06Mar/16

Professional Judges

World of Step – Professional Judges  – Are chosen based on their national exposure and experience in stepping. Our goal was to bring role models of the community under one house as we continue to develop the standard and direction of the Art of Stepping. Stay tuned for the full announcement of the  International Judges!

Dr. Andrea Duhon – Is a board member of the Art of Stepping Foundation and the Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation. She is the Founder and Director of the Triple Threat – Dance, Step and Cheer Camp, a camp that provides exposure to the early stages of the arts for underprivileged kids free of any cost.  The Camp has expanded over the last 8 years to cities all over the country including New Orleans, Orlando, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Huntington, WV. The camp has also includes one annual international location and has traveled to Bogota, Colombia and Kingston, Jamaica. She has been involved in the arts including, cheerleading, dancing and stepping for over 20 years for which she competed at a regional and national level. She was part of the National Step Team and National Stroll Team of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad, Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. where she served in several roles including: National Stroll Team Co-Captain(2005-2007), National Step and Stroll Team Captain (2007-2009). She was also a member of the AOS professional New York Chapter (2009-2011). Dr. Duhon has also had an have an active role in coaching the arts with dance and step teams in high schools in the New York City and Orlando area for over 5 years. Her belief is that arts can serve to motivate young people and empower them in a way that it transcends into other areas of life- including academia. She has worked to bridge the two by combining her love for the arts with her passion for Mathematics through the work with the Art of Stepping Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguish Alumni Award from NCSU College of Science, the 2013 Professional of the Year Award from Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and a 2013 Art of Stepping Hall of Fame Inductee. Andrea earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University, Master degrees in Mathematics Education and Philosophy from New York University and a doctorate in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. She is the proud mother of Jeremy, Eliana, Christopher and Faith and the wife of Chris Duhon.

29May/15

AOSF Announces 1st Annual NEO Stroll Competition at CHAOS

CHAOS NeoNew York, New York, May 29, 2015 – Art of Stepping Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the 1st ever NEO Stroll Competition that will be held at CHAOS – on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R Brewer Boulevard Queens, New York.

CHAOS is the largest Latino/Multicultural weekend that is produced by the performing organizations to ensure creative control of the direction of the show called the East Coast Coalition. The show, in its 6th year, has seen over 3,000 people in attendance and has been groundbreaking in introducing the Latino/Multicultural market to leaders in the artistic community such as Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. as Defending Step/Stroll Champions and showcasing the 1st sorority to ever step Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. We are excited to be finalizing our line up and introduce a new platform.

NEO STROLL COMPETITION: Neo, originating from the term Neophyte, means an individual who recently became a member of a fraternal Greek organization. The Stroll Competition was a way to celebrate the incoming membership classes into the fraternal Greek community in an artistic realm. With strolling consisting of various dances moves, choreographed in a line formation usually performed at parties, we will be incorporating this concept into our already existing National Stroll Competition and paving a way for the new generation to display the love for the organization. The competition will consist of registered teams to perform 1 stroll, no longer than 80 seconds. It is that simple and anyone can register as there is no maximum number of members per team or per organization. The goal is to promote a friendly and exciting environment for all teams to partake in as they network with each other.

Requirements:

  1. Must be a NEO,
  2. Complete a Registration Form and,
  3. Perform one (1) 80 second stroll. (no profanity is allowed in performance and/or music)

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE TROPHY, FREE TICKETS TO CHAOS 2016 AND SUMMER BRAGGING RIGHTS!

“The only thing we are worried about are those members that still believe they are NEO’s or have something called NEO fever as we say in the fraternal Greek community” stated jokingly Jessica Marie Saul, member of the Art of Stepping Foundation. “Seriously, we are excited about this new platform we are launching as it is important that the NEO’s are welcomed artistically into our national platform as this is the future of the show.”

If you are a NEO who is energetic and excited to perform on stage with your brothers/sisters and show the world the love you have for your organization, REGISTER TODAY by contacting Tara@ArtofStepping.com

For more information about the show visit: www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com

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07Mar/15

AOS Announce Launch of RISC West – ALL HANDS IN

RISC West 2015FlyerArt of Stepping (AOS) is proud to announce the re-launch of our 3rd Annual RISC West – All Hands In which will be held on Saturday May 2 at Bishop Conaty High School, 2700 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles(CA).

In 2015, AOS has re-launched RISC WEST to be a reflection with the vast talent that we have seen growing from Fraternal Greek organizations delving into the dance world and its various styles. Although forms are completely different, one thing is in common: ALL PERFORMERS. That is what AOS is looking for and that is what they plan to bring to RISC WEST. All Fraternal Greek Organizations will have five minutes to perform in any of the following 4 categories: Step, Stroll, Salute and Dance to demonstrate who the best performance team overall all. You can do one or all but at the end of the day you must PERFORM.

