The NPHC Homecoming Step Show was held on Oct. 24 in the Leone Cole Auditorium at 7pm until 10pm. Many sororities and fraternities attended this event: Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Zeta Phi Beta. This step show was a battle of the sexes; only one could take it all.
The step show was hosted by Mike Bradford and Jade Wagner, who kept the crowd entertained between each set. They had continuous interaction with the crowd to make them feel involved. The jokes kept the crowd laughing and joyous. The importance of voting was really stressed by the hosts to get the voters out on Election Day.
These organizations came together to entertain and show who had the moves to win it all. Many of the organizations stuck to the theme of Halloween, while some focused more on the importance of voting. Each organization was very creative with their costumes and stage set-ups.
All of the organizations showcased their talents in a skit that told the story of how their Sorority/ Fraternity stood out amongst each other. The originality of each organization showed the creativity and dedication that was put into this program. Each input served as an important factor in this show.
“I loved the Step Show! It was exciting and keep me laughing the whole time,” said junior Ciarra McCray. “I liked how everyone was unique and together.”
DJ Dee Money was the live disc jockey, keeping the crowd entertained during intermission. Dee Money had a diverse music selection that satisfied the audience. He contributed music to each performance that the organizations needed.
Komplex Royalty gave a wonderful performance during the intermission. The theme of having a displeased and not-entertained King was clever. Each member played as an act to please the king. It gave the members of Komplex Royalty a chance to individually display their dancing. The crowd was wowed by the team’s performance.
“Komplex Royalty had a great skit. I loved the dancing and how everyone’s talent was put in the spotlight,” said another junior, Misha Dantzler. “I love their dancing and how they make all their moves in sync.”
The event was judged by some of the alumni. The judges looked for precision, skillfulness, creativity, originality and difficulty of the routine.
“They all gave a good performance and I liked the step show. This is one of the best ones I have attended,” said senior Amberlee Roberts. “By the time it was over I did not want it to stop because I was having such a good time.”
After a short intermission the winners were announced: First place went to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Second Place went to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Third Place went to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.