Soul Steps Workshop


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Soul Steps Workshop
Saturday, March 11 at 10 am -12 pm
with Maxine Lyle, founder of Soul Steps
This workshop introduces participants to the basics of the African American tradition known as “stepping” and includes the key historical points in steps’ development.
This is a FREE program at Simon’s Rock. Registration required.
Beckerman Dance Studio, inside the Daniel Arts Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
About Soul Steps
Soul Steps speaks the language of rhythm. Founded in 2005 by dancer/choreographer, Maxine Lyle, and based in NYC, Soul Steps celebrates the rich, African American tradition known as “stepping.” From local performances to partnerships with U.S. Embassies throughout the world, Soul Steps embraces every opportunity to expose diverse communities to the magnetism and dynamic power of step. Credits include NJPAC prelude to Alvin Ailey, May 2016; Embodying the Dream Festival, NJPAC January 2016 and 2017; Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series 2016; a feature in the Diesel Jeans promotional video, “The A-Z of Dance;” the historical Rick Owens runway show during Paris Fashion Week 2013; 2012 Abok I Ngoma International Dance Festival (U.S. Embassy partnership, Cameroon); Joyce SoHo, Every Little Step, a collaborative piece performed with Dance Theatre of Ireland (New York); Stepping in Remembrance, (U.S. Embassy commissioned September 11th commemorative piece, Dublin); Skena Up International Film and Theater Festival (U.S. Embassy partnership, Kosovo); New York Musical Theatre Festival (2011 and 2007), and a nationally aired MTVU promotional video. Soul Steps is a three-time recipient of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Cultural Artist of the Year award and was described in the New York Times as giving a performance that “is electric and joyous.” For more information visit
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