Category: Interviews

ChiStepper Remembers Steppin Greg Pt. 2

Seven months after Steppin Greg’s had his 2nd leg amputated, he decided to compete in the World’s Largest Steppers Contest.  Prior to the contest, no one had anything to say about Greg competing, mainly because they didn’t think that he…

ChiStepper Remembers Steppin Greg Pt. 1

I learned this morning that we lost an icon in Steppin Greg.  Greg, a multiple time World’s Largest champion, famed member of the Déjà vu Steppers club, and original dancer partner of Maddy B will be missed by many.  I…

Damon Rose Talks Style Masters Weekend

What’s up Damon.  You’ve been repping Virginia Beach pretty strong, but I’m totally unfamiliar with the Steppin culture that way.  How long have you all been Steppin in Virginia Beach and what can you tell me about the dance community?…

Candace Discusses Atlanta And Performance Anxiety

Strangely, I’ve been writing about this dance long enough to remember when Candace Hinton and her partner Feo were believed to be standoffish and antisocial.  Even stranger, I can remember when they were criticized for being stiff and robotic on…

Does Shawn Bandy Have Next?

While Detroit continues to produce one star student after the next, Chicago has been in an undeniable slump.  While new dancers are still being developed, most of them that they dance for “fun.”  The bravado that once identified the dance has…

Pioneer Instructor Marc Thomas Talks Columbus Steppin

ChiStepper catches up with Columbus, Ohio’s Steppin pioneer instructor  and fitness expert Marc Thomas to see how Steppin has progressed in the home of the Buckeyes. You’re one of the pioneers of Steppin in Columbus, OH.  Are you still teaching?…

Eric And Dimples Bring Steppin To Aurora

I met Eric around the time of World’s Largest Steppers Contest and I was intrigued by his zeal toward the dance.  I told him we were hosting a party the night before the contest and he immediately arranged to purchase…

GDI Pres Cheryl Powe Discusses Heritage Ball 2015

We’re praying for great weather this year at the Heritage Ball?  Tell me one change this year that you think Steppers will love the most? Thanks T and to everyone who continues to include us in their prayers. Prayer warriors,…

Darice Goodwin’s Scary Fight With Cancer

Darice, where to start?  You’ve been on a journey the last couple years.  Last I remembered you were winning dance contests with Swan and dancing pretty regularly.  Then I remember you having a little one and totally disappearing.  Next time…