As part of the Program in Dance’s spring 2022 co-curricular dance offerings, guest artist Alain “Hurrikane” Lauture leads a class on Locking.

Curated by Princeton alum Lauren Auyeung ’19, 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.

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Classes are free and open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. No RSVP or registration required; just drop-in. Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld at

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About Hurrikane

hurrikane wears 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.

Presented By

  • Program in Dance