STEP AFRIKA!’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Step Afrika! commemorates Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) and the true end of slavery with a new virtual program, “Step Afrika! Juneteenth Celebration” on Friday, June 19th at 8pm/et. This event will be streamed on facebook and youtube. 

Filmed entirely in Washington, DC and directed by Step Afrika!’s artists, performances have been staged at landmarks across our Nation’s Capital including the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. 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.

Continuing our ongoing exploration of important moments in American history through critically-acclaimed performances such as The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence and Drumfolk, Step Afrika! looks forward to bringing our diverse community of supporters together in honor of freedom, justice, and equality for all.

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LEADING SUPPORT OF STEP AFRIKA!’S JUNETEENTH VIRTUAL CELEBRATION IS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

The Howell Foundation
Wells Fargo

THANKS TO OUR JUNETEENTH CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS

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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.

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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!