Stepping has always been an art form that we believe surpasses all art forms as you use your body to create sound. You become the instrument that helps guide the story line and the choreography. Throughout the many decades there has been many influences to stepping however we have never had the opportunity to have a world that celebrates it has mainstream is still unsure were we fit in. This is why we decided to create our a space within the dance world to celebrate the innovators, change-makers, and highlight methods of teaching, all to embrace and celebrate the world of step. Our approach is quite clear: We are a MOVEMENT!
Born in 2016, this amazing event was created & designed as a competition & educational weekend. This jam-packed weekend is for all those in attendance to have the opportunity to experience and celebrate all that the Art of Stepping (AOS) has to offer. From educational workshops, artistic/step performances, meet & greets with celebrity judges and so much more! AOS designed this exclusive and one-of-a-kind weekend to further assist the cultivation of Step!
In 2018, AOS launched the first-ever WORLD OF STEP! The event will kick-off with regional invitation rounds leading up to the International Competition to be held in the “capital of the world” NEW YORK CITY.
Our key points of focus are:
- Educational Platform – Provide an educational platform where individuals can learn about various styles of stepping and techniques that can help continue to build the art form through our online Master Classes and Regional Workshops across the country.
- Open Network – Create an open space for those who want to learn, grow and create in the art form to do so in an open space with no need for experience only open to growing.
- Promotion of Step Team/Choreographers – Bring together all current steppers, choreographers, step teams under one directory to provide them promotional exposure and access to main stream for opportunities.
- Celebratory Convention – Host an annual convention every two years where we celebrate, promote and showcase the various performers and artist who have given to the art form of step. The Convention weekend will also feature award presentations and launches to the innovative products now used for stepping.