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Howard University's Homecoming Step Show Electrifies Sold-Out Burr Gymnasium

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. took the grand prize of $3,000 for their respective chapters

Members of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hold up their $3,000 checks as the sorority winners of the 2023 Homecoming Step Show

WASHINGTON - Howard University’s Homecoming Step Show, themed “Nostalgia,” was a night to remember, filled with electrifying Disney-themed performances that transported the audience through time. 

The step show, a staple of the University’s Homecoming celebration, brought together students, alumni and guests – all who packed Burr Gymnasium for the sold-out event.  

Along with the Divine Nine fraternities and sororities, the Quad Step Team and Howard University Step Team did not disappoint, especially the winning teams of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., both earning the $3,000 grand prize for their respective chapters.  

Alpha Phi Alpha, Winners of the 2023 Homecoming Step Show
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Melvin Crenshaw, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and a junior sports medicine major from Upper Marlboro, Md., was excited about his team’s performance and what it means to the chapter. 

“It felt good to put in a lot of hard work and see that work turn into a win,” Crenshaw said. “This win wasn’t just a financial reward; it was a testament to our dedication.” 

Howard University’s Homecoming Step Show wasn’t just a mere display of talent, but a celebration of tradition, unity, and the rich history of step in the African American community. The show allowed the audience to appreciate the roots of these performances, making it an unforgettable experience that left a lasting impact. 

This event serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and honoring the legacy of step while embracing the future with enthusiasm and creativity.