STEP AFRIKA!’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Step Afrika! returned to the virtual theater to commemorate Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) as 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. Premiering three unique works, Trane, Little Rock Nine and The Movement; Step Afrika!’s virtual celebration honors and embodies the determination, resilience, and reclamation of freedom with newly filmed choreographic masterpieces inspired by the African American experience.

Step Afrika!’s Juneteenth Virtual Celebration premiered on Saturday June 19, 2021 at 8PM ET and was available for extended viewing until Sunday July 4, 2021 at 11:59PM ET.

Lead sponsorship support for Juneteenth is generously provided by AbbVie and Bank of America. Additional sponsors support provided by AARP, Capital One, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Pepco an Exelon Company, Spera Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Verizon and Washington Gas. Step Afrika! extends deep gratitude to Events DC and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for operating support as Washington, DC’s largest African American arts organization.

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Charmaine Woolard
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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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.

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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!