Miami, Jan. 10, 2017- The urban artistic movement of stepping and dancing will come to life at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus during the first annual Stomp the Yard at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, allowing local high school seniors to get a taste of college life in the process.
The 2007 movie, Stomp the Yard, which highlighted stepping competitions at a college campus, brought the dance style to the masses. This event exemplifies MDC North Campus’s commitment to Miami’s urban students and is in keeping with a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds for ethnic and artistic expression.
“This event provides our students with a taste of campus life that will enrich their cultural exposure while obtaining assistance with college related matriculation matters that will steer them well on their way to educational and academic success in college,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, North Campus President.
This event will showcase MDC’s North Campus feeder high schools such as: the North Miami Beach Drumline and Drill Team, Miami Norland Senior High’s Dynasty Step Team, the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Dance Team, William H. Turner Technical Arts High School’s Voices of Expression, and the MDC North Campus’s own Alpha Dance Team.
Local high school seniors will view a series of cultural performances while also gaining exposure to MDC where students can solidify their plans after graduation. Students will participate in an academic resource festival following the performances. In addition, students will have an opportunity to win one of two scholarships that can be applied towards tuition and fees to support prospective students in their endeavors to attend college.
To participate in the event or to obtain additional information, please contact Shantelle Maxwell at 305-237-1673.