- There isn't a specific origin date, but the start of stepping dates back to Africa. - The African gumboot dance performed by dancers in boots is said to be one of stepping's biggest influence. Its modern day roots began in the early 1900s when organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council held “Greek Sings.”
Stepping or step-dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument.
Stepping: to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps.