illy Wonka and Goosebumps – those were the themes of the two winning Greek organizations at the 20th Annual Sunshine State Classic Step Show held in the Carol and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton campus last night.
The Xi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority won the competition for the second year in a row, while Iota Phi Theta came away as the winning fraternity. The Omicron Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was second, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority placed second for sororities.
The Step Show brought together different National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities from across Florida, with both alumni and current members attending the event. DJ Nasty and DJ Nailz, two local West Palm Beach DJ’s, provided music and hosted the show.
Most notably present were the Divine Nine: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity.
For some of these Greek organizations, winning this event would not only bolster their organization’s reputation, but help them financially with a $2,000 prize.
“It just means a lot to win it for us because the money will definitely help us out. Because of the low numbers of members in our chapter, we don’t have as much money as other organizations,” said Courtney Crawford, a member of the winning Delta Sigma Theta sorority. “Any little bit which we can raise will be able to help us do more within our chapter.”
The rules of the event for the Greek organizations were as follows:
-No dissing or degrading other organizations
-No gyrating or sexual movements of any kind
-The performance must be 12 minutes or shorter
-You only have 30 seconds to get props off stage after a performance
-Must choose a children’s book theme before the contest and submit it
-The judges must have no current Greek organization affiliations
A recurring theme of the organizations was the use of popular vines and culture symbols within their performances.
Last year’s winning fraternity of the Step show, the Delta Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, did not participate at this year’s event for unknown reasons. FAU will most likely serve as the venue again for next year’s event, with a new theme for the Greek organizations.