The Twin Cities Steppers Association (TCSA) was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur, Kevin Johnson. Kevin has been “Steppin and Boppin” since the early eighties. He began introducing the art of “Steppin” to Twin Cities residents by offering weekly dance sessions and by selling DVD’s. After receiving accolades from participants Kevin began to see "Steppin" as an opportunity to create a social network for adults of all backgrounds interested in mature entertainment and enjoyment.
In 2006, TCSA brought in top national dance instructors to formally introduce the Twin Cities to the Chicago Style Eight-count step. Because of his efforts and dedication to the art, TCSA has been recognized nationally for his expertise by Inside Steppin’ Magazine. He has also been given the opportunity to expose the sophisticated styling of "Chicago Steppin" to communities nationwide through live interviews on the Michael Baisden Show. Kevin is also recognized nationally as a professional instructor and has been asked to be a judge for "Milwaukee’s Largest" as well as other Steppin’ contests throughout the Midwest. In 2008, the National Promoters Gala and Entertainment Expo recognized TCSA as the promoter of the year for Steppers Sets and other special events.
TCSA has also served as one of the hosts of Minneapolis’ Club Royale and The Summer Spectacular of 2004 which was featured in the Minneapolis City Pages Newspaper. Club Royale was the start of a series of highly regarded annual and biennial special events hosted by TCSA. Most notable are the Upper Midwest Steppers Ball, the Chocolate and Vanilla Affair, Celebrate the Sistas and the July “Just Because” Party. By promoting parties, steppers sets, and workshops Kevin has brought both local and national attention to Chicago Style Steppin’ in the Twin Cities.