If you Hustle, Salsa, Hand Dance or Bop, you can learn Chicago Steppin’ as seen in R. Kelly’s, â€œStep in the Name of Loveâ€? video.
“We do it for love.”
Chicago Stepping or “Steppin,” as it is affectionately called, is a dance indigenous to Chicago. It is unique in that the style and demeanor of the era and city in which it was created directly influence Stepping. It’s a very smooth form of dancing, but it’s also a way of life with Steppin’ events, clothes, music, and even attitude. If Hustle, Salsa, Hand Dance, Bop, you can learn Chicago Stepping. The dance consists of two or more people dancing as partners in synch to a 6 or 8 count beat to musical sounds like Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, Old-School, Neo Soul, Rap, or Hip Hop.
In 2002, R. Kelly released Step in the Name of Love to the world. That song followed by Happy People created a craze for Stepping. R. Kelly put Chicago Stepping on the map with those songs, and the Happy People album dedicated to Chicago Stepping. Now, Stepping has gained popularity at a very rapid pace, manifesting in many major cities like: Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, the Carolinas, Milwaukee, L.A., Oakland, Arizona, Seattle, D.C., Baltimore, Virginia, Philly, and now New York.
If you Hustle, Salsa, Hand Dance, Bop, you can learn Chicago Steppin’ as seen in R. Kelly’s, “Step in the Name of Love” video.
Steppin’ is indigenous to Chicago, but gaining popularity in major cities; Detroit, ATL, Houston, Milwaukee, LA, Oakland, Seattle, Arizona, the Carolinas, DC, Baltimore, Philly, and now New York.
Learn Basic Moves. No Partner Required. Come Learn the Dance.
Join us for Fun at one of these dance workshops!
*Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
Jordan’s Lounge ~ 47 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Doors open at 4:00pm for Registration.
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Steppin’ Workshop ~ $20
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Dance, Food, & Mingle
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
1223 Bedford @ Halsey
Brooklyn, NY 11216
5pm – 7pm
Steppin’ Workshop ~ $20 cost
7pm – 10pm
Soulful Sunday Affair
Mingle, Music, Food, Dance
Register online for either dance workshop and receive a Free Steppin’ Music CD at http://steppers.meetup.com/16/
For more information, contact Malinda Tyson, Steppin Butterfly Promotions at 773-619-0489
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