Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation.
Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. In DC and around the world, the Company holds workshops, residency programs and a variety of arts education activities for K-12 and college students.
Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans through their annual 50-city tour of colleges and theatres, and also performs globally as a cultural ambassador, representing US culture abroad.
Over the past 20 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US and Washington DC’s largest African American arts organization.
Step Afrika! gets people moving – towards college, towards a greater appreciation for the arts and towards a better understanding of each other.