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Welcome to Artistic Motions, the source for your FREE online introductory Chicago-style Steppin’ instructional needs! We want to help turn your passion and desire for learning the dance into an extremely gratifying and rewarding dance experience!

Artistic Motions was founded by me – Victor Anthony James Sr. – a Chicago Steppin’ zealot who overcame several obstacles to learn how to step and help others learn too. Now I want to introduce you to the world of Steppin; the music, the culture, the experience and teach you the basics of Steppin’ – online! I want to show you how you can become a Stepper too!

Are you: Looking for a convenient way to learn smooth Chicago style Steppin’? Shy and self-conscious but want to learn Steppin? A stepper with some experience, but want/need a little polish? A couple looking to rekindle the romance in your relationship? Wanting to take your Steppin’ skills to the next level but not sure of how to accomplish it? Confident in your dance, but feel that you’re lacking in style and/or presentation? Anxious to learn how to Step but simply don’t know where to start? Looking for a way to network and meet new people? In search of a fun, low-impact form of exercise that can help you lose weight, build your confidence and make you feel better?

Do you: Have a schedule that won’t permit you to take the time to learn? Prefer knowing some basic aspects of the dance before attending a formal class? Want an affordable class not lacking in quality of instruction? Have a spouse or significant other that you would just love to take out for a night on the town and Step the night away? Want to learn how to Chicago Step but you prefer learning at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home, on your own time? Want to learn from a competent instructor?  Have no one in your region to learn from? Want to emulate a style which appeals to you?


Take Back Your Life, Do Something for You!

Life in general consumes a lot of your time and you need an entertainment outlet. You’ve seen this dance called Steppin’ and want to learn, but something has held you back. You need to find a way to incorporate this dance in your life – NOW!

The traditional method of learning Steppin’ doesn’t fit with your current lifestyle. Finding good initial instruction has been a “hit-or-miss” prospect.

That may be okay for some folks, but not for you!

Now there’s a better way… a better way to become a great dancer and enjoy the lifestyle and culture of the dance beginning right now! Take control of your life and do something that really makes you happy! You work hard, now it’s time to play hard!

You Deserve More!

Artistic Motions is about the passion of Steppin’, helping you learn the dance, enjoy the experience and get much more from your dance experience!

We believe:

– The greatest risk in life is to never find that which fulfills you, to never find YOUR passion .
– Finding sound dance instruction should be an effortless process, not an exercise in futility.
– You can find quality, sound instruction and you should know exactly what your level of proficiency in the dance is.
– There is no other dance in America that provides the satisfaction, fulfillment and personal joy of interpreting, through dance, the musical essence of smooth Jazz and R&B the way Smooth Chicago Steppin does. Here’s how we get it done:

Smooth Chicago Steppin Instructional Videos

All Artistic Motions membership subscribers gain immediate access to all instructional videos posted to the website after initial registration. Members create their own username and password during the registration process and both are required to access the instructional videos which will be available as “member only” content.

Video Critiques

Most people like feedback. Video critiques allow you to get the feedback you need to stay on track and correct flaws in technique before bad habits are established. The critiques are submitted via email, and are reviewed and returned to the sender with recommendations for changes in technique and form. Software such as Ubersense aid in the review of videos and can be a very useful tool for analyzing dance technique.

“Virtual Steppin’ Sessions

Virtual one-on-one Steppin’ sessions are an alternative to receiving face-to-face instruction. When life’s hectic schedule doesn’t allow you to make it to a class, you live in a remote area, or you just feel better being in the comfort of your own home, you can still reap the benefits of a great dance instruction in smooth Chicago Steppin.

What is a virtual, one-on-one Steppin session?

Virtual Steppin sessions utilize free communications software tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype and Fuze for a positive instructional experience. This software allows you to make free calls, chats, and video conferences over the internet via your smartphone, tablet or computer. High speed internet, a computer, a microphone and free software account are all you need to begin sessions.


Start learning today! Register for the “FREE” Silver Steppers Package!

Become the dancer you envisioned and start with a solid foundation. Let us introduce you to the dance and eliminate the obstacles to learning. The barriers to learning the dance have been removed. You deserve the shot at becoming the Stepper you thought you could become. Click here to take advantage of one of the free package offered by Artistic Motions to aspiring Steppers!


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