Category: General

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,…

Steppin in Phoenix with One Step Promotions

ChiStepper made the trek to Phoenix for the second consecutive year to experience One Step Promotions superb weekend of desert sunshine and southwest hospitality.   The Four Points Sheraton played host for the weekend, where Steppers packed the house for a…

The Makings of “Salsa” Tina Melendrez

Tina, you’ve been Steppin for a while now.  I think ChiStepper gave you the nickname Salsa Tina. [Laughing] Do we get the credit for that Nickname? [Laughing] Yes you do. Everyone would ask which Tina?  Just made it easier to…

Devin Smith Sr. Talks Dallas / Fort Worth Steppin

Devin, the Dallas Steppin community has grown tremendously from my understanding.  It seems that cities like Detroit, Dallas, Milwaukee, Washington, D. C. and others with dances already native to the culture take to Steppin much faster.  Do you think Dallas’ Swing Out…

Mike Bryant: The Shy Gent

We all know Mike Bryant, one of the few remaining original Majestic Gents, but with his comrade Pete Frazier always in the front, the community never gets an opportunity to get his perspective on Steppin.  ChiStepper reached out to Mike…

Lion Babe “Jungle Lady”

New York neo soul duo Lion Babe just released a strong new CD called “Begin” featuring a track called “Jungle Lady” that I think Steppers will love.  Lead singer Jillian Hervey has a sound that faintly resembles neo soul queen,…

Tony Dow Waxes Poetic On Steppin Career

Tony, 20 years after you won 1st place in the 1996 World’s Largest Steppers Contest for a $10,000 prize, you placed 1st in the Master’s Category.  How did you feel going into the contest? Just like a BOSS. Charnice and…

Eric Gordon Hosts Demonstration in Aurora Mall

Eric Gordon has been on a mission to put Steppin on the map in Aurora, and he and about 40 other Steppers descended upon the Westfield Mall for a Black History Month demonstration.  The response from the demonstration has been…

BJ The Chicago Kid “Turnin Me Up”

Chicago crooner BJ The Chicago Kid is back with another dope project, “In My Mind” featuring the Steppers banger “Turnin Me Up.”  I heard the track for the first time at the GDI Heritage Ball when DJ Cross played it at…