Stepping Classes

Learn the "Original" Chicago Style of Stepping in an open, friendly atmosphere. Classes taught by Cynthia Shanks, Chicago’s Own Original “Master Stepper” of Budweiser's/V-103 World's Largest Steppers Contest, Stanford Bailey, Chicago’s “Maven Instructor” and the Chicago “Style” Steppers LLP Instructional Team.

South Side Y.M.C.A
Studio B
6330 S. Stony  Island Ave.
Chicago, IL   60637

Call us at Y.M.C.A. (773) 600-3698

Mondays and Wednesdays
Time:  7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost: $20 per class or $95 for 6 classes in advance.

South Side YMCA members $15 per class.


For Organized Groups, Wedding Parties and Special Events

Workshops taught by the Chicago “Style” Stepper LLP instructional team and Chicago’s Own Original Master Stepper Ms. Cynthia Shanks.

The Plan: 40, 4, 40 + 50 Explanation:

$40.00 per person for 4 hours, a minimum of 40 people and a 50/50 split with the host for all attendee's over 40 people when 60 or more attend (when host provides venue), with a maximum number of 100 people per workshop.

Workshop includes:
  • History, Evolution and Etiquette,
  • Basic Steps & Turns,
  • Starting the Dance, and other necessary How’s, When’s and Why’s to Stepping. 

Leather Sole Shoes  Recommended


A non-refundable deposit totaling 50% of the required minimum of 40 people and all agreed expenses, are due at time of booking.  Workshop, balance due at start of workshop. For more information contact us at

Private classes are available. Contact us for a quote.


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