'Lockdown Emotional Rollercoaster' dance video, choreographed by the students
Updated: Jan 27
Lockdown Emotional Rollercoaster is a piece choreographed and performed by students at the Hip Hop Pop dance school. The concept was formulated by Director Jen and the final editing too. Students of all levels in our classes from age 11 to 16 and older were invited to take part, and have the opportunity to choreograph a piece for the video. Students of all ages and levels came forward, and what a great job they did.
Each section of the video will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages between Tuesday 14th July and Friday 17th July, with the full video being released on YouTube on Friday 17th also - Available below (from Friday at 9am)
There are many emotions, positive and negative, that Covid-19 lockdown has brought about. We recently posted a poll asking our followers if they felt lockdown was a time to rest and reset or a time they felt lost, frustrated or angry. The result was 49% rest and relax, 51% frustration etc, a fairly even mix, with students commenting that they feel they were on a roller coaster of all those emotions and more, changing each week.
The 4 emotions that the students explore in this video are:
Chapter 1: Confusion - How the initial lockdown left them is a state of uncertainty and mixed initial feelings.
Chapter 2: Reliance - How technology became their main or even only resource for communication and learning, and how we became reliant on devices.
Chapter 3: Frustration - So much time is passing us by, yet we stand still, the frustration of our forced limitations
Chapter 4: Lost - So many people in financial difficulty, so many jobs lost, school leavers paths diverted and a general fear to mix, creating a feeling of being lost as to our next steps.
33 students feature in this video. All of whom we are super proud of for grabbing this opportunity to choreograph their own pieces. For some it was their first time creating a piece outside of the classroom. This video story showing a lockdown emotional rollercoaster was told brilliantly by the following students at Hip Hop Pop: