Twenty years and over 800 students later, the High Steppers Drill Team Inc., is a non-profit organization which continues to serve as a close order drill, step and dance collective serving the youth of Southern California.
Military Drill techniques, Sorority Step Dance routines, African Boot Dance, Ballroom, Line and Praise Dances are just a few of the classes offered. Educational partnerships and enrichment programs related to physical as well as mental, emotional health are intertwined with drill, step and dance instruction. Classes are open to the public regardless of drill, step, and dance experience, or ability to pay.
Our prior students have consistently graduated from high school at a higher rate than non-participants. College admission numbers are also above the regional average.
The High Steppers Drill Team, Inc., was created to facilitate opportunities through the art of close order drill (Step and dance routines etc...) and movement therapy to combat poverty, keep opportunity youth focused and away from negative facilitators fostering a cultural exposure and potential career development for California's youth.
Our main program is our Drill Team, which utilizes the art of military drill technique, dance and step routines for city and statewide competitions. The High Steppers Drill Team supports youth, ages 5-17, by exposing them to educationally enriched and supportive environments, which enable them to develope positive self-esteem and healthy behaviors to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
The High Stepppers Drill Team provides a multitude of wraparound services, and programs from academic and tutoring services, health education, drug education and violence prevention.
Holistic programming equips our participants with the tools needed to make good decisions, think critically and be supported in all aspects of their lives.
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Founder of Game Face Video SD. A Creative Youth Coach and Entrepreneur. Serves as an official High Steppers Sponsor/Webmaster and Director of our High Steppers Game Face Academy.
Thank you for your generous donation!
Thank you for all of your support to us and the Community!
Thank you for the generous donation of computers. They have been a great addition for our "After-School" Tutoring Program!
Thank you for all of your support!
We love being a part of this Network and Look forward to building our community of CYD Partners!
Thank you for always opening your doors to our cause and for all of the financial contributions given over the years!
Director of Youth Dance. Vivian is a "Force Multiplier" for our organization! "Royal Push" represents the dance division of the High Steppers! This energetic and passionate approach is why we have her on the team! She brings over 10 yrs of experience in Creative Youth Development.
Program Facilitator for the High Steppers Game Face Academy. She is a dedicated mother of 6 and her passion working with the youth is contagious! Her love for serving others and giving back to the community is a big reason why she is part of our team. Her faith and Christian values reflects the love she shares with the students and staff.
Essie Horne is a native of Southeast San Diego, Ca. Founder of T.W.E.E.N.-S.W.A.G. Foundation. A Public servant for the City of San Diego. Committed to serving the Youth and Young Adults in our Community/Neighborhoods and beyond.
Christina is our "Extremely Talented"
Director of Grants Management and Infrastructure
We Love and appreciate all you do for us Christina!
Creative Dance Instructor and Program Facilitator. Soncee has spent most of her life as a High Stepper! Now, as an adult and mother, she gives back to young girls who were just like her who want to express themselves through song and dance.
Raylon is our Step Master who is very key in keeping our youth inspired to be something great! He is a recent Lincoln High School "Early Graduate!" He was also part of the 2022 C.I.F. State Championship Team!
Jaden is a Program Facilitator for the High Steppers Game Face Academy. He is dedicated to training videography and mentoring youth in our community. Jaden brings over 7 years of experience in Creative Youth Development. He is also, Assistant Dir. at Game Face Video SD.