[2/17/2010 SteppersUSA Daily News]
Steppers Nation Today
By Markie Bee
Send The Best Stepping Photos:
To send a plugger or Flyer
Contact Markie Bee:
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
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.
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
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
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.
Have something on your mind? Need to talk
to Markie Bee? With Google voice (A REAL phone number) you can call me
directly (from the United States only please) For FREE. If I'm
available, I'll call you right back.
If you would like to join SteppersUSA in Twitter or just to check it
out, you'll see the twitter bird just below our logo. Just click on the
twitter bird and it will bring you right to the
page on Twitter. Watch the bar or follow SteppersUSA by
SteppersUSA.Com sells Steppin'
DVDs from across the Steppers Community.
Click Here to view the listing or
send us an email
if you would like to include your DVDs on SteppersUSA.Com
The SteppersUSA Daily News and SteppersUSA.Com are
daily publications which update continually. We accept and
publish Steppers classes and workshops, Daily events, weekly events,
monthly events, special events, steppers news, requests for information
which we can't answer but our visitors may have an answer to. All of
this makes us the most complete listing of Steppers information
available anywhere. Send your submissions to us at
and send your pluggers/fliers to
TODAY! If you would like your pluggers/fliers to be posted with
your event on the calendar,
If you or anyone you
know has any photos, footage or information about or from any
Steppers contests for the
of Stepping Project, I'd love to add it to what we have.
It's Your History! OR If you have a personal recollection
concerning stepping or if you care to help with the in any
Send us an email.