As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2019 co-curricular dance offerings, Alain “Hurrikane” Lauture leads a Hip-Hop class on locking. This class series develops a diverse understanding of hip-hop’s foundational forms. With an emphasis on physical techniques, the course exposes dancers to the many dance forms that exist under the umbrella of hip-hop. Through the course, students will understand the basics of hip-hop’s form and will also be challenged to synthesize elements of groove, musicality, texture, footwork, and personal expression in their own individual improvisation.

The Program in Dance offers weekly, drop-in co-curricular courses where members of the University community can train with professionals. Classes are FREE and open to all Princeton University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. No prior dance or movement experience needed.

No advance registration required; participants will be asked to sign in and show Princeton University ID. Participants may leave class early if needed.

These classes are not open to the general public.



man with yellow beanie jacket and black beard by colorful brick wallBorn in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Alain Lauture now resides in NYC. Lauture, better known as “Hurrikane,” found interest in dance in 2007. Being very determined to seek knowledge, his intense training in dance allowed him to grow at a fast rate. Known in the underground scene for his spontaneous free-style as a “Locker” and his versatility as a dancer, Hurrikane has won first place at many competitions and battles including Juste Debout, Hip Hop Internationals, and Summer Dance Forever. Performing for MTV, Samsung, Microsoft, Madonna, and Smirnoff, he now adds to his resume his newfound skill in choreography. Now as a member of the Motivating Excellence Training Program with world renown choreographer Rhapsody James, he is determined to become a great overall dancer as well as choreographer.

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