3 Regional Step/Stroll Competition Join Forces to Host
1 National Championship
Art of Stepping is excited to announce that in 2017 we have decided to merge all regional step and stroll markets across the country to host 1 national step and stroll championship, which will be hosted at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 2017. The show will bring the best teams across the country to compete in one national competition highlighting stepping, strolling and dancing which is a reflection of the collegiate community artistically.
The WORLD OF STEP (by AOS) operates and owns all “RISC” regional competitions and presently is the only event that partners with local/national Greek letter organizations to create the rules and regulations. The latter action was strategically implemented to secure that all organizations/partners have a voice and presence at each event. Moreover, building on and carrying out the Art of Stepping brand, AOS hosts an annual Youth Step Camp/Championship during the day of scheduled RISC events. This event welcomes participants 6yrs – 18yrs old and is designed to teach and instruct participants the art of stepping through mathematical formulas. AOS’ combination of both the Arts & Math hopes to revolutionize the way the art is taught and learned.
Regrettably, in the past few years there has been limited, and in some cases, absent commitment from the national organizations affiliated with the events. As a result, this has led to the decision by AOS and its Board to effectively postpone (as of 2017) RISC Midwest and RISC West. AOS appreciates the efforts and participation of those who registered and planned these events. However, AOS is not in the fiscal position to host the event without the timely commitment from the organizations participating/hosting. AOS hopes you understand its decision and will look to to the future to develop a better process.