Wilkes students will ‘step out,’ professional choreographer offers lesson

Macey McGuire, Correspondent

The Multicultural Student Coalition will be sponsoring an event called “Art of Stepping,” featuring a special guest who has been seen on MTV’s “True Life: I’m Stepping.”
Jessica Saul, also known as Remo, will be performing step dances and teaching students step dance choreography.
This event will be interactive for the students.
“The night will consist of Remo explaining where stepping came from and about four performances, also allowing the audience a chance to step,” Jaleel Sterling, the Multicultural Student Coalition president, said.
So why bring stepping to Wilkes?
“She is actually a close friend of our advisor, Erica Acosta, and we felt that the message that she delivers through her show is good for diversity here on campus,” Sterling said.
Associate Director of the Diversity Center for Global Education & Diversity Erica Acosta and Saul are sorority sisters.
“She (Saul) started this program the “Art of Stepping,” to educate mainly obese students who do like a health kick step up,” Acosta said. “For example she will go to different colleges in the area and do a performance. And then the audience will be interactive as well.”
Saul’s “Art of Stepping” workshop is scheduled 7 p.m. April 11 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom on the second floor. This event is open to all students on campus courtesy of the MSC.
Sterling said there is a chance that the fraternity brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, who appeared at the talent show last fall, may be making an appearance.
Remo will be bringing her students to perform and show Wilkes’ students what the three-to-five minute dance routines look like.
“I just want everyone to know that this is a big night for us and we are really excited and looking forward to a great turn out,” Sterling said.