The Coppin State University Dance Program is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual URBAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL (“UCDF”), housed on the Coppin State University campus. This year’s festival will feature the thrilling Step Afrika! as resident company. Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Critically acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping, Step Afrika! serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States by representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from American embassies.

The URBAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL offers inspiring dance classes in genres including Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Fusion, Belly Dance, Stepping and South African Boot. Many of these master classes will be taught by members of the resident company Step Afrika! Sunday’s Step Afrika! Scholarship Concert will be the performance highlight of the festival. Opening the concert will be performances by Rawsound and Sole Defined Tap Dance Companies. The tap performances will be followed by a full-length Step Afrika! performance. This concert promises pure rhythmic energy and thrilling dance performances. Sarah Kaufman of the Washington Post describes Step Afrika!'s powerful presentation: “performing with no musical accompaniment besides their own stomping feet...the members of Step Afrika! gave the evening a commanding, dynamic jolt that was unmatched by anything else on the program."

For more information, please contact Vanessa L. Coles at or (410) 951-3355. We look forward to seeing you here at Coppin State University!

Event Details:

September 13 – 16, 2012
CSU Physical Education Complex, Room 203

Class Fees:

  • Advanced Registration: $12 per class
  • In-Person Registration: $15 per class
  • 2 Classes for $20 (students only)
  • $15 Adults; $12.00 Non-CSU Students; $10.00 CSU Students

Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Coppin State University, JWJ Auditorium


  • General: $25
  • Group Rates: $15
  • Students: $10

Note: Discount registration information on the registration page.


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