African dance group performing show on campus

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The dance group, Step Afrika, will perform stepping as well as other types of African dance at Kentucky State University's Bradford Hall at 7:30 tonight. The event is free and open to the public.

According to the group's Web site (www.stepafrika.com/ 01_the_company.htm), "the company highlights the African-American fraternity and sorority art form of stepping and its links to dance traditions around the world."

Step Afrika was founded in December of 1996 and is a nonprofit organization. The group educates people on the history, development and performance of stepping by holding step "residencies and clinics for the Kennedy Center and in schools and community-based organizations across the U.S., and other year-round classes on the traditions of stepping," according to a press release.

The performance is being sponsored by KSU's Student Life Center for Holistic Development and Programming and the Panhellenic Council.

Director of Student Life Leslie Thomas said KSU has been on the search for a good African dance group for some time.

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