New Jersey After 3 Students Step It Up!
The exhibition showcased the skills learned and developed from trainingwith #1 Step Choreographer in the nation, Jessica Morales, who was featured onMTV's "True Life: I'm Stepping", as she became #1 Step Choreographer in thenation by winning the National Championship with her team in January 2007.
The NJA3 Stepping Program was instituted in partnership with RemoProduction, as part of New Jersey After 3's broader Kid Fit Initiative --aimed at reducing childhood obesity and increasing children's physicalactivity levels. In addition to learning the art of stepping, it has alsohelped students to facilitate important character building components, such asself-esteem, discipline, conflict resolution and teamwork.
"NJ After 3's stepping program is quickly sweeping across New Jersey asTHE place to be during afterschool hours," stated Mark Valli, President & CEOof NJ After 3. "According to program staff, their NJ After 3 stepping programsare generating a real interest from the community and even contributing to anincrease in their attendance numbers. Stepping is a great fun way for studentsto build character, self-esteem, discipline, and as evident in theirperformances today -- teamwork. What's even more remarkable is that they aregoing home afterschool and sharing their moves to step up family fun time!"
SOURCE New Jersey After 3
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