Summer Camp


Led by the award-winning and multi-talented artists of Step Afrika!, our camp combines core Step Afrika! values of teamwork, commitment, discipline and academic achievement with excellent performance and artistic training. Each camp culminates with a “step show” performance for family, friends and the public.

Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is a week-long summer camp
for students in rising grades 4 to 12.


Camp Week: August 6 – 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave NE

Camp Step Show: August 11, 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW


Non-refundable Registration Fee:
$30 before April 17
$45 before June 9
$60 before June 29

Tuition: $155 (includes daily lunch for participants, a Summer Steps t-shirt, bag, and water bottle).
Full tuition must be paid by June 29, 2018. Needs-based scholarships available.

Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is at capacity! To be added to the waiting list, please email or call (202) 399-7993 ext 103 for more details.


Letter of Recommendation (Required for new participants): All participants who did not participate in 2016 or 2017 Summer Steps with Step Afrika! must submit a letter of recommendation. Letters should be from a teacher or dance instructor. Letters of recommendation must be emailed to by July 27, 2018.

Culminating Event Attire: Camp participants must wear camp t-shirts and hard-soled (not rubber) shoes for the culminating performance. Click here for a photo of a hard-soled shoe. Shoes can be purchased at various in-person and online stores.

Click below for options:
Youth hard-soled shoes
Men’s hard-soled shoes
Women’s hard-soled shoes

All forms must be submitted by July 27, 2018:

Click Here for Terms and Conditions Form

Click Here for Health Form

Refunds (Tuition only)
Tuition is 100% refundable within 7 days of payment. If registration is cancelled (in writing to by May 1, a 50% refund will be issued. After May 1, tuition is non-refundable.



Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is generously sponsored by the
DC Housing and Finance Agency.


Check out a video about Summer Steps!