Category: General

Will the New Skool Category Mark a Changing of The Guard

Tonight at Mr. G’s the World’s Largest Steppers Contest “New Skool Original Category” prelims will kick off at 7pm. Every year the contest takes on a life of its own, and this year New Skool will definitely be the category…

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…

DJ Eric “ET” Taylor Rocks the Silver Room Block Party

One of Steppin’s dopest DJ’s, V-103’s Eric “ET” Taylor rocked the Silver Room Block Party yesterday in front of an energetic crowd in the tens of the thousands. ET was set up on 53rd St. right in front of Valois…

Rodney Mack White Party Ticket Giveaway

The ultra popular Rodney Mack White Party is less than a month away and ChiStepper is hosting a series of ticket giveaways on the ChiStepper Instagram @chisteppers and Facebook Page @chistepper to the a few lucky winners. The very first…

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…

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…