WOS Language

Official Step Language was created and compiled by various artist in the field of stepping with over 30+ years of experience.  We are aware there may be other terms that are not listed and can be submitted for consideration by sending us a message via our contact page.

Family Meeting

To bring all participants together to discuss updates and/ or concerns, with the development of the team.

Levels of Stepping

There are two (2) levels of stepping: Top and Bottom.

M + B = S

Movement + Beat = SET

Tempo

The speed, either fast, slow, half tempo, or double time

Originality

The ability to think independently and creatively.

Creativity

The use of the imagination or original ideas.

Level Changes

There are only two levels in Stepping, top and bottom.

Voice Clarity

A clear vocal understanding when speaking to the audience.

Transitions

Is the movement or sound that is used to connect one beat to another.

Precision

Accuracy and sharpness when defining beats.

Synchronization

When a group of 2 or more perform the exact beat simultaneously and exactly the same.

Freestyle

This involves creating a sequence of eight count beats to create a new beat.

Formation

Starting and Ending stance of a beat. Feet shoulder width apart, Hands behind back, head straight. Formation creates an automatic balance.

Choreography

Taking different beats that was created and making variations to those beats.

Ripple

A movement or series of movements occurring simultaneously by a beat causing a wave of motion.

Movement

Is the direction format that is used to document movement in beat and/or choreography.

Angle

Is the algebraic format that is to document arm precision.

Code

Letters of the alphabet’s that are assigned a coded movement.

CAM

Code, Angle and Movements

Vitruvian Man

This is the seven (7) master codes to the Remo System which is the written language of step.

Remo System

Official copyrighted language of art of stepping that documents the body to create a written language for step, broken down into three components: C, A, M.

Beat

Combination of several sets put together as one.

Set

A pattern of counts which follows the beat of the music 1-2-3,4-5-6,7-8, then repeat. Every single beat has a maximum of an eight (8) count.

Count

Is numbers the number system used to begin the documentation of beats.

Stomp (Step)

When you lift your feet or foot up and place it down in a forcible manner to make a impactful sound.

Grills (GRIT)

The facial expressions used while performing a beat.

Step Dancing

is a form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps.