The energy coming from the Bring the Culture, Hip-Hop Explosion Step Show was infectious. Four different fraternities and sororities performed at the annual Step Show Saturday Feb. 16. The event invited lots of competition, with Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority taking home first place, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority winning second place. The Step Show was hosted by the Black Student Alliance and the Black/African American Cultural Center. The title of this year’s Step Show followed the theme of what the significance of dance is to culture. “We made it ‘Bring the Culture’ because we wanted to encompass all the diversity that we have on this campus,” said Jaleesa Roberson, the public relations officer for the Black Student Alliance. “Everybody has a different story so we wanted everybody to bring their culture and represent it in the way that they thought was best.” As a part of the introduction for the show, there was a lesson about the history of stepping, its South African roots, how it transferred to the United States and how it is celebrated and practiced now. “The origins of stepping come from South Africa. It was originally called the…African gumboot dance,” said Ally Johnson, a performer… Read full this story
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