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What is chicago steppin?

Hey yall, mark your calender for Chicago Steppers night, Valentines Day at the Redstar in the Fitgers Brewery Complex. The event starts at 10pm/no cover/dress to impress/champagne specials/steppers contest/ steppers sets by chicago's finest: Jeff Holman, Psycho Capone, with your host Kevin Craig

What is Steppin?

Steppin is a derivative of several African American dance forms, The Ring-Shout, The Cakewalk, The Jitterbug, The Swing, The Offtime, The Bop, and The New Bop in particular.

A dance consisiting of two or more people dancing as partners in synchronization to a 6 or 8 count beat to musical sounds of Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, Neo Soul, or Rapp music.

Steppin is currently one of the most popular aspects of America's social climate, gaining popularity at a very rapid pace, manifesting in many major cities, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Milwaukee, L.A., Oakland, Seattle, and other heavy populated areas..

Attire consist of a form of rag time, black tie, and modern fashion designs twisted into a unique style of contemporary designs better known as Steppers Sharp usually reflecting a combination of times throughout African American history, the gouyster in particular.

A dance form very popular throughout Chicago's African American community. A dance of unity and positive atmosphere, currently enjoyed and adopted by people throughout American society under the reference of Hand dancing, Ballroom, The Swing, Steppin , and the Bop.
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In.Dog, if this is a gauntlet attempt, you will have to try much harder.

umm...it was, but i got bored. or was i hungry?

Speaking of Chicago Stepping, there is a great travel agency putting on an adult "STEP'N to a pre-SWEETEST DAY GETAWAY Cruise" in October. Most stepping cruise events have beginners lessons and other novice events. This particular agency focuses on those who just dance (Chicago-Style steppin'). The are one of the few travel agencies who focus solely on the "experience", not necessarily the schedule. Come as you are, do what you want and just be yourself. Although each experience is unique and the agency gets rave reviews, their group travel seems to venture into freedom vice absolute structure. I would recommend the October 2008 trip for anyone just interested in having fun. The event is posted in a flyer on their website at http://www.travelstrawberry.com/Other/StepN%20Flyer.pdf

Their general website is http://www.travelstrawberry.com

Once you communicate your intent, this agency goes all out to provide you tons of useful information and a private link to cruise updates and execellent 'need-to-know' stuff. You can also email them at [email protected]

Their specialty is true luxury travel however, once every year, they put on a special economy group outing that is always fantastic.

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