ABOUT CHICAGO STEPPING

Originating in the black communities of Chicago, Chicago  Stepping (a.k.a. Steppin') is a slightly restricted form of the Bop which stems from the Swing family of dances. It is an eight-step cadence where all of the action takes place within six counted steps, and the emphasis or focus is on three beats. The genres of music that are popularly danced to are classic and contemporary R&B, classic and contemporary pop, contemporary Jazz, Neo-soul, Gospel, and Hip-hop. Steppin’ is currently one of the most popular aspects of America's social climate and is gaining popularity at a very rapid pace in many major cities such as Los Angeles, St. Louis, North Carolina, Florida, Indianapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Alabama, and many other heavily populated areas. Lumiere Steppers, LLC (a.k.a. Lumiere Steppers) is dedicated to creating cultural awareness of this dance through teaching, entertaining, and engaging those who enjoy social dancing. This dance has the ability to bring the community together, and the power to transform the social setting in any city or community by simultaneously providing a fun filled atmosphere for networking, social recreation, physical activity, stress relief, and much, much more. This dance because of its unique capacity to positively charge the environment is currently enjoyed and adopted by people throughout American society.

LEARN CHICAGO STEPPING

THE BASICS

Basic Footwork and Turns

BEYOND THE BASICS

​Dynamic Applications

Putting It All Together and Making It Your Own