High Line Live!: Step to the High Line Festival

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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

High Line Live!: Step to the High Line Festival


Each evening from Wednesday, June 13 through Friday, June 15, two step teams will battle each other on the High Line. On Saturday, the festival culminates in a stepping workshop followed by a showcase performance.

Stepping is an energetic and precise form of group movement that uses a mixture of spoken word, footsteps, and handclaps to transform the participants’ bodies into rhythmic instruments. The history of stepping is rooted in the competitive schoolyard song and dance rituals of historically African American fraternities and sororities.

Schedule for Step to the High Line:

  • Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 PM: Organized Chaos (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Molloy Boys (Queens, NY)
  • Thursday, June 14, 6:30 PM: Icy Blue (Bronx, NY) vs. Bombay Steppers (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Friday, June 15, 6:30 PM: Beacon’s Finest (Queens, NY) vs. Lady Dragons (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Saturday, June 16, 3:00 PM: Step to the High Line Workshop
  • Saturday, June 16, 4:00 PM: Step to the High Line Showcase
Under The Standard, New York
On the High Line at West 13th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required

MetLife Foundation is a Leading Supporter of High Line Live!

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