Provide entertainment. Promote Stepping as a ballroom dancing art form. Create a social atmosphere that will elevate and build self-esteem through art and dance. Provide social outlets and awareness in the African American community. Provide job opportunities in communities that host our steppers events.
The Majestic Gents steppers organization was founded by James (Pete) Frazier in 1996. The organization was formed to provide entertainment in the African American community that was positive, progressive and to promote black awareness. The Majestic Gents currently hosts and sponsors steppers events five to seven times per year. The Majestic Gents currently consists of eight men and two women. This 10 member entourage span a variety of professions including construction worker, hair designer, computer consultant, accountant, fireman, policeman, carpenter, designer/tailor, etc. For 8 years, the Majestic Gents and Sweethearts have been the honored guests for V103's Expo For Today's Black Woman. The group also boasts contest winners from V103's World's Largest Steppers Contest. Various members have been featured on Channel 7's Steppin On Club 7, Dance Club of 7, City of Chicago Venues, Channel 9 Special on stepping and a host of other special events. Recently the group has been asked to host "Culture Night" for the MS USA Pageant 2001 in Gary, Indiana. In 1999, Pete Frazier released in the Majestic Slide CD. The Majestic Slide is one of "the newest line dances that's rocking the west and south side nightspots", according to a Chicago Defender columnist, Mary A. Mitchell. The Chicago Defender has written numerous articles about the Majestic Gents and their activities and events. Currently the Majestic Gents clientele listing consists of more than 3000 patrons.
1. Goals are dreams with dead lines. 2. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
3. There's only one way to fail, and that's to quit.
4. Invest in yourself. It will pay you for the rest of your life.
5. Let me win: But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
6. If you don't fall now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
7. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
8. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
9. The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary.
10. A true leader walks his talk.
11. Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.
12. The most important thing about a goal is having one.