Attention!!! Step Afrika is coming to the stage with their lively and precision routines they captivated and entertained C.A.B. and I. Step Afrika is a mix of African American fraternity and sorority stepping with African dance, storytelling, and much more. C.A.B had been to see Step Afrika with his school at the Hill Center and has been talking about it ever since and that was over a year ago; so I had to see it for myself. C.AB. and I went to see two of their free summer shows; that they are performing throughout the city. We went to the shows at the Starburst Plaza and Yards Park. The show at Yards Park was a perfect setting with the water behind the stage and the breeze blowing; even though it was cloudy the rains held off long enough for us to enjoy the performance and C.A.B. to go up and do the routine he had been practicing since we saw them the previous week at Starburst Plaza. The show started off with crowd participation call and response to get the crowd amped up for the show. They even have a young DJ, by the name of Beauty and the Beatz who kept us dancing in between sets. Step Afrika brings members of the crowd up to teach them a step routine. C.A.B. jumped up and raised his hand to be picked to go up on stage . He was ready to go with his moves that they taught Attention, Brothers and Sisters, and Slice Slice; when you put all of those together you have a routine.
Below is list of upcoming free performances in the city:
Wednesday, September 9 at 6pm at Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street NE)
Sunday, September 13 – Online reservations for the performance at 6pm at Joy of Motion, Friendship Heights (5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW) are sold out! Walk up tickets may be available. Please also consider joining us at one of the other great Step Xplosion locations.
Wednesday, September 16 at 6pm at Columbia Heights Recreation Center (1480 Girard Street NW)
Please reserve tickets here; I guarantee you will not be disappointed.