2/17/2010 SteppersUSA Daily News

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[2/17/2010 SteppersUSA Daily News]
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By Markie Bee
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Today's Steppers Beat column is sponsored by: WORD OF MOUTH ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. THE QUAD CITY STEPAGANZA Memorial Day Weekend 3rd Annual Fashion Show and Benefit May 27-31st, 2010
Around the Steppers Nation
Large scale Chicago style steppers events are returning to Phoenix Arizona this spring as the AZ Southwest steppers have put together a three day weekend party this April 15th through 17th. The event will include three parties and workshops in the high desert of Phoenix and Tempe.
DJ Shorty Smooth has managed to put together a multi city contest for this spring also. It's called the "Steppin Idol" contest and it's made for people who want to get their contest weight up.
The Contest is designed to help contestants better prepare for competition by being open and receptive to constructive criticism from the judges, with the chance to review, correct and try again.



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If you've won a contest before or if you've got lots of contest experience you'll be able to come and watch but you won't be allowed to participate. This contest has been going on in Milwaukee for a while now and Shorty Smooth has taken it on the road with stops in Rockford, IL, Waukegan, IL, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, Minnesota, and Milwaukee, WI. If you want to host a prelim, you need to contact Shorty Smooth right away.
I have to say there is a real air of anticipation in the steppers community for the Heritage Ball in Atlanta which starts this week. I feel people are looking for the opportunity to cut loose at a really big event and it looks like people will be able to shake off some of those winter blahs at the event. Of course when there are heightened expectations for an event. That means there's more pressure to deliver a great party experience. Personally I can't wait to hear about peoples experiences at the affair.
Facebook Blurbs
While looking at the myriad of jumbled events on Facebook (the lack of any type of organization is amazing) I had to stop and take a breath when I saw an event titled, "Giving up Facebook for Lent". The fact that I saw it
ON Facebook gave me a chuckle (don't ask me why).
Jeff Clark posted that he had finally gotten rid of a lot of the garbage from his profile he didn't want there but forgot how he did it. I let him know how he did it (as a public service) I got some emails on that so I'll share the "secret" with you… In privacy settings turn off "Allow friends to post on my Wall". It will still allow comments but stops the pillows and gifts garbage that can become extremely annoying to many people (including me).
National Chicago Style Steppers Day
Since yesterday was a holiday, there wasn't much action on the National Chicago Style Steppers Day as I expected. There a lot of people who don't even look at their email or even browse the web during a holiday.
We're looking to add representatives from cities like,
Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Raleigh, Montgomery, Baton Rouge, Las Vegas, and Seattle to name a few. I'd like to see more people representing in Chicago too (considering how large the market is).
If you haven't had your say about what date to have the event, jump over to the poll page and make your choice. We're almost half way through the poll (below) so if you do it now, you won't forget later.



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Wednesday February 17, 2010
Always check with the venue or organization to confirm an event before going.

Smooth Groove Entertainment
Hump Day Steppin
Gabby's Saloon
1900 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis, MN (Map)
10:30pm - 1 am

Chicago-Style Steppin' & Line Dancing
Flannery Construction (Every Wednesday)
1375 St. Anthony Avenue Saint Paul, MN
6:00pm - 9:00pm (steppin' 7pm-9pm)
$5 Cover

Steppin' with DJ Kenny Mack (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
R Place On Park
1821 S Park St. Madison, WI 53713-1213 (Map)

Strictly Steppin' (Every Wednesday)
Longshots Bar & Grill
27189 Grand River Redford MI 48240
7pm - 12am
313-879-9811 313-454-7459

DBJ Productions
Wednesday Night Stepping
El Forgo
3636 Frankford #300, Dallas, TX (Map)
8pm - 1am

Wednesday Nights-Grown Folks After Work
2305 W, St. Charles Bellwood IL
7pm - 1am
$5 Cover after 8pm
Attire: Causal/Smooth No gym shoes

3rd Wednesdays Stepper's Night
Midnight Sun Band
Checkerboard Lounge
5201 S Harper Ave. Chicago, IL
8pm - 2am

CSmooth and D.P.
Wednesday night Seppin'(1st and 3rd Wednesday)
Club Dyamonds
19755 Torrence Ave, Lynwood IL
9pm - 12am

Chicago Promotions Company
Gentle Persuasion
8959 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL
6pm - 9pm
773 488-1487

Detroit Steppers
Niki's (New - Wednesdays)
735 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI
8:30pm - Until
$5 Cover

Wednesday Night Steppers Delight
2 For 1 Bar & Grill
7144 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125
6pm - 10pm

Steppin' w/Evelyn
Fouth Dimension
326 S. Myrtle, Monrovia, CA
8pm - 11pm

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