Stepping is awesome and you may have seen it in movies such as Stomp the Yard, How She Move, Drumline, and School Daze, but do you know where it comes from?
Stepping derives from the cultural traditions of various African communities that exhibit movement, sounds, and words to illustrate the strength of unity.
As dance company Step Afrika! notes, the stepping traditions that we are familiar with today developed from song and dance rituals performed by historically black fraternities and sororities in the 1900s.
Stepping then spread as a recognized art form on college campuses throughout America, expanding into Latino, Asian, and multicultural fraternities and sororities.
Nowadays, performances and competitions are also hosted by local churches, school teams, and community organizations.
Here's more cool stepping stuff:
Strikers All-Star were featured on season three of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. They were one of the first dance crews on the show to incorporate stepping into their choreography.
Learn how to do a simple step from this tutorial:
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