We offer lessons 7 days a week. Our students aren't just taught a dance, they are taught how to dance.

About Us


“Social dancing is a long tradition of world culture,” says Mistalocks. “Steppin is based on the social exchange between partners and the community of dancers;it is a fundamental part of our heritage. 

Mistalocks years studing African Martial Arts has given him a relation with the drum that is passionate. It also has brought him to Swing dancing the genre of dance Steppin' derives.

Buford G. Collins Master Instructor of Mistalocks Chicago Style Steppin' has been studying and teaching dance since 2001. His Specialty is Chicago Style Steppin' but he has training and experience in many other forms of social dance. Buford is versed in Detroit Ballroom, Detroit Bop, New York Hustle, Salsa, Tango, Graystone, Walkin' and more... plus general partner dancing techniques.  His vision is to teach the art of Steppin to the masses. He is now on a mission to have his dance studio be Detroit’s best environment for Steppin’ instruction.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Certification 2012

  • Teaches using the Universal Unit System®  taught by Skippy Blair and the Golden State Dance Teachers Association
  • Founder and owner of the Mistalocks Chicago Style Steppin’
  • Demonstrates Steppin’, Ballroom, Bop, & New York Hustle dance systems to groups in the Tri-State area
  • Has taught with along side with many of Detroit’s top Steppin’ Instructors
  • Provides private lessons and private workshops to companies, schools, churches, dance groups and individuals
  • Demonstrated Steppin at “the African American Music Festival 2005”
  • Finalist in the 2005 V-103's Worlds Largest Steppers Contest 
  • AMFF 2006 Annual Steppers Contest Champion, Columbus, Ohio
  • Has taught in Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Flint, Miami, Lakeland & Atlanta
  • Currently Full Time Studio Owner.  
  • Has trained award winning students