January 31, 2024

Step Afrika! celebrates 30 Years of global influence with the unveiling of a dynamic 30th anniversary timeline

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Kicking off Black History Month 2024, Step Afrika! partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies to debut Step Afrika!’s Interactive 30th Anniversary Timeline, commemorating the organization’s 30-year history. With the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator for Arts and Culture, the ambition of this partnership was to help arts organizations stabilize and thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through strategic improvements to technological structures. The Digital Accelerator has created a meaningful opportunity for key stakeholders to learn and engage with Step Afrika’s unique history, increase fundraising, and drive revenue, while concurrently highlighting its artistic and programmatic milestones.


Step Afrika!’s mission is to preserve, expand, and promote an appreciation for stepping through professional performances and to educate, motivate, and inspire young people in and out of school through arts education programs that emphasize teamwork, commitment, and discipline. In 2024, Step Afrika! honors that mission with a touring Company of 18 full-time artists (pictured below), recognized worldwide for its engaging performances and innovative arts education programs. To this day, the company is one of the top 10 U.S. African American dance companies and D.C.’s largest African American arts organization.



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Be A Part of Our History

Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries across the globe. To share your Step Afrika! story, visit Step Afrika!'s 30th Anniversary Timeline is made possible by the generous funding of Bloomberg Philanthropies, with additional support from the Mellon Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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