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Solange Slays Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago

A weekend of Chicago concerts and festivals that saw performers such as R. Kelly, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Diana Ross among others touch the stage, was capped off by an incredible performance by Solange at the Pitchfork Music…

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…

Upscale Steppin in Orlando this weekend

Steppin communities around the nation are growing so fast it’s hard to keep up. I can’t say I’m very familiar with the Orlando dance community. About how many Steppers would you say are in Orlando? Approximately 200. How were you…

Meet Martha Shelley and The Steppers of Nashville

Hi Martha, believe it or not, I’m slightly familiar with Steppin in Nashville.  In 2011, we interviewed Meme Warren from the Music City Steppers.  How has Steppin in Nashville grown since 2011? Meme Warren is a large part of the…

Dear Los Angeles …

Following the Phoenix Steppers Forum a few Steppers left with the idea that I was somehow against Los Angeles Steppin.  It was also shared with me that members in attendance felt that I was against Steppin B, and even worse,…

Rose Wellington Shares Secrets of Promoting Longevity

Rose, your 23 year anniversary of promoting Steppin parties is almost here.  Are there any differences in promoting parties now versus when you first started? Oh yes, very much so! The difference now is l have to work harder to…

Cheryl Powe: Heritage Ball 2016 Interview

Hi Cheryl.  It’s almost that time again.  Let’s start with the stuff I’m most excited about … The performances this year.  Chante Moore, Glenn Jones, and Fel Davis are all scheduled to perform.  Do you know who’s performing on which…

Updated: Original New Skool Category Breakdown

Whoever wins the Original New Skool Category this year will be a first timer.  Of this crop of contestants, only Kirk White has placed in the Original New Skool category.  Based on the statistics, Royce Banks would have to be…

Synergy Steppers Weekend Review

Synergy Steppers hosted its annual “Steppin Into The Colors of Summer” event in downtown Raleigh at the Holiday Inn Hotel.  The location was perfect, surrounded by tons of great restaurants and bars, and just blocks away from the state capital…