Step into Black History Month: African-American dance show Feb. 11 at UT

February 6, 2019 | Events, UToday
By Bailey Sparks

Step Afrika! will perform Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

The dance company dedicated to the African-American tradition of stepping tours around the globe. Members have been taking the stage for 25 years and have multiple White House performances under their belts.

“Attendees should expect an exciting performance,” David Young, UT director of Toledo Excel and special projects, said. “The experience is not only entertaining, but educational and interactive. Performers will pull audience members from the crowd to teach them steps and educate the audience on the history and culture of stepping.”

Stepping began as an African dance and has evolved into an African-American art form. It is primarily practiced by African-American sororities and fraternities.

The free, public event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and is part of the University’s celebration of Black History Month.

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