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To those that we've lost.

We profoundly mourn the loss of our faculty, staff and students…

Angela Williams

Angela Williams

A dedicated public servant and avid dance enthusiast, Angela brought life and love to the steppers set from the first moment she came to our set at the Harlem L Lounge on 114th Street.  Her active presence and encouraging voice was truly felt during our emerging years and she will be forever missed.

Reggie Holmes

Reginald Holmes

Reggie was an original New York steppin’ leader and friend who helped establish and teach the dance to many in the Big Apple. He was a hard working person and you didn’t always see him out at the set, but if you did, you knew it was time to get busy! Rest in Power.

Cecilia Bartley

Cecilia Bartley

100% supportive, always on the dance floor, always around with a beautiful greeting, warm smile, and friendly vibe. She loved to dance! She also encouraged many of her friends to come out and we will miss her.

Shaka

Shaka Taylor

A mentor and friend to so many in the African-American community in the NYC metro area, Shaka’s enthusiasm toward Chicago Style Steppin’ was special. Always determined to learn and grow, Shaka was a man who sparked creativity and fun energy at the set.  His presence on and off the dance floor will be missed.