Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show returns to Arena Stage December 8 – 17, 2023!

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

 Click on your desired date below to purchase tickets through Arena Stage:

December 8, 2023 8:00 PM
December 9, 2023 2:00 PM
December 9, 2023 8:00 PM
December 10, 2023 2:00 PM
December 10, 2023 7:00 PM
December 12, 2023 7:30 PM
December 13, 2023 12:00 PM
December 14, 2023 12:00 PM
December 15, 2023 8:00 PM
December 16, 2023 2:00 PM
December 16, 2023 8:00 PM
December 17, 2023 4:00 PM

It’s always wonderful to see so many families and friends kick off their holiday season with Step Afrika!  We truly hope you’ll stay connected with us year-round as we mean it when we say: Step Afrika! has the best audiences in the world.

Watch our special edition of our Holiday Stepping Workshop on YouTube.

Thank you for attending Strathmore & Step Afrika!’s Step Xplosion, June 19, 2023

Step Xplosion is a celebration of the art form of stepping presented by Step Afrika! and Strathmore. The 2023 production was proud to host

the Virginia State University NPHC Allstars, Brooklyn Divas, Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad, Blue MaDness and Fatal Attraction Step Squad

Honoring its rich roots in the African American fraternity and sorority experience, this show emphasizes the presence of stepping in the daily and future lives of students.

This year’s collaborative production featured the local premiere of The Movement, a new work choreographed by longstanding Step Afrika! performer Conrad Kelly II. Miss this year’s performance? You can watch our Virtual Step Xplosion, originally streamed on April 21, 2021! Step Xplosion 2023 was also featured on NBC4 and had an additional segment on WUSA9.

Check out photos from Step Xplosion 2023: