Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.
We believe that the values of teamwork, discipline and commitment are essential to success in stepping and throughout life. We structure our performances and educational programs to connect intimately with our audience and create a positive influence on students’ lives.
Over the past 20 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US based upon Dance USA’s survey of African American dance companies by budget size. Step Afrika! began as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has expanded to become a national and international touring company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide.
Step Afrika! gets people moving – towards college, towards a greater appreciation for the arts and towards a better understanding of each other.
C. Brian Williams
Founder and Executive Director