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May 2-5, 2023  |  KeyBank State Theatre Step Afrika! School Matinee Performances

Event Times

  • Tue  |  May 02, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Tue  |  May 02, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Wed  |  May 03, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wed  |  May 03, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Thu  |  May 04, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  May 04, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Fri  |  May 05, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  May 05, 2023 12:00 PM
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Event Description

The Company’s self-titled work introduces audiences to the tradition of stepping through both a traditional and contemporary lens. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Performances recommended for grades K-3: Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. & Friday, May 5th at 12:00 p.m.

Performances recommended for grades 4-12: Wednesday-Thursday, May 3rd-4th at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. & Friday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m.

The 10:00 a.m. performances on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 3-4, 2023 will have a sign language will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter: please note this on your order form so we can seat you appropriately.

Included with Registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Pre-show Classroom Connection Workshop video
  • Post-show Classroom Connection Workshop video

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2022-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.


Groups of 10 or more, $6 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. Groups of 9 or fewer, $11 per ticket

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or
schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

This School Matinee Performance is part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series.