The Hardwick venue where DJ LesDickens, the man with the suits, does or did ‘Karaoke Tuesdays’ which is where I used to drop in to socially drink & dance. In short Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special.
I know a few times people dancing & drinking colliding with the DJ Booth. But still Les has been as calm as possible and usually most people tend to move further away. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. I can recall many times that Les has helped people to get into the singing and guides even the nervous ones through their first time or just because of nerves.
I do remember that Dejay Les played a track for me one day called ‘Camoflage’ which was a nice gesture. I cant talk openly about my past service but we have similar backgrounds & believe in Displine & Respect but also to have Fun and Enjoy music & Dance, etc: Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner
Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special. Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. Over the years I know I have had conversations with Les about singing and dancing, he makes time to get to know the audience especially during his Karaoke sessions.
Over the years I have met some good Dejays and Les Dickens is one of them, I am not a fussy man but still you do notice Dejays that make an effort. I do have a list of bad Dejays and lucky for us all they are not on the night scene in Bognor Regis. There was one Dejay at a prior Rox event but since I have not seen him, but I remember his name and thankfully he never became more than a second hand cheap tacky back of the street Dejay that gave it in. Thankfully most Dejays know that being an idiot is never going to endear them to peoples hearts, and try to avoid being negative but helpful as much as they can. I hope you get to meet Les Dickins as he is one of a handful of Dejays that do their best to look after their customers. I will leave you here and wish you good times & best regards for now.
Ma Dancing in complete defiance, still rocking away. Now learning new skills and getting ready for 2019 with hope and determination to make a difference and put fun in funk dance which is interactive with who ever is up for a dance. Or dance solo and try out new ideas.
No stranger to hard training, bagwork & displaying the art of chain-punching & footwork in action and in dancing. Using old Poplocking moves and learning tap and even Hip Hop via Urban Strides there may be many dance videos to come yet, from one of Bognor Dancers who is trying to keep the dream alive. Shot in location of Hotham Park in Bognor Regis, West Sussex you can find over 180 videos going back for about six years.
Don’t touch me Buster Poplock has currently over 17,000 views. Not bad for a solo artists using dance moves that date back to 1984.
2700 visitors have so far clicked this end of an event where the ‘Dancing Doorman’ throws a few moves.
93,000 people have clicked on Kill Chill 2018. Even weather will not stop the Bognor Dancer Popping and Locking what ever the weather, keep on dancing to keep the dream alive. Dancing around Bognor Regis and many other places is what keeps the Bognor Dancer fit and healthy. Whatever the weather and what ever obstacles in the path of this UNSTOPPABLE Ma Dance force of fun & merry mayhem.
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 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.
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.
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?
I gave a special shout out to the 4 SIKH members of all things advanced study group. During chats they gave me the idea of doing a Techno dance to Fishers ‘I’m losing it’ which is an awesome song to be honest. So to the nice people I have met on my recent dance life style and especially to the 4 SIKH Studiers a big shout out & thanks for the chats & ideas Here is that YouTube we spoke about.
Included in the small video section, starts with the first video clip in 2007 where I did a quick demo to show my dancing skills and that started me off on this now 12 year MA Dance journey. After that is a small group dance in a park, thanks to my fellow dancers Micky & Christina who I am glad to say enjoyed the idea of getting out and enjoying the dance sessions such as this one…
I will be updating the Sub Site Dance which will contain some of my dance improvements & time with Urban Strides during the 24th to 26th November 2018 ‘Hip Hop Don’t Stop’ and progress towards going back in April 2019.
I am planning a few new mini series including a 6 part ‘Stop & Go Poplocking Dance’ basics for everyone to practice and be ready for 2019 even though I will be using some videos from 6 years ago as a basis and comparison. I hope to run this Afterburn Mini Series til Xmas 2018, I shall say bye for now and leave you with this videos and hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…