TODAY | May 14, 2013
>>> nope as the princeton high steppers.
>> that's right. terry tillman is here, the stand art director. good morning to you. tell us about this wonderful art of high stepping.
>> stepping started in south africa from a dance could gum boot dance, comes from coal miner dances from south africa and came here through sororities and fraternities and spread throughout america in competitions, chumps, elementary schools , professional dances, all throughout.
>> it has in a sense a language all of its own.
>> yes. just percuss siv dance we use to provoke emotion and get the crowd going.
>> i understand it's popular on campus at princeton , right?
>> yeah. we've gotten a lot of support from a lot of different groups on campus and a lot of academic groups as well.
>> we were watching you rehearse as well. how often do you get together to rehearse?
>> depends. we get together throughout the year for other performance groups and competitions. sometimes we rehearse and perform about seven times a week, sometimes just three times a week. it really depends what we're doing during the week.
>> can we see it? the princeton high steppers. slow it down now! [ applause [ applause ]
>> thank you, terry tillman and the princeton high steppers, showing us how it's done on the plaza this morning.