Author Archives: T Pratt

T Pratt

About T Pratt

Holding it down for the Steppin community since 2006.

Jewels & Gents Host Jam Packed Inaugural Event

The Jewels and Gents hosted their inaugural event at the Crown Plaza Airport Hotel in Phoenix this weekend. This was my third time traveling to Phoenix to dance and when I drove away from the airport in my rental car,…

Freddie Jackson: “Steppin goes back to even my day!”

R&B icon Freddie Jackson has a history of making great Steppers music, so when ChiStepper heard there was a new album on the way, we reached out to talk music and Steppin with the man himself. Freddie is excited about his…

Freddie Jackson drops new single, “One Night”

Soul crooner Freddie Jackson returns with new music and ChiStepper’s get an early listen to the first single “One Night” off the forthcoming album, “Love Signals.” Freddie is no stranger to Chicago Steppin and the passion and intimacy of songs like “Do…

Will The Real ‘Black Swan’ Please Stand Up

Hey Lady. It’s a pleasure to have you on ChiStepper.com. I must say, I watch some of your episodes and you, DJ Sampsonite and Terronce “TJ” Estell have me in tears. Even before the web series though, you were always…

GDI Heritage Ball 2017 Recap

Another incredible Heritage Ball weekend is in the books, and what a memorable weekend it was. ChiStepper missed the Thursday and Friday events for the first time ever, but we were front and center for the Main Event, All Star…

GDI Heritage Ball Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

In a Steppin industry with strong traditions and heavy opinions, even those sometimes opposite of its own best interests, the Heritage Ball emerged 10 years ago as a breath of fresh air for the dance community. In 2008, a massive national…

Recap and Photos from Dre’s Mega Capricorn Bash

Dre and Company’s Andre Blackwell hosted a blockbuster Capricorn Pre New Year’s Eve Bash in Atlanta this past weekend. DJ Shorty Smooth and DJ Sampsonsite played the hits all night long and the crowd was so packed Steppers were dancing…