Tag: GDI

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…

Heritage Ball: The All Star Steppers Challenge Goes Down Sunday

Steppers are already descending on Atlanta for the nation’s largest Steppers convention, the GDI Heritage Ball.  This year is primed to be one of the most successful yet, and I’m definitely looking forward to all of the great performances.  More…

Breaking News: Heritage Ball Postponed

ChiStepper reached out to the Heritage Ball brass to learn more about the postponement of this year’s ball.  While it was an extremely difficult decision, extreme weather conditions around the country left the group no choice.  There were cities like…

Steppin All Stars: Sherry Gordon

  Sherry Gordon (led by Ed Donaldson) Sherry Gordon performed in “The Spinning Top” Category of the 2013 Steppin All Star Game at the GDI Heritage Ball.  In “The Spinning Top” Category dancers were required to complete as many consecutive turns as…

Steppin All Stars: Dre and Drew

  Andre Blackwell (led by Drew Alexander) The “Follow The Leader” Category of the 2013 Steppin All Star required a male follower to be lead through a series of complicated turns by another male leader.  Emphasis in this category is…

GDI Announces New Leadership

  GDI Steppin super group, GDI just announced that Cheryl “Sugafoot” Powe will take the post of president and Donald Blount will take the post of Vice President.  GDI is a unique organization in the since that leadership of the…

Steppin All Stars – Ronnie B and Ericka Little

  Ericka Little and Ronnie B The “Armed and Dangerous” Category of the 2013 Stepper All Star Game required participants to execute a full dance connected left hand to left hand (one of the more challenging hand connections in the…

Steppin All Stars: Dominique and Candace

  Dominique Robinson and Candace HintonThe “Armed and Dangerous” Category of the 2013 Stepper All Star Game required participants to execute a full dance connected left hand to left hand (one of the more challenging hand connections in the dance)….

Steppin All Stars: Darrel and Angie

  Angie Faine and Darrel DavisCheck out video of Darrel Davis and Angie Faine in the “Catch-A-Beat” category of the ChiStepper Steppin All Star Game, hosted at the 2013 GDI Heritage Ball. Oh So Smooth radio’s DJ Shorty Smooth played music at 130 bpms,…

Steppin All Stars: Smoke and Tori

  Smoke and Tori Check out video of Smoke Dixon and Tori Lynch in the “Catch-A-Beat” category of the ChiStepper Steppin All Star Game, hosted at the 2013 GDI Heritage Ball. Oh So Smooth radio’s DJ Shorty Smooth played music at 130 bpms, and…