“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.
Artistic Motions Smooth Chicago Steppin
Karen Taylor, Houston, TX