December 16, 2020

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show premiered on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:30PM/ET on Facebook and YouTube. The premiere was available for extended viewing until December 31, 2020 at 11:59PM/ET. Don’t miss any Step Afrika! events! Join our mailing list here.

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, the Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears. Fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom – Popper the Penguin along with polar bear twins, Pinky and Polo-ensure a fun and exciting experience for the entire family!


WATCH our special edition of our Holiday Stepping Workshop NOW on YouTube

Recognizing the challenges faced by so many families due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Step Afrika! was pleased to offer this year’s holiday show free of charge.  A worldwide audience tuned in as the celebrated performers of Step Afrika! spread holiday cheer to audiences all over the world.

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show was recorded live at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and made possible in part due to Step Afrika!’s Virtual Artist-in-Residence with George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts during the 2020-2021 season.   Step Afrika! will partner in a variety of ways throughout the 2020-2021 academic year with Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center to create opportunities for artistic exchanges in the classroom and for the greater community.



Special thanks to our lead sponsor, The Menkiti Group.

Additional sponsorship support was provided by DC Lottery, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation and The Spera Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Step Afrika! extends deep gratitude to Events DC and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for general operating support.