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Step Afrika to perform Feb. 6

Austin Peay State Universitys Student Life and Leadership will host Step Afrika, a dance troop devoted to the art form based in African traditions and made popular by African-American fraternities.

Step Afrikas performance will begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Clement Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

This group of performers is the first professional company dedicated to stepping. Step Afrika incorporates intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word in its performance.
Austin Peay State University's Student Life and Leadership will host Step Afrika, a dance troop devoted to the art form based in African traditions and made popular by African-American fraternities.

Step Afrika's performance will begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Clement Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

This group of performers is the first professional company dedicated to stepping. Step Afrika incorporates intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word in its performance.

Annually, the dance troop performs 150-plus events in more than 50 cities and foreign countries. Step Afrika performs for more than 50,000 audience members throughout the year.

“This event is part of our celebration for Black History Month. We are excited that our students and the community have the opportunity to see this dynamic group perform,” said Melissa Davis, assistant director of student life and leadership at APSU.

For more information about Step Afrika's performance, contact Davis by telephone at (931) 221-7838 or by e-mail at davisma@apsu.edu. -- Jessica Baird