National tour focuses on combating obesity and collecting sneakers for those is need

New York – Jan. 10, 2014 – Art of Stepping™ (AOS) today announced the launch of the AOS2S National Youth Step Tour. The AOS2S National Youth Step Tour, sponsored in part by Nickelodeon, is a national campaign created by the Art of Stepping to target childhood obesity through stepping and promote artistic expression.

Kicking off on February 22, these one-day camps will take place in five different locations across the country, inspiring young people to get active and contribute to a good cause. As admission into the camps, participants must donate a pair of gently used and/or new sneakers which will be given to families in need. Tour dates and locations are listed below:

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February 22 – Chicago, Illinois

Location: Farragut Career Academy, 2345 S Christiana Avenue

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

March 29 – Tampa, Florida

Location: Dream Center of Tampa, 2806 N. 15th Street

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

April 12 – Greencastle, Indiana

Location: Fieldhouse, DePauw University

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

April 19 – Bronx, New York

Location: Soundview Academy for Culture & Scholarship, 855 Bolton Avenue

Time: 8:30am -3:00pm

May 3 – Los Angeles, California

Location: Bishop Conaty High School, 2900 W. Pico Boulevard

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

 

June 27 – New York, New York

Location: TBA

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

At each stop, Art of Stepping will work in partnership with local grassroots organizations to conduct workshops that consist of:

  • Art of Stepping 101: Basic principles that teach stepping through mathematics.
  • Choreography 101: Team/group session that applies the tools learned in Art of Stepping 101 to create original routines with other participants. Participants will also learn how to express themselves through Art of Stepping’s signature Worldwide Day of Play routine.

Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will perform their custom routine with their group and receive an AOS certification from Art of Stepping.

“We are pleased to support the Art of Stepping’s National Youth Step Tour as it carries on the spirit of Worldwide Day of Play year-round.,” said Jean Margaret Smith, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Administration. “We are excited to celebrate the work they are doing as it encourages kids to be active and adopt a healthy lifestyle.”

In September 2013, Art of Stepping partnered with Nickelodeon to celebrate the network’s 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play. As part of the week-long schedule of events leading up to the signature event in Brooklyn, New York’s Prospect Park, AOS coordinated activities in six states, providing free stepping workshops and classes to help promote wellness among children.

Art of Stepping, in 2011, partnered with former NBA star point-guard Chris Duhon’s Stand Tall Foundation to launch the Sneakers 2 Succeed (S2S) campaign. The campaign’s goal is to collect gently used and/or new sneakers to donate to various local charities. This year, AOS expanded the campaign by offering their award winning step program that teaches the art form via mathematical formulas for free.

About Art of Stepping:

Art of Stepping™ is a national organization that provides interactive and exclusive curriculum based programs that teach stepping through mathematical formulas utilizing Leonardo Da Vinci’s – The Vitruvian Man as a symbolic base. The organization is owned by Remo Production, Inc. and founded by Jessica “REMO” Saul. AOS currently has operations in New York, Los Angeles, and Illinois. AOS is the 1st organization in the nation to set about building a nationwide K-12 curriculum based after-school stepping program which focuses on: Fighting Childhood Obesity and Learning Mathematics via the Art of Stepping™.

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