Category: General

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…

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…

Help Sunshine take Candle Sharks to The Oscars

Having the gift of gab is just one of Sunshine’s many talents. She also a military brat, graphic designer, Steppin instructor, and now add to that, candle maker. As a former writer for ChiStepper.com, I’ve watched her go hard in…

Steppin LP Turns 55 in Style

Lawrence “Steppin LP” Parker celebrated his 55th birthday in style at The Dorchester Ballroom this past Saturday night. The layout was beautiful, and seeing that I missed Pete Frazier’s birthday party, it was the first time I’d ever seen the…

Strong Opening for Harlem Nights 2016

The 2016 Harlem Nights Steppers Ball is underway and Steppers from all over the nation descended on Long Beach for what is turning out to be an incredible weekend. DJ Shorty Smooth and DJ Mike kept the floor packed playing…