Seton Hill is proud to present Step Afrika, the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, an art form based in African traditions. Step Afrika is critically acclaimed for its efforts to promote an appreciation for stepping, and serves as a model for the use of stepping in educational settings, espousing themes such as teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Step Afrika will perform at Seton Hill on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 8 p.m. in Cecilian Hall on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information on Step Afrika’s Seton Hill performance, please contact Jaimie Steel, director of activities and commuter life, at 724-830-1076 or

Based in Washington, DC, Step Afrika has been featured on CNN, BET, PBS & NPR as well as numerous books, documentaries and articles that seek to explore the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from American embassies. Its signature event, the annual Step Afrika International Cultural Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the fruit of a ten-year collaboration with the Soweto Dance Theatre that unites artists from around the world in dialogue and dance performance. Step Afrika completes an annual 50-city tour of American colleges and universities from Maine to Mississippi. Step Afrika frequently conducts residencies, master classes and in-school performances for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and in schools and community-based organizations around the world.