ChiStepper.com and Oh So Smooth Radio have partnered with the GDI Heritage Ball to bring you the 2015 “Steppin’ All Star Game.” The week after the NBA All Star weekend, we’ll celebrate our own Steppin’ All Stars in Atlanta. The Steppin’ All Star Game assembles some of THE BEST steppers in the nation to compete in a series of fun skill challenges. There are no major cash prizes or awards, but many of those who attended last year listed it as one of the main highlights of the weekend. Winners in most categories are chosen by audience applause using a deciBel meter.
The Steppin’ Allstar Game will take place on Sunday, February 22nd in the Atlanta Marriot Marquis ballroom from 11am to 1pm. The Steppers Brunch will follow at 1:30pm.
This Year’s Categories Are Listed Below …
CATEGORIES THIS YEAR
The Spinning Top (5 Competitors) (Male and Female Category)
Challenge: A small square is created on the floor and each contestant is turned hard in the square. The winner will be the contestant who executes the most turns consecutively without going outside of the circle. Stepping on the line is permitted. Turns will be executed to the Steppers right side. In the event of a tie, Steppers will be turned to their left side. In the event of another tie, Steppers will continue to rotate right to left until we have a winner. The winner is chosen by the Stepper who gets the most consecutive turns before Steppin outside of the box. The spinner gets to pick their own leader. Leather and/or slippery bottom shoes required. Rubber bottom shoes not acceptable for this category.
(Sherry Gordon holds the record for consecutive turns with 27)
Catch-A-Beat (Male Lead, Female Follow)
Challenge: This challenge gives Master level couples House, Reggae, Disco, Afrobeat, Dancehall, etc music to dance to at 130 BPM’s (Beats Per Minute). The couple is expected to find the rhythm in the song immediately and then execute a flawless dance. Each round is 1 min, 30 secs. The music is pre-selected by DJ Shorty Smooth. Each leader is required to turn their partner 3 times during the dance. Audience selects the winner based on applause measured by a decibel meter. Couples are selected grab bag style.
(Royce and Angie Faine hold the record for audience applause with 97.1 decibels)
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Surprise Category: Details will be explained on Sunday!!
Stay In Your Lane (Male or Female Lead, Male or Female Follow)
Challenge: This challenge requires both competitors to be blind folded at the start of the dance and placed inside of a rectangle created on the dance floor. Steppers who execute the most creative dance inside of the square without going out-of-bounds will win via audience applause. Steppers are required to change lanes 3 times during their round. Each round is 1 min, 30 seconds.
Catch A Beat Trio (Male or Female Lead, Male or Female Follow)
Challenge: Same rules as Catch A Beat (Couples) except with three partners. This challenge gives Master level Trio partners House, Reggae, Disco, Afrobeat, Dancehall, etc music to dance to at 130 BPM’s (Beats Per Minute). The Trio is expected to find the rhythm in the song immediately and then execute a flawless dance. Each round is 1:30 (1 min, 30 sec). The music is pre-selected by DJ Shorty Smooth. Each leader is required to turn their partner 3 times during the dance. Audience judges and the winner is selected using a decibel meter. Partners are selected by the leader from the available All Star talent pool.