Author Archives: T Pratt

T Pratt

About T Pratt

Holding it down for the Steppin community since 2006.

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…

Discussions For A WLSC Intermediate Category

ChiStepper is aware of preliminary talks to create an Intermediate Category of the World’s Largest Steppers Contest.  According to Pete Frazier, a number of Steppers from cities with smaller dance communities don’t feel that they can go straight from the…

Who Should Advertise On ChiStepper And Why

Promoters, Instructors, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs who are serious about expanding their audience should consider advertising on ChiStepper.com.  A number of promoters depend solely on Facebook and flyers for promotion, posting on their personal pages and in Steppers groups with a…

Martha’s Top 5 National Steppin Weekends

Cali’s socialite diva Martha Stephens makes her way around the nation attending some of Steppin’s hottest events, so ChiStepper reached out to her to see what her Top 5 favorite national weekends were … IN ORDER! 1. Harlem Nights (Pomona,…

James Brown’s Mr. Dynamite Documentary

If you weren’t aware of the HBO documentary “Mr. Dynamite,” which chronicles iconic soul singer James Brown’s rise to fame, you must check it out.  The documentary, full of great music, dancing, and interviews fills in a number of the…

Pioneer Instructor Marc Thomas Talks Columbus Steppin

ChiStepper catches up with Columbus, Ohio’s Steppin pioneer instructor  and fitness expert Marc Thomas to see how Steppin has progressed in the home of the Buckeyes. You’re one of the pioneers of Steppin in Columbus, OH.  Are you still teaching?…