Learn from the best

This is the very first time Roché and Chi share their secrets to what makes them internationally acclaimed, award winning dancers. Get access to a carefully designed curriculum full of unique insights they have never shared before. Be prepared to get INSPIRED and take your dance to the next level.

Meet Your Instructors

Instructor Bio:

Roché Apinsa is a Dutch based street dance artist born in Suriname. Co founder of Ghetto Funk Collective and owner of Mind Body & Soul School of Art. Winner Juste debout & Summer dance locking forever.

Roché Apinsa

Instructor

Meet Your Instructors

Instructor Bio:

Ruben Chi is a Dutch streetdance artist and creative director. Co founder of Ghetto Funk Collective & renowned winner of Juste Debout and Summerdance Forever.

Ruben Chi

Instructor

What you'll learn

Key lessons

  • Funk for dancers

    A deep dive into the essence of funk for dancers

  • Musicality and rhythms

    Finding your own groove and unique style

  • Ghetto Funk variations

    Get inspired by Ghetto funk variations of locking foundations

  • Art of being spontaneous

    Build confidence and a unique stage persona

  • Dance tutorials

    Step by step walkthrough putting the theory into practice

  • Secrets of a successful partnership

    Learn how true chemistry is created and witness how a dance act is choreographed

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome!

  • 02

    Funk

    • What is funk?

    • The difference between funk and soul

  • 03

    Grooves

    • Where does locking come from?

    • What is Grooving?

  • 04

    Roche Dance Demo

    • Recap Routine

  • 05

    Don Campbell and Locking

    • Take the dance and make it your own

    • No one can beat you at being you

    • Ghetto funk interpretation of Campbell locking

    • Being spontaneous

    • Spontaneity in action

  • 06

    Locking Basics Variations

    • Ghetto funk variations

    • Mastering the fundamentals

    • How can you use inspiration?

    • Foundations vs Variations

  • 07

    Musicality

    • What is musicality?

    • Musicality and dance

    • How to train your musicality

  • 08

    Rhythms

    • Why is funk on "the one"?

    • How to count like a musician

    • Dancing like a musician

    • Dancing on "the one" demonstration

  • 09

    Footwork

    • Footwork inspiration

    • Footwork demonstration

  • 10

    Chi Dance Demo

    • Recap Routine #2

  • 11

    Creative Process Demo

    • Process in practice

    • Quick words from Roche and Chi

    • Process in practice #2

    • Final demonstration

  • 12

    Teamwork

    • The balance

    • The power of teamwork

    • Pushing through adversity

  • 13

    Outro

    • Passing the torch

    • Get in touch with us!

What our students say about this course:

Reviews

charley hennessy

5 star rating

“Very inspiring and professional course. Beautiful to see Ruben and Roche talk with so much passion about their craft, that inspires me. They talk about their own experiences which makes it more personal to watch and learn from. They dive deeper in...”

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“Very inspiring and professional course. Beautiful to see Ruben and Roche talk with so much passion about their craft, that inspires me. They talk about their own experiences which makes it more personal to watch and learn from. They dive deeper into dance. Now I feel like I can dance locking truly understanding it. My dance vocabulary grew! Great how they focused on how to be yourself within the dance, very important and very helpful. Thank you for passing over your knowledge, I learned a lot. Defenitely worth it!”

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Bishal Sapkota

5 star rating

“It was my pleasure to learn from my idols. It was actually my dream come true to dance infront of roché and got scholarship for this course. Here in Nepal we don't have any lockers from now I'll work even hard every single day, you guys are the b...”

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“It was my pleasure to learn from my idols. It was actually my dream come true to dance infront of roché and got scholarship for this course. Here in Nepal we don't have any lockers from now I'll work even hard every single day, you guys are the best thank you for this awesome journey♥️🙏🏽”

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UNITEDBYDANCE COMMUNITY

5 star rating

“I'm glad to have finished the Ghetto Funk Online Course by my bro Ruben Chi & Roche :) Have to really appreciate the quality & making of the video which is excellent👌🏼 Good demos and explanation!! I like the way they tried to explain &...”

