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Dancers with Step Afrika perform on stage
Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: Step Afrika!

Nov 10, 2022

60 Minutes

No Intermission

Description

STEP AFRIKA! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, STEP AFRIKA! expands the aesthetic possibilities of stepping by creating works that combine stepping with live music and technology. Their choreography blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms. STEP AFRIKA! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding. Their performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Resource Guide coming soon!

Academic Standards Met:

English Language Arts: RL.K.3, RL.K.9, RL.1.3, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.9, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.7
Social Studies: Historical Thinking and Skills; Heritage; Places and Regions; Spatial Thinking and Skills; People Working; Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Arts: TH:Re7.1.K, TH:Re8.1.K, TH:Re7.1, TH:Re7.1.2, TH:Re8.1.2, TH:Re8.1.3, TH:Cn10.1.3, TH:Cn11.1.3, TH:Re8.1.4, TH:Cn10.1.4, TH:Cn11.1.4, TH:Re7.1.5, TH:Re8.1.5, TH:Cn10.1.5, TH:Cn11.1.5

Age Recommendation

Best for grades K-5.

Accessibility

The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described upon request. Please indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description on your Discovery order form or let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information

HOW TO ORDER TICKETS

Just click the “REGISTER NOW” button below to order your tickets! You’ll be taken to the order form.

If you’d like to request ticket scholarship assistance, visit our Discovery Series Scholarships page.

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Taylor Benjamin

Manager – Education & Engagement
taylor.benjamin@daytonlive.org
937-228-7591, ext. 3039

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Extend Your Experience

Discovery Master Classes

We have created a variety of exciting educational Discovery Master Classes for you and your students that are available all year long! Discovery Master Classes can be booked on the same day that you see a performance or another day throughout the school year. Click here to learn more about Discovery Master Classes!

Dancers with Step Afrika perform on stage

Sponsors

Program Sponsors
Official Energy Sponsor
Government Sponsors

Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Thursday
Nov 10, 9:30AM
Thursday
Nov 10
9:30AM
Thursday
Nov 10, 11:30AM
Thursday
Nov 10
11:30AM