Author Archives: T Pratt

T Pratt

About T Pratt

Holding it down for the Steppin community since 2006.

WLSC Pioneer Graelin Woodley Passes

It saddened me to see Woodie McNeal’s post that Stepper and World’s Largest Steppers Contest pioneer, Graelin Woodley had passed away.  Graelin, along with Merry Green and Rodney Burke leveraged their careers and business savvy to create the World’s Largest…

Rodney Mack’s Top 5 Favorite Steppers

ChiStepper caught up with Detroit’s heavyweight DJ Rodney Mack to get his top 5 favorite Steppers to watch dance.  Check out his list … 1.  Tyk Myn 2.  Kevin Dockery 3.  Sherry Gordon 4.  Ann Hunter 5.  Pete Frazier Make…

Candace Discusses Atlanta And Performance Anxiety

Strangely, I’ve been writing about this dance long enough to remember when Candace Hinton and her partner Feo were believed to be standoffish and antisocial.  Even stranger, I can remember when they were criticized for being stiff and robotic on…

Carmen Rodgers Drops Sexy Steppers Single

Steppers who remember Carmen Rodger’s smooth Steppers hit “Just Believe” will be happy to know that she dropped a brand new CD a  week ago called “Star Gazer,” with a sexy lead single featuring Anthony David called, “Charge.”  Check out…

Top 5 Heritage Ball Photo Bombs

Watch your back in these streets, because you will get photo bombed.  ChiStepper found the 5 funniest photo bombs from the 2015 GDI Heritage Ball Weekend. Looks like Big Slim has something to say about this picture! Patrice got the…

GDI Heritage Ball Full Weekend Review

The 2015 GDI Heritage Ball has come to an end and Steppers are gradually recovering from a four-day weekend with at least 6 parties, including this one, that I can think of off the top of my head.  Add to…

Heritage Ball 2015 Thursday Review

Don’t call it a comeback, the Heritage Ball has been for years.  If Thursday is any indication of how the weekend is going to turn out, GDI is in good shape.  The Thursday night set in the Marquis ballroom was…

Steppin All Star Game Update

ChiStepper.com and Oh So Smooth Radio have partnered with the GDI Heritage Ball to bring you the 2015 “Steppin’ All Star Game.” The week after the NBA All Star weekend, we’ll celebrate our own Steppin’ All Stars in Atlanta. The…

Does Shawn Bandy Have Next?

While Detroit continues to produce one star student after the next, Chicago has been in an undeniable slump.  While new dancers are still being developed, most of them that they dance for “fun.”  The bravado that once identified the dance has…

GDI Heritage Ball Is One Week Away

The GDI Heritage Ball is officially 1 week away and a number of Steppers, including myself, are excited to check out the ball’s new digs.  Change is difficult for Steppers, especially when you consider how convenient the Marriott Gateway area…