The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers Perform at Mount Union
February 05, 2010
The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers performance, sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Raider Programming Board, was held on February 3 in the Mount Union Theatre.
The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers (PCS) has been entertaining students from elementary through college as well as adults with their high-energy step routines since 1996.
The performance opened with a hip-hop performance by the Mount Union Dance Team, followed by a comical entrance by the PCS. Not only were they a riveting step team, they incorporated dance and comedy into their show to engage all audience members. They also used audience participation to teach volunteers a short step routine to perform on stage.
Each step routine included a tribute to the historical origins of stepping. Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which a person uses their entire body as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken words and hand claps.
The PCS displayed a wide range of inspiration in their performance, including original steps from African dances and musical rhythms from the motion picture “Drum Line.”
They are the only step team to perform at The White House and have toured with major recording artists including Alicia Keys, Usher and Ja Rule. Their unique routines also have earned them numerous titles in step competitions across the country.
The acronym PLAYERS stands for Participating in the Lives Among Youth to Educate and Restore Society. For more information about the P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers, click here.