The Big Step Off
Two Steppin Finals - 17 Dec 2005

17 December 2005
Park Place Hotel

Photos, Copyright 2005 Mike Strong

See this contest on KCWE-TV29 - February 12, 2006, 8pm
(cable channel 7, Time Warner)

The finals were being taped for Channel 29 to show in February.
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(Feb 10th note: Channel 29's website schedule only shows "To Be Announced" but a phone call confirmed the scheduled date and time.)

Outside the temperature was bitterly cold with a fresh light snow falling. Inside it was warm with hundreds of people attending the BIG STEP-OFF finals for 2005.

Eight finalist couples competed. Four received prizes totalling $10,000.
First place: $4,000 - Ron Thomas & Khadijah Robinson
Second place: $3,000 - Nathan Mack Sr. & LeAndrea Allen
Third place: $2,000 - Leo Franklin Sr. & Deborah A. Gadson
Fourth place: $1,000 - Kimberly Watson & Carmen McGee

First Place Winners - $4,000
Khadijah Robinson & Ron Thomas


Hosts - Linda Turner and Tony G (Jamz 103)

Proof we are being taped for television - Touching up makeup between shots

2cd Place - $3,000 - Nathan Mack Sr. & LeAndrea Allen

3rd Place - $3,000 - Leo Franklin Sr. & Deborah A. Gadson

4th Place - $1,000 - Kimberly Watson & Carmen McGee

The Finalists


Darrell "Shorty" Johnson & Rita Owens

"2-Steppin" Al Baker & Keisha Baker

Stine Carter & "Reno" Williams

Stephanie Partner & Don Johnson

A little line dancing while waiting for the judges' decision

Two DJ's - DJ "The Cool" and DJ Alvin "Slow Jammin" Stone

twoStpF_0127.jpg - dance judges

twoStpF_0135.jpg - dance judges and host


Unless otherwise noted photos and copyright 2017 Mike Strong KCDance.Com and Mike Strong Photo Gallery and CV Site - Email This Page

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: http://www.manual74.com
Rodney and Stinson's Reel Images
De's Kansas City Two Step page
De Barkers Facebook for 2-Steppin': http://www.facebook.com/de.barker.7

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)

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