STEP AFRIKA!’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Step Afrika!’s virtual celebration of Juneteenth honors and embodies the true spirit of this historic moment with newly filmed choreographic masterpieces inspired by the African American experience. Juneteenth commemorates a pivotal moment in American history, June 19, 1865, the day that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people were freed, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Filmed entirely in Washington, DC and directed by Step Afrika!’s artists, performances have been staged at landmarks across our Nation’s Capital. Each performance honors the rhythm, spirituality and resistance of the African American community through dance and song. As one of the most celebrated African American dance companies in the world, Step Afrika! engages the Juneteenth holiday as an opportunity to fortify our relationships in the communities we serve and to highlight our mission to preserve and promote the tradition of stepping.
Watch an excerpt from last year’s Juneteenth celebration.
VIP GALA 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Join Gala Chair, John A. Allen, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo
and key Step Afrika! supporters for the District’s most energetic Gala!
Step Afrika! harnesses the tradition of stepping as a tool for cultural awareness, youth engagement, and audience-centric entertainment in the United States and abroad. Your attendance at our annual gala will help bolster our award-winning arts education programming in the District—ensuring that we maintain a healthy and inspiring presence in local schools where the need is greatest.
STEP AFRIKA!’S VIP GALA 2020 IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
STEP AFRIKA!’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY PARTY
The 25th Birthday Party unites our artists, friends and key supporters for a fabulous after-work gathering with multiple open bars, festive appetizer stations, and the opportunity to dance with Step Afrika!’s 14 full-time artists. Guests not only support Step Afrika! but kick off the holiday season with a fun night of philanthropy, networking, and, of course, partying!