“As we enter of 3rd year, it is evident that this is a movement that is breaking barriers and changing the face of stepping/strolling in our community.” said Jessica Saul, founder and President of Art of Stepping. “However, the success of this event lies in its performers and attendees. It must be important to them. To tell their story for whether they win or lose the greatest accomplishment is performing for the love of the art form and their organization.”

All teams interested in competing and/or exhibiting, must register before April 1 at www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com

17Jun/14

AOS Announces 2014 Inductee to Art of Step/Stroll Hall of Fame

1098271_10151635096819613_2091131855_nNew York, NY… June 17, 2014 – The Art of Stepping announces the 2014 Art of Stepping Hall of Fame induction of the National Step/Stroll Team of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on Saturday, June 28th at CHAOS – National Step/Stroll Convention Weekend at George Washington High School located at 549 Audubon Avenue, New York at 6:00pm.

This impressive honor will be presented by Celebrity Choreographer Chuck Maldonado (known for his work on Stomp The Yard), AOS Hall of Famers Nicole Washington (Lambda Pi Chi), Andrea Duhon (Lambda Pi Chi) and J-RoMeO (Lambda Sigma Upsilon). The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a consistent pursuit of excellence for the art of stepping and/or strolling. The honor is bestowed upon legendary leaders who have demonstrated the ability to positively impact and raise the level of creativity of the art form by promoting, educating, and enhancing the Art of Stepping™ and strolling.

“As an organization our goal is to recognize individuals for their ongoing commitment to the art of stepping and strolling.” said Patrick Saul, Art of Stepping Foundation. “It is an honor to recognize for the 1st time an entire entity for being consistent for over 15+ years and wish them support for another 15.”

In 2014, on the eve of the 15 year anniversary of their establishmen21458_10151630388129613_921806697_nt it was voted to inducted Omega Phi Beta Sorority’s – National Step/Stroll Team for their continued pursuit and excellence in this art form. The induction will also include a tribute performance that will document the success of this artistic entity.

See an excerpt from there biography.

OPBSI National Step/Stroll Team was established in 1999 with the vision of re-establishing an artistic entity that would represent the organization’s mission and vision. Therefore it gave birth to their National Step Team – Soul Steppin’ Divas and National Stroll Team – Dream Team which would set forth to bring Latino Stepping/Strolling to the forefront. Since its establishment, the organization has performed on 100 showcases in over 16 states and in two continents. In 2006, after winning 3 National Step Championships back to back in the Latino step market, the organization sought to see how to break barriers in the art form of stepping where they entered in an all traditional African American step competition StepCorrect which was documented by MTV True Life on the series – I’m a Stepper. The women competed in two qualifying rounds where they took 1st place to then head to Nationals winning 1st place and breaking history as the 1st Latino fraternal organization to do so. Thereafter, the organization continued forward with a national presence that consisted on appearance and performance on MTV TRL for Beyonce Knowles B-Day Album release, featured/choreography/performed a music video for SONY BMG artist CHELO which aired the behind the scenes episodes on MTV MI TRL Behind the Scene, People En Espanol Fiesta en el Park.

In 2009, OPBSI joined forces with Art of Stepping and Fellow Latino Greek Letter Organization to create a show that would provide them a 50% ownership by creating the rules/regulations which help found the Step/Stroll Coalition which gave birth to RISC know known as CHAOS National Step/Stroll Convention. Since then they have won their 2nd 3 Peat National Step Title and their 2nd National Stroll Title.

To read their complete biographies and to learn more about these influential women please feel free to visit: www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com

To purchase tickets to 2014 CHAOS National Step/Stroll Weekend visit: www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com.

 

About Us: Art of Stepping™ is a national organization that provides interactive and exclusive curriculum based programs that teach stepping through mathematical formulas. The organization is owned and operated by Remo Production, Inc., a company founded by celebrity step choreographer, Jessica “REMO” Saul. AOS currently has operations in California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and operates via its three divisions, AOS After-School, AOS PRO, and AOS Events. AOS’ mission is the fight against childhood obesity. Art of Stepping is the proud recipient of the 2010 President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition Community Leadership Award. For more information visit: www.ArtofStepping.com

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10Jan/14

Art of Stepping Announces AOS2S Youth Step Tour

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:

Nickelodeon Presents AOS2S_A

Click on image to view Official AOS2S National Youth Step Tour Promo Video!

 

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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24Jul/13

AOS Announce Newest Inductees to Art of Step/Stroll Hall of Fame

July 24, 2013 – For Immediate Release

 

AOS Announce Newest Inductees to Art of Step/Stroll Hall of Fame

New York, NY…July 24, 2013 – Challenging young people to pursue their dreams, Art of Stepping, announces the third and final inductee newest into the Art of Stepping Hall of Fame: Andres Marrero, member of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Andres will be joining follow inductees, Dr. Andrea Duhon, member of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and Jannira Roman, member of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada whom will both be inducted at the 4th Annual RISC National Step/Stroll Championship Weekend held on Saturday, July 27 at Columbia University in New York City.

