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Step Afrika! Back for Encore Performance

Sep 01, 2017

Step Afrika!, a professional percussive dance company, will perform on stage in Iowa Wesleyan University’s Chapel on Sept, 14 at 8 p.m. Percussive dance uses a dancer’s entire body as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps.

The performance of this internationally known troupe is free to the public and is made possible in part by the Haselmayer Endowment and Iowa Wesleyan University.

“We are excited that Step Afrika! will be back on stage in Mount Pleasant,” said DeWayne P. Frazier, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iowa Wesleyan. “They are a crowd pleaser and allow us to celebrate the arts as a community.”

Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company dedicated to the art of stepping. Stepping is a style of dancing that integrates Tap, Modern and Hip-hop. Those that attend the event will experience a special night of high-energy celebration of dance and culture, Frazier said.

The performance also meets Iowa Wesleyan’s Strategic Initiatives in Wesleyan 2020: Igniting Our Passions. Iowa Wesleyan is focused on positioning the university as a convener in the region and providing an outlet of entrepreneurial innovation, leadership and a commitment to service learning and civic engagement.

For more information to attend the event, visit Iowa Wesleyan’s community calendar at

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