Folkstreams | Steppin‘

Steppin‘ (1992)

This one hour film introduces viewers to the step show, an exciting dance style popular today among black fraternities and sororities. In addition to many rousing, crowd-pleasing performances, the program examines the cultural roots of steppin\' in African dancing, military marching and hip-hop music, and discusses its contemporary social significance on college campuses. Made by Jeral Harkness in 1992 and taped at the University of Indiana.


  • Gold Apple Award, National Educational Film and Video Festival.People's Choice Award, Global Africa International Film and Video Festival


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Jerald B. Harkness, M.J. Bowling, the distributor Cinema Guild Inc., or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Jerald B. Harkness, M.J. Bowling
  • Produced by: Jerald B. Harkness
  • Cinematographer: Otis Jones, Leo Miller, Ken Nelson, J.M. Johnson, III
  • Sound: Chris Carrol
  • Editor: J.M. Johnson, III
  • Other Credits: Narrated by Michael Warren ; Associate producers: Otis Jones and J.M. Johnson, III : Production consultant: Anthony Favors ; Production services by Nelson Production, Second Sight Productions, Inc. ; Post production facility: Second Sight Productions, Inc.
  • Funding: Made possible by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission with the support of Second Sight Productions, Inc. and Wabash Valley Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Original Format: Betacam SP
  • © 1992, Jerald B. Harkness
  • 55mins, Color
  • Categories:
    DanceAfrican American Culture