Demond Carter

Demond Carter is the Executive Director of Purple Steppers of Charlotte and is a Master instructor of Detroit Club Style Ballroom and Chicago Style Stepping.  Over the past 10 years, Demond has focused on developing an international standardized curriculum for both styles of Urban Social Dance, while expanding the Urban Social Dance culture throughout the nation. 


Demond has hosted workshops and classes for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Presbyterian Hospital, The North Carolina Museum of History, Charlotte City Council, University Park Baptist Church, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Bank of America Gateway Festival, CIAA, Johnson C. Smith University, and Wachovia Bank, just to name a few.  Demond Carter was also featured in a thirty minute segment with the PBS show "North Carolina Weekend."  Demond has held workshops for the Virginia Beach Steppers in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Detroit 2 Cleveland Connection in Cleveland, Ohio; Dance Connection in Pensacola, Florida, Chi-Steppers in Chicago, Illinois and Authentic Stepper in Manhattan, NY.  Also,Demond Carter was recognized by the Charlotte City Council for his dedication to the dance culture and the community by naming July 16th “Demond Carter Day” and July 17th “Purple  Charlotte Steppers Day.”


Demond’s standardized curriculum is the foundation for instruction throughout the country.  Demond is a regular guest at events throughout the nation on radio programs, TV shows and internet broadcasts.


Currently, Demond lives in Charlotte, NC with his two daughters.  When not working, Demond enjoys travel, playing music, and cooking for family and friends.