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A “step festival” for teenage step groups and drill teams that had been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Williams Center for the Arts has been postponed.

The event likely will be rescheduled for later in the fall semester. For more information or to inquire about registering a team, contact Jody Frey, director of recreation services, at 610-330-5772 or

Stepping is a lively dance form that combines feet thumping, hand clapping, and messages chanted by the performers. Rooted in the traditions of the South African boot dance, this art form was eventually adopted by black fraternities and sororities, according to Frey. The nation’s black Greek organizations contributed heavily to the evolution of stepping. Community groups, churches, and schools have also formed groups. These teenage performers are the ones that were to be celebrated in Lafayette’s step festival.

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