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Reginald D. Sullivan

Founder & President

Reginald Dean Sullivan was raised in Phenix City, Alabama, where he learned dancing by performing at family functions. Reginald, a very talented instructor, has been dancing practically all his life. Reginald is a very gifted and talented Master of Ceremony (MC) and is known for his unique,  yet simple way of engaging an audience. He is a proud father of three and a lifelong member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Reginald is a dedicated member of Cornerstone of Faith Christian Church of Atlanta. His favorite saying is “God Bless America.”

In 2007, Reginald began instructing and teaching dance on a more formal basis. His love and passion for dancing inspired him to form his own dance group, the “South Side Steppers.” The South Side Steppers were awarded the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 ATL Club Awards’ “Hottest Dance Group” in Atlanta.

In 2008, Reginald D. Sullivan founded the South Side Steppers in Atlanta, Ga. The group has evolved and is functioning well with the motto being “Dancing Is What We Do”. There are over 75 members in this organization and they have performed throughout the southeast and locally. They are also responsible for creating more than 10 original soul line dances to date.

His vision is to put Atlanta and the South on the map when it comes to soul line dancing. He is a Choreographer, Instructor, and Founder. He is a student first and loves to learn new styles and ways of dancing.

Lisa L. Howard

Financial Secretary

I am Lisa LaDoris Howard. I am 61 years old and grew up in Los Angeles, CA
where I was born. My entire education began there, ending at Mount St
Mary’s University where I got my degree in Physical Therapy. I have been a
Physical Therapy Assistant for 41 years. Health and wellness is my expertise.
Between California and Georgia, I’ve worked in numerous clinical settings. I
plan to retire with Pruitt Health here in Georgia in a few short years. I have a
great love for the creative arts. I am a non-professional canvas painter in my
“me” time and I instruct Soul Linedancing in my socially healing time.


I have taken numerous classes in modern jazz dancing and I was a precision Drill Dancer in Nicheren Shoshu Buddhism. I started line dancing in 2011 and later joined South Side Steppers on July 12, 2012. I expressed an interest and
began learning Linedance much quicker. Once I got the gist of it, I was given
the opportunity to lead classes in 2013 on Tuesday’s at the Riverdale Town
Center, and on Wednesdays in the Decatur /Stone Mountain areas. I now
sub-instruct on Tuesdays at The Wellness Spot in downtown College Park.


I am also the Co-Lead Instructor at our weekly classes at Grown Folks on
Thursdays. I currently have two dances that I’ve created and taught. I plan to
do a few more soon. I am thankful for my friend and mentor Reginald Sullivan
for training and continually guiding me through this Linedance adventure.
Between the local classes and traveling, my life is full. I will continue to dance
until the wheels fall off.

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