Wesleyan's Award-Winning Step Show Scheduled For Nov. 14

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host its seventh annual nationally-recognized step show competition on Saturday, November 14.

The step show will feature Lincoln and Omaha area high school and college step teams who will compete for more than $2,000 in prizes. Teams will be judged on performance, choreography and execution.

Comedian Owen Smith will emcee the event. Smith is best known for his roles in the TV shows “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Bufu.”

Stepping in today’s form evolved from traditions in the black Greek community and incorporates synchronized movements like stomping, clapping and strolling. In 2004, Nebraska Wesleyan’s step show was named “Program of the Year” by the American College Personnel Association. Approximately 700 people attend the step show each year.

The show begins at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for Greek students, and $5 for children under 12 years. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.