Testimonials


“A Renewed Marital Relationship…”

Elaine and I have experienced a renewed marital relationship thanks to Victor James and our exposure to Chicago steppin. The same results you get from renewing your marital vows; the same results you get from consulting a marriage counselor is what we have experienced thanks to " Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin. It's more than a change in our lifestyle, it's a metamorphosis. We have met a wonderful group of people and I can comfortably say we are a fraternity of dancers. Thank you Victor!

John & Elaine Chaney - Kady, TX

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T06:56:32+00:00

John & Elaine Chaney - Kady, TX

Elaine and I have experienced a renewed marital relationship!

“I am a very satisfied customer of Artistic Motions…”

I am a very satisfied customer of Artistic Motions. I appreciate the website which provides step by step videos that hone and build your skills in the dance. The web site is intuitive and very easy to use. I am also a student of the CEO, Victor James and I look forward to every class. I like the fact that he can tell me how I should be positioned, where my feet should be placed, and what my partner should be doing no matter what move or series of moves we may be doing at the time.

Sandra Foster - New Albany, IN

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T06:55:26+00:00

Sandra Foster - New Albany, IN

I am a very satisfied customer of Artistic Motions. I appreciate the website which provides step by step videos that hone and build your skills in the dance. The web site is intuitive and very easy to use. I am also a student of the CEO, Victor James and I look forward to every class. I like the fact that he can tell me how I should be positioned, where my feet should be placed, and what my partner should be doing no matter what move or series of moves we may be doing at the time.

“Superb instructor that delivers!”

Superb instructor that delivers! The experience is customized to your needs. I was asked specifically, “what do you want out of the dance?” With Victor’s professionalism, patience and expertise, my wants for my dance have been enhanced.

Patrice Frink - Indianapolis, IN

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T06:56:16+00:00

Patrice Frink - Indianapolis, IN

Superb instructor that delivers! The experience is customized to your needs. I was asked specifically, “what do you want out of the dance?” With Victor’s professionalism, patience and expertise, my wants for my dance have been enhanced.

“Failure is not an option…”

For nearly 5 weeks I traveled to Houston to receive private lessons from Victor A. James Sr. His passion for the dance, professional demeanor and consistent reinforcement were attributes that helped me expand my dance. If you want to take your dance to an entirely new level, I highly recommend Victor James of Artistic Motions. Failure is not an option - you will not be disappointed. Thanks Victor, for being a positive role model.

Michael Anthony Reese WB - San Antonio, TX

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T06:55:43+00:00

Michael Anthony Reese WB - San Antonio, TX

For nearly 5 weeks I traveled to Houston to receive private lessons from Victor A. James Sr. His passion for the dance, professional demeanor and consistent reinforcement were attributes that helped me expand my dance. If you want to take your dance to an entirely new level, I highly recommend Victor James of Artistic Motions. Failure is not an option - you will not be disappointed. Thanks Victor, for being a positive role model.

“He was very professional and patient…”

I began working with Victor James one year ago. He asked what was it about Chicago Steppin that interested me and what my goals were in that regard. He listened and tailored the training to my skill set. He was very professional and patient and took time to discuss my progress after each session. I can definitely say that as a result of his expertise there has been a vast improvement in my skill set and interpretation of this dance.

Karla Proctor - Houston, TX

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T06:55:58+00:00

Karla Proctor - Houston, TX

I began working with Victor James one year ago. He asked what was it about Chicago Steppin that interested me and what my goals were in that regard. He listened and tailored the training to my skill set. He was very professional and patient and took time to discuss my progress after each session. I can definitely say that as a result of his expertise there has been a vast improvement in my skill set and interpretation of this dance.

“An absolute professional!”

An absolute professional! Victor has a passion for this dance that is reflected through his meticulous instruction. This gentleman will challenge you and equip you with tools to enhance your overall dance presentation. Victor James is the real deal!

Patricia Davis - Toledo, OH

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T16:47:44+00:00

Patricia Davis - Toledo, OH

An absolute professional! Victor has a passion for this dance that is reflected through his meticulous instruction. This gentleman will challenge you and equip you with tools to enhance your overall dance presentation. Victor James is the real deal!

