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Step Afrika, the renowned dance company known for its electrifying performances blending stepping, dance, and rhythm, will be gracing our campus with their presence! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 7-8:30pm at the Alice Austin Theatre as we prepare for an unforgettable night of energy and entertainment.

Get ready to be captivated by the powerful and dynamic artistry of Step Afrika. This is an opportunity to witness a unique fusion of tradition and innovation through the art of stepping. Don’t miss out on this incredible cultural experience! Invite your friends, faculty, and fellow students for an evening of rhythmic celebration. Admission is free, and all are welcome to join in the excitement.

Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries across the globe and ranking as one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US.

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. 

Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding. The Company reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters and performs globally as Washington, DC’s one and only Cultural Ambassador.

Step Afrika! has earned Mayor’s Arts Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, Innovation in the Arts, Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, and was inducted into the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Hall of Fame, the first Dance Company to earn this honor. Step Afrika! headlined President Barack Obama’s Black History Month Reception and performed at the first-ever Juneteenth Celebration at the White House. The company is featured prominently at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture with the world’s first interactive stepping exhibit.

Let’s come together as a community and make this event a memorable highlight of the semester. We look forward to seeing you there!

Supported by Mandatory Student Activity Fees, this event is cohosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

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