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“I'm glad to have finished the Ghetto Funk Online Course by my bro Ruben Chi & Roche :) Have to really appreciate the quality & making of the video which is excellent👌🏼 Good demos and explanation!! I like the way they tried to explain & make people work on their self in order to be more themselves!! They gave an insight of their way of thinking, dancing and how to find our own style not only in Locking but in any style that you do :) This course will be suitable for all levels :) I recommend you to buy it now :D”

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Ivo Paiva

5 star rating

“Very good course. I learned, understood and reinforced so many things. Doesn't matter your experience as a Locker or DANCER, you will learn some valuable information. Really good teachers with great knowledge and wisdom, and a big passion for what...”

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“Very good course. I learned, understood and reinforced so many things. Doesn't matter your experience as a Locker or DANCER, you will learn some valuable information. Really good teachers with great knowledge and wisdom, and a big passion for what they do, that is captivating. Everything was explained clearly whether with words or movement. They go deeper in the information of each point, what for me it makes of this more than a course, a documentary. Thank you for the sharing, for sure i grew as a dancer/locker and as a person.”

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Roo Singapore

5 star rating

“This course has given me a very comprehensive understanding of funk and locking. It covered not just techniques, but also musicality, rhythm, groove, teamwork, and the meaning and essence of funk. Highly recommend it for an enriching learning! :)”

“This course has given me a very comprehensive understanding of funk and locking. It covered not just techniques, but also musicality, rhythm, groove, teamwork, and the meaning and essence of funk. Highly recommend it for an enriching learning! :)”

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Robin Rigiani

5 star rating

“The Ghetto funk course is set up in a professional way. All the explanations are clear with well executed examples that fit the explanations. The look of the website is also very clean. If you want to learn deeper meaning behind dance and not j...”

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“The Ghetto funk course is set up in a professional way. All the explanations are clear with well executed examples that fit the explanations. The look of the website is also very clean. If you want to learn deeper meaning behind dance and not just steps then this a strong recommendation! The course is set up in a way that both beginners and more advanced dancers have something to learn.”

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Srini NL

5 star rating

“I have been learning from Roche and Chi for the last two years. I can clearly see the lifestyle being expressed. Their craft speaks a lot. It is good to be aware of the history about the music, dance, people, daily life, future and many more. Than...”

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“I have been learning from Roche and Chi for the last two years. I can clearly see the lifestyle being expressed. Their craft speaks a lot. It is good to be aware of the history about the music, dance, people, daily life, future and many more. Thanks again Chi n Roche”

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Tim Manders

5 star rating

“Inspiring and captivating!”

“Inspiring and captivating!”

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Tommie Curran

4 star rating

“Really enjoyed watching the creative process of the guys, it was very interesting. As a beginner in terms of dancing, I would like to have seen more specific fundamentals. But if you already have a basic understanding of this style of dance then I...”

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“Really enjoyed watching the creative process of the guys, it was very interesting. As a beginner in terms of dancing, I would like to have seen more specific fundamentals. But if you already have a basic understanding of this style of dance then I think it is pretty appropriate. Overall, by the end I felt I had learnt some new stuff, had a greater appreciation of this type of dance, and fell like I would like to explore it even more. Good job, and thank you!”

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Gabriel Clermont

5 star rating

“Really learned the ins and outs of thinking like a funk dancer. Great practical knowledge and demonstrations!”

“Really learned the ins and outs of thinking like a funk dancer. Great practical knowledge and demonstrations!”

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Bonus

It gets even better

  • Course Workbook

    This course comes with a downloadable workbook to give you more in depth contextual information for a richer learning experience.

  • Open Discussions

    Every lesson has the option for you to join the discussion and exchange thoughts and experiences with fellow students, for a more inspiring and engaging learning experience.

  • Learn in your own Tempo

    After purchase you have unlimited access to all the material. Learn in your own tempo and even have the ability to playback videos in slow-mo so you can study every move.

FAQ

Here are some

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for dancers with either a basic knowledge of locking, advanced dancers and/or people that are interested in the hiphop dance culture. It is designed for people with a background in dance to take it to the next level, very basic concepts will not be covered in this course.

  • Can I take this course on my phone or tablet?

    For sure! All of the course content is fully responsive so it will work regardless of whether you're on a computer or a mobile device.

  • What do I do if I have questions during the course?

    You'll be able to post your questions for us in the community discussion forums.

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