Chicago, Illinois, December 1, 2014 – Art of Stepping Foundation is excited to announce our continued partnership with After School Matters to offer Art of Stepping copyrighted after-school program three (3) days a week from 4:30pm – 7:00pm at Union League Boys and Girls Club, 2157 West 19th Street(Chicago) starting February 2, 2015.
Art of Stepping Foundation has partnered up with the Art of Stepping organization to license their national program which teaches step through mathematical formulas created by celebrity choreographer Jessica ‘REMO’ Saul, as seen on MTV True Life, MTV Tr3’s, MTV Mi Quince and Good Morning America. Teens who apply and register for the program will learn about the stepping art form, which is a percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps. Through the use of basic codes and mathematical formulas, teens learn the core fundamentals of stepping to create their own original choreography. Upon completion of the program, teens will have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and earn a stipend.
APPLY AND REGISTER NOW: Teens must apply online before January 10th at www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens
“Our program not only teaches the art of stepping via mathematical formulas, but promotes leadership, teamwork, and a healthy lifestyle,” noted Jessica Saul, AOS founder, “Through this program we are confident that the students will experience the art form, gain a renewed appreciation for mathematics, and be inspired by positive role models.”
“After School Matters is excited to partner with the Art of Stepping Foundation this spring to provide such an exciting new program for Chicago teens,” said Michael Crowley, After School Matters Communications Director. Overall, After School Matters will provide more than 300 programs for Chicago teens all across the city this spring. Teens can apply and find additional information at www.afterschoolmatters.org.
Art of Stepping™ provides interactive and exclusive curriculum based programs that teach stepping through mathematical formulas. Its program and The Art of Stepping Foundation were created and founded by celebrity step choreographer, Jessica “REMO” Saul. The Art of Stepping Foundation is the proud recipient of the 2010 President Obama Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition awards. For more information visit: www.ArtOfStepping.org
Founded in 1991 by former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley, who served as Board Chair until her passing in 2011, After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago high school teens high quality, out-of-school time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Over the past two decades, more than 100,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based arts, communications, science, sports and technology programs at Chicago public high schools, community locations across the city and Downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. After School Matters programs are developed and delivered through a network of public and private partnerships, including Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library and a wide range of community organizations.