Emporia State University hosted Step Afrika Tuesday evening in Albert Taylor Hall.
The performance was sponsored by the Union Activities Council, the Black Student Union and the Emporia Arts Center.
Step dancing was introduced by African-American students to continue and honor their cultural history. The dancers warmed up the audience with their phenomenal dancing in street clothes. Then they invited a group of young volunteers onstage to learn a step dance.
Afterward, the dancers dressed in traditional African clothing with drums accompanying them. The full house was energized by applauding, yelling and stomping their feet.
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