This impressive honor, which will be presented by Founder of Art of Stepping, Jessica “Remo” Saul along with fellow AOS Hall of Famers Nicole Washington(Lambda Pi Chi) and J-RoMeo (Lambda Sigma Upsilon), recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a consistent pursuit of excellence for the art of stepping and/or strolling. The honor is bestowed upon legendary leaders who have demonstrated the ability to positively impact and raise the level of creativity of the art form by promoting, educating, and enhancing the Art of Stepping™ and strolling.

Excerpt from their biographies:

  • Dr. Andrea Duhon is a board member of the Art of Stepping Foundation, the Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation and the Global Network. She is the Founder and Director of the Triple Threat – Dance, Step and Cheer Camp, a camp that provides exposure to the early stages of the arts for underprivileged kids free of any cost in Orlando, Fl; Slidel, LA and Los Angeles, CA. She is a proud member of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad / Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Incorporated for which she was involved in stepping and strolling for many years. As a member of the National Step Team and National Stroll Team from 2005-2010 she served in several roles including: National Stroll Team Co-Captain (2005-2007), National Step and Stroll Team Captain (2007-2009). She was also a member of the AOS professional New York Chapter 2009-2011. During her stepping career Andrea was part of the Latinosstep National Step Team Champions (2006), Tres Reglas – 1st Place (2006), Alpha Phi Alpha Gold Rush Step Show – 1st Place (2007), University of Delaware NPHC Step Show – 1st Place(2008), She was also featured with her national step team in the MTV movie How She Moves. As a stroller Andrea was part of the Silk 6 National Stroll Champions. Andrea earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University, Master degrees in Mathematics Education and Philosophy from New York University and Columbia University respectively and a PhD in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. Now in 2013, Andrea Duhon will be inducted into the Art of Stepping Hall of Fame for her dedication to stepping/strolling.

 

  • Jannira Roman (H. Anacaona) was born in Long Island New York, with native Puerto Rican parents, is a natural leader, dancer, Hermana, and is the National Stroll Mistress of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada. She pledged spring 2003 at Long Island University at C.W. Post campus (Xi Chapter). She currently resides in Texas and works for the U.S. Army as a clinical social worker, pursuing a PHD in clinical social work at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois. Dancing since she was 12 years old, she has had the honor of performing with various Latino artists such as, Johnny Pacheca, Fulanito, and even performed for Miss Universe Amelia Vega. While residing in Aguada, Puerto Rico Jannira trained for three years with Salsa champion Santos Gonzales from the “Academia de Julie Mayoral”. She joined Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada’s National Stroll Team in 2006 and became Stroll Mistress in 2010. Her involvement in the Greek world also involved being on the RISC Step and Stroll coalition and helped pioneer the Unity Stroll Team.

 

  • Andres Marrero known as “DRE” pledged and crossed Lambda Chapter, of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. during his sophomore year at the tender age of 17 in the Fall of 1999. He became part of NST from years of 00’ to 02’. In 06’ was driven by a need to see LUL back on the map as a force to be reckoned within the stroll game. He was determined to bring a new style of strolling combining the usual complexity and precision with a dramatic mix of culture and theatrics in the high energy and highly intense movement and stunts. His vision was to bring a New Age to the stroll game. Thus by summer 2007, 8 hand picked members became the first edition of the New Age Stroll Team, more known as, NAS-T. For more than 6 years, NAS-T has performed and won through many states; despite the wins and losses, NAS-T has more been known to put on the most memorable performances. In 2009, he became step master of NST and won 2nd Place in RISC. Additionally, Andres and was of the founding representative of the Step/Stroll Coalition for which focuses on producing RISC – National Step/Stroll Championship.

To read their complete biographies and to learn more about these influential women please feel free to visit: www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com

To purchase tickets to 2013 RISC National Step/Stroll Weekend visit: www.ArtofSteppingEvents.com.

About:Art of Stepping™ is a national organization that provides interactive and exclusive curriculum based programs that teach stepping through mathematical formulas. The organization is owned and operated by Remo Production, Inc., a company founded by celebrity step choreographer, Jessica “REMO” Saul. AOS currently has operations in California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, New York and New Jersey and operates via its three divisions, AOS After-School, AOS PRO, and AOS Events. AOS’ mission is the fight against childhood obesity. Art of Stepping is the proud recipient of the 2010 President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition Community Leadership Award. For more information visit: www.ArtofStepping.com

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