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February 2006

Release Date: February 23, 2006

Dance Troupe to Step into San Angelo

The dancers of Step Afrika will bring their fusion of African rhythms and American traditions to San Angelo City Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

The Washington-based group is a leader in arts education, specializing in the history, development and performance of stepping. Their shows incorporate stepping, tap, clogging, hip-hop, house, freestyle, and South African Zulu and gumboot moves.

The company performs before thousands of Americans each year and has performed in North America, Europe and South Africa. The troupe serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States, representing the nation throughout the world through special invitations from American embassies.

Step Afrika completes an annual 50-city tour of American colleges and universities from Maine to Mississippi. The company is a model for the use of stepping in educational settings, espousing themes such as teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding.

Tickets are $8 for the general public; $5 for military, children 12 and younger, and ASU faculty and staff; and $4 for ASU students. Tickets are on sale at the University Center information desk and at the Center for Student Involvement on the garden level of the University Center. Tickets also will be available at the door.

For more information, call the Center for Student Involvement at 942-2062.

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