Step Afrika

Step Xplosion 2016 Black History Month

Are you ready for Step Afrika!’s Step Xplosion at Strathmore?

Feb. 12 – 4:00 PMscreen-shot-2017-01-05-at-6-03-30-pm




Check out the great lineup we have this year!


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Beta Chapter

a-img_0086Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated-Beta Chapter is the fraternity’s second oldest chapter, founded on the campus of Howard University on December 20, 1907, just one year after the fraternity was born. The brothers of Beta chapter have been involved in every facet of Howard University campus life, including serving as scholars, leaders in student government, athletes, and musicians. Beta men continue the great tradition started with the birth of Alpha Phi Alpha, stressing achievement, service, commitment, and, high above all, brotherhood.

Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad

a-img_0538Dem’ Raider Boyz Step Squad was founded in 2001 as the first successful All-Male step team at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. For the past 14 years they have competed and performed at various high school and collegiate step shows and community events along the East Coast. They have remained the premier step team in the DMV, founded on the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service and Fun! With unparalleled Precision, combined with Energy and always full of Creativity, they work extremely hard to learn, and the art of step!

HYPE 3G Step Team

HYPE (Helping Yourself with Pride through Education) is an organization designed to help educate young men on the values of service, leadership and the importance of setting high academic standards. The organization started in 1995 under the leadership of Willie Joyner. In October 2014, Mr. Joyner formed the elementary aged grouped named HYPE 3G (3rd Generation). The organization provides entertainment for the North Carolina Pitt community and beyond, performing at various competitions and events throughout the school year. HYPE has won the North Carolina State Championship, the Battle of the Border Championship, CIAA High School Step Show, and many other competitions over the years.

a-am9t9871The Lady Raiders

The Lady Raiders are the #1 nationally-acclaimed, all-female step team from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. Rooted in sisterhood, scholarship and sassy stepping, they were founded in 1997 based on the simple premise of redefining what it means to be a “lady.” These ladies work hard, step harder, and their dynamic signature style cannot be duplicated.


QuaDrew Step Teama-am9t9741

QuaDrew Step Team is a family of Howard University students who have joined together through the love of stepping. Female steppers from the Harriet Tubman Quadrangle Step Team and male steppers from the Charles R. Drew Hall Step Team came together to create one of the finest co-ed step teams on campus. Placing emphasis on intricate and vigorous routines, QuaDrew delivers a dynamic performance every time.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated- DMV KittieZ

The DMV KitteZ Step/Stroll team was formed in the Summer 2015. The Purpose of The DMV KittieZ team is to compete and engage in fellowship on behalf of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. DMV KittieZ consists of seasoned and serious performers from both undergraduate and graduate chapters. Team members either joined the sorority in the DMV or relocated to the area, but all have a desire to perform and promote a positive image for the good of the sorority.

And, of course, Step Afrika! will be performing to kick the Step Xplosion up another notch!





This year’s series celebrates the legacy of many prominent African-American pioneers and innovators who have paved the way for justice and equal rights.

SMALL bh month 2016