STEPPIN IN THE BEAN FOUNDATION INC. A non profit corporation affilliated with the Neighborhood Development Corporation Grove Hall
Historically providing the best quality True Chicago Steppin instruction In The Bean (Boston) since 2007
"IF IT'S NOT TRUE CHI-STEPPIN, IT'S NOT STEPPIN IN THE BEAN"
Boston’s Finest Steppers, A.W. Taqwa, “Step Bro. Taqwa,” Is one of Boston’s most
sought after instructors. Step Bro. Taqwa has been steppin since 2006 and with
his natural talent and masterful skills, he has evolved to instructor after just one year, and has groomed from
his tutelage, other instructors branded by his smooth and colorful style. Step Bro. Taqwa is known for his ability to teach dance
and lead all parts of True Chicago Style Stepping, as well as his patience and passion as a truly nurturing
instructor. Taqwa has been groomed in part by such iconic Master Steppers as Mr. L.C. Henderson who is the architect of the eight count method of teaching and Mr. Andre Blackwell who is the choreographer of the Step In the Name Of Love, and Happy People videos for the famed R. Kelly, just to name a couple.
DOES HE DO?
His love for
the dance and his vision to see everyone embrace the culture and the dance of True Chicago
Style Steppin inspired Step Bro. Taqwa
to develop a progressive program of True Chicago Style Steppin to individuals of all skill levels.Providing solid fundamentals of True Chicago Steppin, Taqwa offers private and group workshops for
a range of community businesses including but not limited to corporations,
colleges and schools, both private and public.His classes are primarily held in the greater Boston
area.Taqwa also offers the
entertainment of his elite students; "The True Chi-Stepper Demo Dance Troop," for special occasions such as weddings, family reunions and full
blown stage shows.
In 2007 Taqwa’s first instructor made a statement before leaving Boston, that Steppin would not survive in Boston. Taqwa responded, “if I have anything to say about it, there will be Steppin In The Bean.” Taqwa, out of this passion, founded Steppin In The Bean Foundation Inc., to proliferate Chicago Steppin through exhibits, performances, lectures, seminars, workshops, publications, community development, youth empowerment, and any other appropriate means of educating and raising awareness to true Chicago Steppin in Greater Boston. He is passionate about teaching, exemplifying patience to train any race, gender, age, even people who learn differently, such as individuals suffering from dyslexia.