In the French language, the word Lumiere (Pronounced loo-mee-air) means light, and it symbolizes a way to convey the originality of both the dance and the dancer. It is with no external help that light stays true to itself in all of its brightness, colors, and hues. In like manner, Lumiere Steppers stay true to their commitment to reflect some aspect of the original form of Steppin. Founded by Lamont Coy, Lumiere Steppers, LLC is dedicated to pushing black culture and black excellence forward through teaching and educating our communities about Chicago Stepping in North Atlanta and other Metro Atlanta areas. Based in Marietta as perhaps the newest steppin' association in Atlanta our goal is to become the epicenter for the long-awaited growth and expansion of steppin' throughout the North side. We look to be the ultimate place for Enjoying Life...One Step at A Time!
It all started for Lamont in the summer of 2006 in Atlanta when as a hard-core roller skater from Brooklyn he happened to see a few people take their skates off and start dancing. He asked a close friend standing nearby what kind of dance they were doing and his friend replied, “That’s Chicago Steppin! I’m from Chicago and I can’t believe I don’t know how to step, let’s go learn!” Soon after that conversation, Lamont was well on his way to beginning his journey as a stepper. As God would have it his instruction began under Chicago’s own Maurice Turner, Co-founder of World Steppers, Inc. (WSI), and one of the best steppers out of Chicago to ever come to Atlanta. Within a few months he was doing more than just learning, he was helping to teach classes as well. Now over 15 years later he still takes joy in teaching this dance to those looking for something new, refreshing and challenging, yet grown & sexy.
Throughout his years as a WSI instructor Lamont has had the pleasure and privilege of performing with locally and nationally recognized vocal and musical artists such as Carmichael Musiclover; Alex Lattimore; Saxophonist Reggie Hines; and Film director/Singer Dee Robinson. He also served as the National Communications Director for the 1st Annual National Chicago Style Steppers Day (NCSSD) Celebration in 2010 and for several years did workshops at Hank Stewart's Annual All White Affair. His most recent appearance was in 2016 at Centennial Olympic Park’s Wednesday WindDown where he led a group of some of Atlanta’s most talented steppers in a performance with Atlanta’s local recording artist, Seven. The show was such a hit a repeat performance was done several weeks later. In sharing this dance to help build better health and better relationships Lamont ultimately hopes that his participation in some way helps to build better people…. Wun Step at a tIme.