Category: Interviews

Angela “Coko” Hardnett is Making Moves in San Antonio

Coko, you live in D.C., but you’re promoting Steppin in San Antonio. How did this happen? I actually live in San Antonio, but work in the DMV as a Government Contractor. And have owned Coko Productions for over 20 years….

Author J. E. Harris Debuts Novel “When You Step”

Hi J. E., congratulations on your book “When You Step,” is this your first novel? Thanks so much for the congrats, Terrance. Yes, When You Step is my first novel. How long did it take you to write the book? …

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…

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…

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…