Greek Apocalypse Step Show showcases student talent

Crystal Ibarra

Staff Writer

The 10th annual Davidson College Greek Apocalypse Step Show was held on Saturday night in the Duke Family Performance Hall. The atmosphere prior to the show was lively, with some audience members cheering and chanting. Comdiean Jay Dukes, the host, opened with various jokes ranging from his road rage to his fear of his mother, all of which were well received. One of the most unique and enjoyable aspects of the show was the contagious excitement of the audience; Dukes and DJ T-Mobile did an excellent job of engaging them.
The night’s performances were split into two acts, with a short intermission. The first performers were the men of the Psi Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their performance was done without music, but it was intense and well executed. They earned second place out of all the fraternities and $500. The women of the Lambda Mu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., at East Carolina University, were the second performers of the night. The appearance of a clown during their performance added elements of surprise and humor to their well-planned and entertaining performance. Their confidence and poise earned them second place out of all of the sororities and $500.
The second fraternity represented was the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, at Johnson C. Smith University. The “Empire”-themed performance was led by one member whose moves were precise and quick. He was later joined by a young boy who had impressive moves of his own. They received first place and a $1,000 cash prize. The ladies of the Xi Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., at Winthrop University, impressed with their “Orange is the New Black”-themed performance; they received first place and $1,000. Their in-sync moves were a testament to their hard work and preparation. The men of the Zeta Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, at UNC-Charlotte were a last minute addition to the show and were the final participants of the night. Nonetheless, they were a welcomed addition,  and a talented group.
Overall, the Step Show was a thrilling way to spend a Saturday night. It came to a close with DJ T-Mobile playing music while fraternity and sorority members from the audience, as well as the performers, strolled the aisles. I highly recommend attending a future Step Show, for the 10th annual show did not disappoint.

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