Chicago-Style Steppin, Walkin & Line Dancin Instructor
aka DJ LaDee Tease
2003 - 2013

Sarah Teagle, founder and CEO of The Steppers Club and Project STEP LLC, has been an instructor in the art of Chicago-style Steppin’ since 2003. Recently, Sarah co-hosted the Think Pink Steppers Ball (the official Afterparty for the R. Kelly & Tamia Concert (a fundraiser) in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre in the Egyptian Ballroom in partnership with Kiss 104.1fm. She also won Promoter of the Year, Best Trios, Best CDs and was nominated for 7 People's Choice Awards. In 2008, she placed 3rd in the 2008 ChiSteppers' People Choice Awards as the Top Steppin’ Entrepreneur of 2008 and tied for 3rd place as the Top Out-of-Town Female Stepper. She also received an Inside Steppin Magazine Award for her nationwide advancement of promoting the art form of Chicago-style Steppin. She has broaden her steppin skills to include djing.  Aka LaDee Tease, Sarah, is the official DJ for the Atlanta Ball Committee Steppin on 2nd Saturdays. She also DJs at other local and national sets and weekend events.

Affectionately known as “Sensei” and the 'Task Master,' she attributes her steppin’ skills to  Master Stepper LC Henderson, CEO of The Steppers Workshop.  LC   (aka "The Technician')  taught  Sarah  the art form of Chicago-style Steppin through the 8-count ideology he refined. Sarah also believes that attending, observing and participating in Sets, taking private lessons, and workshops with various master and premier steppers has helped her  to develop style and grace that ultimately contributes to her genius and personal flair.

During Sarah’s tenure, she is recognized as one of the top female instructors in the country assisting and coaching several contest-winning students as well as winning two contests herself placing 2nd in The Desert Steppers Competition (April 07) and 1st in a Trios Contest (Class Act Steppers in 2007). As a female instructor, she can take lead in the dance.  This enhances her ability to teach the dance to her male students.  Sarah has taught workshops for Fortune 500 companies BellSouth, Accenture, and Lucent Technology; as well as higher education institutions including Paine College, Georgia State University, and Morehouse College. She was a Guest Steppin Instructor for Michael Baisden in Jamaica, WI, and taught workshops in Akron, Augusta, Boston,
Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Columbus (OH), Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Indiana, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Macon, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota/St. Paul, Nashville, Oakland, Ontario (CA), Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Savannah, Tampa, and Winston-Salem.

In addition to maintaining one of the largest Steppin classes in Atlanta, Sarah co-organizes a monthly 2nd & 5th Saturday Steppers Set and an annual Steppers Ball, Labor Day weekend, in Atlanta.

The Steppers Club has been featured in numerous articles published by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Rolling Out Magazine and Inside Steppin. Sarah has been interviewed on some of Atlanta's top radio stations, V-103, KISS 104.1 and Classic Soul 102.5.  A philanthropist and humanitarian, The Steppers Club has donated a portion of the proceeds from the Steppers Ball to Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, collected donations, given articles of clothing and had benefit sets to assist those in need.

Exposing Steppin To The Media

  1. Placed 3rd In Chisteppers' Top Steppin Entreprenuer of the Year (2008)

  2. Tied for 3rd in Chisteppers' Top Out-Of-Town Female Stepper (2008)

  3. Featured Instructor for The Michael Baisden Show 2007 – Hedonism in Jamaica, WI

  4. Organized the Preliminary Contest for The Michael Baisden Show in 2007

  5. Live performance on cable Channel 24 on Issues N The Hood, Los Angeles, January 2008, 2007 and 2006

  6. Guest Instructor for The Michael Baisden Show’s New Year’s Eve Party, December 2006

  7. Featured in articles printed in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution:

o   February 2006 article entitled Steppin Out Chicago-Style Dance Classes Drawing Admirers

o   December 2005 article entitled: Steppin: Chicago-Style Dance Calls for Fluid Feet

  1. Performed at the 2005 Live Blue Lights In The Basement House Party featuring Evelyn Champagne King hosted by KISS 104.1

  2. Organized a $3000 Steppin Contest at a Mint Condition Concert hosted by Towne Centre KIA – 2005

  3. Member of a panel of judges for a steppers contest at the 2004 Live Blue Lights In The Basement House Party Concert hosted by KISS 104.1

  4. Featured in Rolling Out Magazine article entitled Finding A New Passion-The Steppin Craze 2003


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