Steppers dance at the Richard J. Daley Center.

Steppin’ the stress away

By Adriana Fernandez

Most people head out to eat during their lunch hour to get away from their jobs for a while. Some Chicagoans, however, prefer to blow off some steam and even get some exercise during this time by Steppin’, a dance form that originated in Chicago. Its roots come from the Bop, according to the National Steppers Society.


Photo at top: Chicagoans who like Steppin’ come out to dance at the Richard J. Daley Center. (Adriana Fernandez/MEDILL)