LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2010) – The art of stepping is not a well known practice around the world, but here at the University of Kentucky, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) has mastered it several times over, and here’s your chance to see it! The annual NPHC Homecoming Step Show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Memorial Coliseum. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Drawing from elements of gymnastics, tap dance, march, African and Caribbean dance and including semi-dangerous stunts as a part of individual routines, stepping may be performed by an individual or a group. It is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations and include the use of props, such as canes, rhythm sticks or blindfolds.
The Annual NPHC Step Show is used as a fundraiser that not only helps fund various community service projects throughout the year but a major portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and AVOL.
This highly anticipated event is open to the public and always draws a big crowd. Tickets are on sale right now! UK advance student price is $10 and general advance admission price is $12. All tickets at the door will be $20.
Make time to come enjoy a time-honored tradition, a classic showcase of history and event like no other – UK’s National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show, truly an event for the history books.