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WHS Steppers

Purpose

The step team is an extracurricular activity. Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participants produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken words and hand claps. We make music together without having to use any instruments.

Goal

To provide an outlet for WHS students to teach each other step routines and perform at school and community events.

The Origins of Step

There isn't a specific origin date, but the start of stepping dates back to Africa. The African gumboot dance performed by dancers in boots is said to be one of stepping's biggest influences. Stepping has had a long tradition in African and Black communities. While its origins are in the Black community, stepping has spread to Latino, Asian cultures to multicultural fraternities and sororities as well.

Upcoming Performances

The WHS steppers perform for the Washingtonville community during basketball half times, international night and during their spring show.

  • Tuesday, February 4 - Varsity Boys Basketball Game - During halftime
  • Monday, February 10 - Varsity Girls Basketball Game - During Halftime International Night
  • Friday, March 13 @ 6pm in the WHS auditorium Spring Show
  • Thursday, April 30 @ 7pm in WHS auditorium


Please see Mrs. Alemany in room 142 for more information.