The four male street dancers of the Soul Street Dance Company (pictured), from Houston, Texas, play up their poppin' and lockin' skills to the music of, um, Count Basie, Elvis Presley, the Tempatations, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson? The show's about energy, style and discussion, as the fellas demonstrate various moves and their origins, from Brazilian Capoeira to NYC breakdancing and contemporary hip-hop moves. The troupe of formerly at-risk young men dates back to 1996, when they were an amateur Houston street crew mixing it up on the streets. There's also a master dance workshop on Feb. 8 (call (860) 527-3205 for info about that).
Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $15-$20, The Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave., Hartford, (860) 527-3205, artistscollective.org.