Steppin' origins started in the 1930s around the same time of World War II, originally as the "Jitterbug". Another more familiar dance that also has its roots in the Jitterbug is now called "Swing Dancing". In the 60s, when Chicago took the Jitterbug to a different level, it evolved into "Boppin"; Boppin' then evolved into Steppin' and is still evolving today. Steppin' is a lot smoother than Boppin' and is composed of 10% technique and 90% style. It's the style element that makes this such an addictive dance. "Steppin' is a way of life. Steppin' makes people from all over the country come to Chicago just to see this phenomena first hand. Although Steppin' is nationally known, it is native to Chicago. Steppin' is not just a dance, it's the music, the moves, the clothes, the mood. Steppin' is an art form that stirs the soul... it's a rhythm as unique as the dance itself with smooth steps and even smoother turns." -Emilie McKendall (famous Chicago Disc Jockey). Steppin' is here to stay! So if you're ready, here's your opportunity to learn the technique and add your unique style to this dance that is shared by old and young alike. Bonus footage, including exclusive interviews with George Daniels, Sam Chatman, Yvonne Paramore, Glen Richards and others. 60+ mins. (2003) DVD-Region 1.
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