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Lincoln University Steppin in the Cafe – A Fraternity Step Show Tradition

July 14, 2008

Lincoln University has a main area called the cafe. And the stepping tradition has always been that the fraternities will stroll into the cafe. The crowd of students gather and circle around the fraternity steppers and watch the free show. The crowd will scream, the girls will squeal and the fellas will bark. The performances are intimate and full of energy.
Check out a few of the videos of the Lincoln University Cafe.

Beta Chapter Que’s Part One Steppin in the Lincoln University Cafe

Beta Chapter Que’s Part Three Steppin the Lincoln University Cafe

Alpha Phi Alpha Steppin in the Lincoln University Cafe, Jefferson City, Missouri

Sex Machine Slide by THE K C COOLERS – Very Popular Video

July 13, 2008

The K.C. Coolers created the Sex Machine Slide and now the dance is making its way to the two step and line dance venues of the east coast. It is a nice, smooth fun dance that is easy to learn. Watch the video now.

The KC Coolers with Young Blade on Video

July 13, 2008

Check out this video featuring the K C Coolers and Young Blade that was recently posted on MySpace.

Young Blade and the KC COOLERS

Kansas City Coolers Keep Line Dancing Alive

July 12, 2008

Kansas City Line Dance and Two Step

K C Coolers Logo - Kansas City Line Dancing TroupeBlack Kansas City Line Dance and Two StepThe K. C. Coolers were founded by Ms. De Barker a local producer/promoter/certified aerobics instructor and choreographer, along with Rowz Cochran AKA “The Cool” a music producer and D. J. They worked at a club called Old School at 89th Troost in KCMO in 2001 and started a Line Dance night. That night soon became very popular so Ms. Barker developed a graduation program to show appreciation for the support students gave her classes.

The Cool gave these graduates an identity by adding an “ER” to his name creating the K. C. Coolers.

Today there are over 500 graduates. In August 2005 the Coolers won the Show Me State Line Dance Championship in a competition with Line Dancers from St. Louis. The K. C. Coolers incorporated as a non-profit organization in Missouri on November 1st 2005.  Ms. Barker along with her choreographer Kim Watson has patents pending for over 45 “Cooler” Line Dances. They continue to create new and exciting dances.

Other Coolers as Andre Medina “Dre 2000”, Vernon McNeil, Serita Gardner, Janeka Sullivan, Denisha Jones and “T Nasty” & Chrissy have also created very popular Line Dances.

Renita Shelton, a very talented Choreographer who used to be with the Cooler organization has branched off heading her own Line Dance Group.

Check out the KC Coolers for Line Dance and Two Step Fun!  They are the best!

KC Coolers Inc.

3200 Wayne

Kansas City, Missouri 64109

housed in the Mohart Building

(formerly the Linwood Multi-purpose Center)

816.446.0169

Josephine Baker on YouTube

February 10, 2008

Josephine Baker Quotes

February 10, 2008

  • We must change the system of education and instruction. Unfortunately, history has shown us that brotherhood must be learned, when it should be natural.
  • I did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity.
  • I’m not intimidated by anyone. Everyone is made with two arms, two legs, a stomach and a head. Just think about that.
  • We’ve got to show that blacks and whites are treated equally in the army. Otherwise, what’s the point of waging war on Hitler?
  • The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
  • One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.
  • I think they must mix blood, otherwise the human race is bound to degenerate. Mixing blood is marvelous. It makes strong and intelligent men. It takes away tired spirits.
  • Until the March on Washington, I always had this little feeling in my stomach. I was always afraid. I couldn’t meet white American people. I didn’t want to be around them. But now that little gnawing feeling is gone. For the first time in my life I feel free. I know that everything is right now.
  • I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
  • A violinist had a violin, a painer his palette. All I had was myself. I was the instrument that I must care for.
  • The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
  • … I improvised, crazed by the music… Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.
  • Beautiful? It’s all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest… beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
  • Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.”
  • “I was learning the importance of names — having them, making them — but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace.”
  • “I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.”
  • “It [the Eiffel Tower] looked very different from the Statue of Liberty, but what did that matter? What was the good of having the statue without the liberty?”
  • “I wasn’t really naked.  I simply didn’t have any clothes on.”
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