“This gentleman is serious about the dance…”

I saw a video of a gentlemen Steppin' to Somebody Else's Arms by Maze. Never thought I'd meet the gentlemen in that video but I did. Him in Indiana and I in Pennsylvania, didn't think I'd get his instruction but I did. And I must say, "This gentleman is serious about the dance, Chicago Steppin'" The personal relationship he has with the dance and the STANDARD he is and instills is incomparable. The effort and emphasis in delivering at a personal level to give the in the house perspective makes learning online the next best thing to being there. In closing, if you can, allow the man to take your hand and show you land of Chicago Steppin'.

Neil Hodges - Pittsburgh, PA

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-06T20:45:04+00:00

Neil Hodges - Pittsburgh, PA

I saw a video of a gentlemen Steppin' to Somebody Else's Arms by Maze. Never thought I'd meet the gentlemen in that video but I did. Him in Indiana and I in Pennsylvania, didn't think I'd get his instruction but I did. And I must say, "This gentleman is serious about the dance, Chicago Steppin'" The personal relationship he has with the dance and the STANDARD he is and instills is incomparable. The effort and emphasis in delivering at a personal level to give the in the house perspective makes learning online the next best thing to being there. In closing, if you can, allow the man to take your hand and show you land of Chicago Steppin'.

“Superb Smooth Chicago Steppin’ Instructor…”

Superb Smooth Chicago Steppin' Instructor. I have learned very much from Mr. James' instructions. He gave me many more tools for me to use to enhance my dancing. He was very patient professional during my learning process, as I stumbled at times in my progress. It was a very good experience that I shall repeat in the future. I felt my level change in all aspects of thought related to my approach to Steppin'. He's a Brother I can call a friend (I address him as "Big Brother") lol. Much thanks and blessings to you and yours.

Herm Gibson - Hampton Rhds, VA

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-07T08:46:02+00:00

Herm Gibson - Hampton Rhds, VA

Superb Smooth Chicago Steppin' Instructor. I have learned very much from Mr. James' instructions. He gave me many more tools for me to use to enhance my dancing. He was very patient professional during my learning process, as I stumbled at times in my progress. It was a very good experience that I shall repeat in the future. I felt my level change in all aspects of thought related to my approach to Steppin'. He's a Brother I can call a friend (I address him as "Big Brother") lol. Much thanks and blessings to you and yours.

“Victor has truly mastered the “Smooth”…”

First, I’d like to say thank you to Victor for being and inspiration and a super example of what the Steppin’ community is about! I’m also truly inspired by the numerous Steppin’ and instructional videos that he has produced. They are top quality, and to this date, I continue to watch them over and over again. He has patience, is very detailed and has a broad knowledge of Steppin’. These qualities are very important in articulating the dance to students. My wife is an accomplished stepper and has danced with Victor on numerous occasions. She often expresses that Victor has truly mastered the “smooth” in Chicago Steppin’.

Greg & Ivey Pittman - Atlanta, GA

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-07T22:10:18+00:00

Greg & Ivey Pittman - Atlanta, GA

First, I’d like to say thank you to Victor for being and inspiration and a super example of what the Steppin’ community is about! I’m also truly inspired by the numerous Steppin’ and instructional videos that he has produced. They are top quality, and to this date, I continue to watch them over and over again. He has patience, is very detailed and has a broad knowledge of Steppin’. These qualities are very important in articulating the dance to students. My wife is an accomplished stepper and has danced with Victor on numerous occasions. She often expresses that Victor has truly mastered the “smooth” in Chicago Steppin’.

“Victor James is a stepper specialist…”

My experience with Artistic Motions was all positive. First of all I had the passion to improve my dance. I went to many out of town stepper sets and watched how everyone's dance included their own personal style. I kept noticing one dancer that stood out from the rest. I thought to myself "Wow I would love to dance with him!" I asked people in my circle who he was and was pleased to find out he lived in Indianapolis. I watched him for several weeks working up the nerve to ask him if he taught private lessons. When he said he did my life and my dance changed for the better.

Victor James is a stepper specialist to me. He is very professional and was able to teach me how to maneuver the basics and what to feel when I get a signal to do a move. My eyes were opened not only to what I'm supposed to do but also what the person I'm dancing with is supposed to do. Victor would drill the 16 moves into my brain until they were like second nature to me. Once I was able to do them flawlessly the dance became a work of art. The flow, the footwork, the chemistry, it all became like a masterpiece and the wooden floor was the canvas. I was hooked! I became a work of art for others to admire because of Victor's dedication and passion for the dance. Thank you Victor you are one in a million.

