Shades of Blue Elite Experience 

Shades of Blue is the Elite Steppin event you won't want to miss. Enjoy the soulful rhythms, smooth moves and elegant atmosphere put on by some of the most experienced steppin dancers and instructors in the world.

This exclusive all-inclusive gathering will feature 2 day parties, 6 workshops, and a worship service, sure to keep you active and entertained through the weekend.

Formerly Steppin' in Shades of Blue, the event showcases "Steppin" which is a form of dance where the participants' lock hands and gyrate their hips and toes smoothly in unison, gliding through dance moves. Check out the photo gallery below to see what to expect at this year's event. 

This four-day, community fund-raising event supports various charities and attracts participants from as far away as New York, Mississippi and Arizona with dancing and fine dining.

This event is open to the public. You may purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

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Event Information

Reasons to Attend 


If you've never experienced Steppin' before don't be intimidated, the event includes free workshops with the cost of admission to teach you how to step.

The all-inclusive event also will feature workshops from 10 different walking & stepping instructors.

Main Event

If you can only make it to one portion of the three-day event, make sure you don't miss the Main Event.

Held from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, this formal event requires participants to wear a blue assemble with a twist of spring color accents.

A three-course dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and then participants will dance the night away to the live music listed above all while raising money for charitable causes.