Wildwood Gems and Gents
The Wildwood Forest G.E.M.S. and Gents Step Team was established in 2014. This team focuses on empowering students through dance and rhythm in grades 3-5. The goal is for the group to encourage teamwork, demonstrate leadership, and initiate cooperation among themselves and other students through the school. The team is held to high academic and behavioral standards.
Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Though stepping may be performed by an individual, it is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations.
Since 2014 the step team has competed in many step shows around the city and received many trophies, medals, certificates, and awards.