SoulDeevas' Step Team
The SoulDeevas' Step Program includes young ladies between the ages of 12 and 18. The teams are based in New Jersey (location to be determined) and New York City (location to be determined). We are considering a Junior Team for New York City (girls ages 8 to 11) and a co-ed Collegiate Team (ages 19+).
Our next season is from August 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the team's participants use their bodies as instruments to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. The art was made most popular in Black Greek Lettered Organizations, but has also found popularity in elementary and secondary schools across the country.
The SoulDeevas will be registered as a competitive team under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and will be trained to compete on local, regional and national courts. In addition to learning traditional step, they will also learn about the history of stepping, social etiquette and sportsmanship and how pursuit of excellence will help their higher educational pursuits and open up opportunities for long-term careers.
The team requires discipline and a willingness to learn and adapt. It will demand the utmost in respect from the steppers, coaches and staff alike. The young ladies will be asked to do things that their peer organizations might not do (no cursing; strict rules around decorum, attendance and punctuality; fitness routine) and it should be understood that they must confirm to all of our rules in order to participate.
Slots on the team are secured via tryouts and the team is beginner friendly. The roster in each state is generally comprised of twelve girls.
An application must be completed and brought on registration day as well as a non-refundable registration fee of $30 (either a money order payable to SoulPhamm Inc. or via CashApp ($soulphamm), Venmo (@soulphamm) or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) only). Team members will be responsible for the purchase of their official team uniform (generally $100-$150) and should be prepared to be fully dressed by the end of September. Weekly dues are $25 per stepper and the team will participate in fundraisers for the organization's general overhead (which includes space rental, supplies, etc.). A physical (under one year old) is required within the first month of practice.
To join our mailing list and be notified of tryouts/registration for our next season (2021-2022), please complete the form which can be found under "REGISTER NOW" under the "HOME" tab on this website. Thank you for your interest!