ALVIN - Los Angeles, CA
! became aware of Steppin through a friend. However, once I was exposed I was captured by music and moves. Dance has been a part of my life since the cradle and I hope to the grave. I enjoy this dance and can practice for hours by myself. It is liberating and when I am in a groove the cares of this world seem to fade to black. I see this dance become a medium in which people, couples, families and society at large could benefit from. It has structure; roles for the man and the woman, it has communication between the two parties of the dance. I believe this dance can be another catalyst for children, especially black children to observe adult interaction in a harmonious manner and help contribute to the rebuilding of the African-American community. This is the platform I envision happening through this dance.