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.
As featured on
- Lay-offs start at Detroit Reman, closure slated for end of year
- BLI enters into letter of intent to sell assets
- Behind the (food) scenes
- Driver OK after USD 253 vehicle overturns on 24th Avenue
- Sheriff's Office releases info on early morning crash
- Longbine: Detroit Reman announcement "unfortunate," employees top concern
- VFW seeking new members
- 'Call of the Wild' playing in Emporia this weekend
- The Call of Hollywood: Emporia shelter dog stars in major film
- Thane Leroy Darby