Greek Step Show Tradition Still Pleases Crowds


Two time champions, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, performing during the 2013 Homecoming Step Show.

By Jaime Gage

Kappa Alpha Psi took home the title of step show champions for the 2nd year in a row, paying respect to their fallen brother Stixx, during the DSU event. The Kappas stole the show with their zombie theme including a dance scene from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and of course lots of canes and rose pedals.

Kimani Robinson, a first time step show participant and brother of Kappa Alpha Psi said, “It feels amazing [to win]. It’s a wonderful experience and we worked hard for it.”

Students, faculty and alumni gathered for what is the biggest greek event of the year, hosted by DSU alumnus Blake Saunders.

The competition was intense as the sororities and fraternities battled for a chance to win the grand prize trophy, $1,000, and most importantly bragging rights.

Although only six of the Divine Nine actually participated in the step competition, the show included highly anticipated performances from Hidden Vanity dance team and DSU’s newest organization, iStep.

This year’s first place winners, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, were the first to perform in the sorority competition. The ladies dressed in pink and green with a Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz theme.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated followed with a surprise appearance from the Phi Beta Sigma brothers. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Sigmas were unable to compete in the show; however, they showed up and showed out for the few minutes they were on stage.

The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporated were the final performers in the sorority competition. Dressed in flapper dresses with a 1920’s style theme, the SGRho’s shimmied and stepped with their signature canes paying homage to their Kappa “brothers”.

The competition grew even more intense as the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated took the stage as the first performance from the fraternities. Despite a few minor set and wardrobe malfunctions, the Alpha’s managed to pull it together for an impressive “Return of the Mummy” themed show.

“Now that [the step show] is here, I’m glad it’s almost over. Stepping is stressful. We’ve been practicing everyday […] we started getting ready in June”, says SGA President and Alpha Phi Alpha member Marcus Delancy.

Much to their dismay, the Alpha’s took home third place.

The crowd was a bit confused when the brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated hit the stage. Although this was a DSU step show, no DSU Iota’s were competing.

Instead, they were represented by the Lincoln University chapter who put on a show including stunts featuring a human helicopter.

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