Stepping aka "steppin")-- is a social dance done in time to music that occurs on a steady 'downbeat.' The ability
to take steps to the downbeat and still come back in time with your partner is widely recognized as 'steppin'. The dance includes a lead and follow position and thus to be well executed requires physical interaction between the individuals. Various turn patterns, footwork and pulls are all inclusive elements of the dance."
Chicago-Style Stepping, or steppin', has its roots embedded in the traditional African American originated dance movements of Lindy Hop, which evolved into Swing Dancing. Chicago-Style Steppin has gained popularity, particularly, but not limited to the urban neighborhoods of American. Chicago-Style Stepping makes reference to other urban styles of dance found throughout the United Stated larger enclaves in cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_stepping
Chicago Stepping is a dance that is taught on a number system, so if you can count, you can learn this dance. We teach the 8 count method (1,2,3 4,5,6 7,8) and/or 6 count (1,2-step, 3, 4-step, 5,6 and repeat).