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Soul Steppers

The SOLE STEPPERS practice Step dances originally taken from people of African
descent. We are an organized group that Steps and raises awareness of the African culture. Sole
Steppers is a diverse group that will bring joy and culture onto the Marymount Manhattan
Campus. The body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a
mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Though Step dancing may be performed by
an individual, it is generally performed in groups of three or more, often in arrangements that
resemble military formations. With the Step dance team we will formulate a symbol of unity and
comfort. The Step dancers will be able to witness the culture difference between Step dancing as
compared to Western dance moves.
Understanding and respecting key holders are very important to Sole Steppers. It is very
important because it increases the mobility to compromise. Collaboration with members in the
group leads to enhancmg the goal of unity. The Step dance group will be able to provide students
with the experience of Step dancing and inform them about racial aspects of Step. The Sole
Steppers will consist of diverse students at MMC. Step dancing will allow us to display different
cultures to the community but also reinforce oUr liberal, fine and performing arts background
here at MMC.


For more information, please email soulstep@mmm.edu or Kevin Croke, Assistant Director of Student Development.