Give yourself a different kind of dance workout
The highly energetic and percussive form of dance known as stepping has a rich history, but is also a very much living art form. That means, even if you’ve never before practiced stepping, there are so many ways to incorporate it into your workout and achieve your fitness goals.
That’s what we’re here to help you achieve here at Soul Clap Fitness. When you’re seeking a thorough and challenging step dance workout that is also fun and easy to get into, don’t look further than one of our certified classes.
What is ‘step dance’?
Step dance is also sometimes referred to as ‘stepping’ or ‘soulstepping’. It was developed in its modern form by African American fraternities and sororities in the early 20th century, and involves using the body as an instrument, through performance actions like stepping, clapping and the spoken word.
You might have seen stepping yourself in popular films like Drumline, Stomp the Yard or School Daze, or even at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, which featured the skills of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. The documentary film Step – focusing on the senior year of a girls’ high school step team in Baltimore – drew fresh attention to step dance in 2017.
But don’t let the complex poly-rhythms of the most advanced steppers fool you – step dance is also something that anyone can do! And if you don’t believe us, just ask Khalid Freeman, the renowned stepper and body percussionist behind Soul Clap Fitness.
Get fit and have fun with our step dance workout
Whether you’ve attended dance fitness classes before or are completely new to cardio dance, you’re sure to enjoy yourself at a Soul Clap Fitness session – and not just because we’ll definitely get you sweating!
That’s because Khalid has also brought step dance to a new generation, through his use of remixed ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s funk, soul and hip hop hits, as well as his friendly teaching approach that helps every participant to feel included.
In fact, so much of the fun of a step dance workout is about the opportunity it gives you and other students to work together as a team and bond. Step dance also allows you to get creative with ways of making music with your body. Stomping, clapping and simply feeling the movement enables you to shape up and lose weight while taking the ‘work’ out of your workout.
Experience it for yourself at a venue near you – or online
If you’re bored or frustrated trying to get fit the ‘traditional’ way, it’s time to get funky with Soul Clap Fitness! Take the first ‘step’ today of searching for a certified instructor or venue partner near you, or get involved in one of our fresh and raw online workouts.