Six Baltimore City high schools got the chance to show off their step moves Friday night. Baltimore City Community College opened its doors to showcase its own step team and show the future generation of steppers the opportunities that await them.
"This will give us an opportunity to introduce some young kids to the school and also let them see some of the entertainment that we also do at this school," said Dr. Daphne Snowden.
"The importance of step, first of all, it’s very physical, second of all, it brings unity, third of all it’s a belonging to something, an organization a club," continued Snowden.
Some high school students already understand that.
"It’s like a bond, like a friendship, you actually become a family. In step you can’t just not like somebody because you have to step with them and do ripples and you have to trust each other," said Jewel Howard, a sophomore at City Neighbors High School.
Aubriana Strickland is the president of Baltimore City Community College's Prancing Paws.
"It’s important to reach kids at a young age because at that age, in high school you’re figuring out a lot of things."
"Besides step, it’s more about getting everybody together, bring the community together bring the girls together and help everybody find themselves," said Ayanna Better, a member of Prancing Paws.
The step routines told stories and showed a sisterhood that turned into family.
"It’s a good thing to make more friends collaborate and it’s something I’m passionate about doing and I just want to keep doing it," said Betters.