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Step Xplosion tour returns with FREE performances and workshops in all eight wards of D.C.

On August 18, 2016

Step Afrika!, Washington DC’s largest African-American arts organization, is kicking off its season with the fourth annual Step Xplosion tour. Step Afrika!’s critically-acclaimed dancers will be providing free workshops and performances in all eight wards of the District of Columbia.

The tour launches on August 24, at THEARC Theater in Ward 8 and culminates at Raymond Recreation Center in Ward 4 on September 10. In addition to Step Afrika!, the Grand Finale at Raymond Recreation Center will feature DJ Beauty and the Beatz, the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Dem Raider Boyz, the Lady Raiders, Quadrew, and more.

“The Step Xplosion tour is all about community, and Step Afrika! is excited to bring our work to every ward in the city,” said C. Brian Williams, founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika! and a recipient of the Mayor’s Art Award for Innovation in the Arts. “We hope that DC families will come out and enjoy the tour. We have something for everyone, from Step Afrika! Reads at D.C. libraries to workshops where we will teach the tradition of stepping!”

Tour Schedule

Ward 8:
August 24 at 6:30pm
THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington,
DC 20020

Feature-length Performance by Step Afrika!

Ward 3:
August 25 at 6:30pm
City Dance POP!
4435 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Free masterclass

Ward 6:
August 28 at 4pm
Blind Whino
700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC
20024

Learn how to STROLL/STEP with Step Afrika!

Ward 2:
August 31 at 12pm
Pepco Edison Place
Gallery
702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068

Lunchtime Performance by Step Afrika!

Ward 7:
September 1 at 5:30pm
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington*

An award-winning, special performance for K-12 students that explains the history of stepping! *

Ward 5:
September 7 at 10:30am
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
5401 South Dakota Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20011

Step Afrika! Reads - A 35-minute program for toddlers

Ward 1:
September 8 at 4pm
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Step Afrika! Reads - A 35-minute program for toddlers

Ward 4:
September 10 at 2pm
Raymond Recreation Center
3725 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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