Two Steppin' - The Final

2003 a documentary and a dance contest promotion

Photos / Copyright 2003 Mike Strong - all rights reserved - -

"All About Two-Steppin'' is a planned 90-minute documentary on this Kansas City Style of dancing produced by Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon. As part of the documentary the filmmakers, along with Anita Dixon and De Barker produced a series of dance lessons/contests leading up to a final contest for a total of $10,000 in cash and prizes.

On December 18, 2003 the final dance contest was held. There may be more, next year. Here are some of the pictures.

Winners: Dec 18, 2003

1st - $5,000

2cd - $3,000

3rd - $2,000

The Judges:
Ronnie McFadden
Ingrid Hadley
Diane Whittaker
Sherry Ford
Rick Ranie
Clay Johnson

The Contestants:
Rhonya Maltbia and Louis Drake
Lynda Hyrne and Gregory Nunsley "Stamps"
Dempsey Oates and Keisha Baker
Luther Walker and Rita Owens
Telissa Moore and Cliff Carr
Dana Mann "Lil Fire" and Demetrius "Meechie" Milligan
Spanky Heilderberg and BeBe Heilderberg
Jackie Brown and Larry Johnson
Chris Wallace and Dorothy Wallace
Benny Cook and Jaqueline Williams
Nate Mack and LeAndrea Allen
Ulyssess Smith and Monique Jones
Artee Ervin "M.r. Tee" and Cynthia Turner "Kansas City Kitty"
Marry Malone and Derry Malone
John White and Dondrea Fisher
Elroy Williams and Debra King Rhone
Barbara Jones and Mike Johnson
Evern Thower Jr. "ET" and Linda Foster Turner
Duck and Shari Garrett
Johnny Hurd and Dora M. Hurd
Carlos Smith and Lisa Mott
Marvin While and Dianne Fletcher
Carolyn Dawkins and Kevin Cannon
Ryckey Harper and Marsha West
Paul Williams and Tina Porter


The web address for the contest: http://www.manual74.htm.
For contest information see


The documentary makers, Stimson McClendon and Rodney Thompson, shooting digital video, are also marketing film credit to local businesses participating in the event.

During this time dancers got to show their stuff in practice clubs while qualifying for entrance into semi-finals and finals. Requirements were that each contestant was over 21 and must be an amateur dancer. Those making it into the finals paid an entrance fee of $50 per couple.

From the flyer by Reel Images Film & Video Inc. : "The documentary will delve into the art of the Kansas City style and the subculture that surrounds it; all the while examining the attitudes, personal flair, music of the eras and the personal lives of a few chosen ''steppers.'' "



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Related Links to other Two Steppin Pages and Sites

Finals 2012 at Club Skyline

In The District - (KCP&L) at Maker's Mark (first-night attempt)
Steppin' on the Vine (9 August 2008)

Main Contests: 2005

Two Steppin - Finals 17 December 2005 at Park Place Hotel
Prelim #2 19 November 2005 at the Jazz Museum
Prelim #1 22 October 2005 at the Jazz Museum
Steppin' on the Vine (13 August 2005)

Two Steppin Fundraiser Fundraiser at Paseo - 19 October 2004
The Two Steppin Page run by De:
Rodney and Stinson's Reel Images
De's Kansas City Two Step page
De Barkers Facebook for 2-Steppin':

Two Steppin 2003:

$10,000 Finals Contest: 18 Dec 2003
Mac's South: June 19, July 17 (2003)
Pete's Place June 25 (2003)
Pearls July 8 (2003)

View Two-Steppin' Pictures as a Slide Show