As the first professional company devoted to stepping, Washington, DC’s world–renowned Step Afrika! brings high-energy performance to the stage: a feast for both the eyes and ears. Discover the world of stepping with Step Afrika! — One of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States.
Like a tap dance without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants. The art form ties to not only the African American community but also to historically black fraternities and sororities on U.S. college campuses, making it a powerful tool for arts education. The company’s focus on teamwork, discipline, and commitment inspire and empower patrons of all ages.
Audiences are introduced to South African Gumboot dancing, traditional Zulu dance, and African American artists such as John Coltrane and Jacob Lawrence.