Storm's Breaking classes is divided in three parts. The first part is a warm-up with exercises for a long-term conditioning of the body and for allowing an organic movement flow and efficiency of movement. The second part contains the Toprock: it is performed in a vertical position and already indicates – in terms of energy flow – what follows: the Downrock / Floorrock. This is the acrobatic and challenging part of the dance, mostly performed in a crouched position on the floor crowned with the Freeze at the end.


Cosmopolitan researcher in the field of Street/Urban Dance

In this workshop Storm conveys the philosophy, history and technique. The architecture of Popping will be explained through a counter movement und fixed points. Storm developed this teaching method in order to facilitate the notion of its dance style‘s deeper haptic dimension. Isolation and rhythm exercises assist in learning this style and facilitate the creation of a visual instrument to musical rules.


Storm is one of the most known references in HipHop and street dance history worldwide. His professional career started in 1983. After being part of the first HipHop dance theatre company called Ghettoriginal, he formed his own company in 1996: the Storm and Jazzy Project. In 2001 he released a book called From Swipe to Storm on the history of Bboying. In 2006 he choreographed the FIFA Worldcup opening ceremony. As a cosmopolitan researcher in the field of urban dance development, his expertise has helped building communities and events all across the planet.

Last update: 26.04.2016



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