Sandra Petty Webster, Indianapolis, IN

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-11T19:22:22+00:00

Sandra Petty Webster, Indianapolis, IN

My experience with Artistic Motions was all positive. First of all I had the passion to improve my dance. I went to many out of town stepper sets and watched how everyone's dance included their own personal style. I kept noticing one dancer that stood out from the rest. I thought to myself "Wow I would love to dance with him!" I asked people in my circle who he was and was pleased to find out he lived in Indianapolis. I watched him for several weeks working up the nerve to ask him if he taught private lessons. When he said he did my life and my dance changed for the better. Victor James is a stepper specialist to me. He is very professional and was able to teach me how to maneuver the basics and what to feel when I get a signal to do a move. My eyes were opened not only to what I'm supposed to do but also what the person I'm dancing with is supposed to do. Victor would drill the 16 moves into my brain until they were like second nature to me. Once I was able to do them flawlessly the dance became a work of art. The flow, the footwork, the chemistry, it all became like a masterpiece and the wooden floor was the canvas. I was hooked! I became a work of art for others to admire because of Victor's dedication and passion for the dance. Thank you Victor you are one in a million.

“He gives his all during my lessons…”

That Victor puts his heart and soul into teaching Chicago Steppin in indeed an understatement. He gives his all during my lessons as he instructs and observes me in my attempts to emulate him with varying degrees of success. However, he is always constructive when he corrects and motivates me. So encouraging is he as he offers praise and constructive comments that I often strive for and ultimately achieve perfection. What an honor to be taught by a man whose craft has evolved into his calling.

I wanted to experience a dance presentation that was above the general status quo for Chicago Steppin'. I needed a dedicated teacher who was not brutally judgemental and who would be willing to meet me where I was (pulling off his belt - hahaha!). Someone to critique me and make the rough places smooth was what I sought from an artistic leader. Without a doubt, Victor James fit these criteria.

These are the reasons why I'm impressed with and inspired by my friend and Teacher Victor James.

Karen Taylor, Houston, TX

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2017-12-18T19:07:12+00:00

Karen Taylor, Houston, TX

That Victor puts his heart and soul into teaching Chicago Steppin in indeed an understatement. He gives his all during my lessons as he instructs and observes me in my attempts to emulate him with varying degrees of success. However, he is always constructive when he corrects and motivates me. So encouraging is he as he offers praise and constructive comments that I often strive for and ultimately achieve perfection. What an honor to be taught by a man whose craft has evolved into his calling. I wanted to experience a dance presentation that was above the general status quo for Chicago Steppin'. I needed a dedicated teacher who was not brutally judgemental and who would be willing to meet me where I was (pulling off his belt - hahaha!). Someone to critique me and make the rough places smooth was what I sought from an artistic leader. Without a doubt, Victor James fit these criteria. These are the reasons why I'm impressed with and inspired by my friend and Teacher Victor James.

“A Leader and a Friend!!”

Let me tell y’all who Victor James, the man and legend, really is... If you’re a beginner, if you’re a good basic Stepper, or If you been at it for years and you think you’re good, but got some loose ends. Victor is the man for you! Victor has a system. He don’t sway from that system. He will give you the same formula every time and give the same system to everybody!

That system is self-explanatory if you study his website. But nothing better than learning from the real person right? That’s right, and here’s the kicker about Victor. He’s your friend! He won’t over-step you, or demolish your own sense of your own dance when you work.

Victor has no ego, Victor has focus! And he wants you to get a foundation for the dance that YOU can use immediately to get your dance on and then grow. And add your own identity to “your dance!”

Trust, Respect and Loyalty...Sir Victor James!

Geronimo Ramsey, Cincinnati, Ohio

Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
5.0
2018-02-07T23:38:08+00:00

Geronimo Ramsey, Cincinnati, Ohio

Let me tell y’all who Victor James, the man and legend, really is... If you’re a beginner, if you’re a good basic Stepper, or If you been at it for years and you think you’re good, but got some loose ends. Victor is the man for you! Victor has a system. He don’t sway from that system. He will give you the same formula every time and give the same system to everybody! That system is self-explanatory if you study his website. But nothing better than learning from the real person right? That’s right, and here’s the kicker about Victor. He’s your friend! He won’t over-step you, or demolish your own sense of your own dance when you work. Victor has no ego, Victor has focus! And he wants you to get a foundation for the dance that YOU can use immediately to get your dance on and then grow. And add your own identity to “your dance!” Trust, Respect and Loyalty...Sir Victor James!
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