The step show is one on the most anticipated ResFest events and on April 18th Howard Residence Life continued the tradition. The theme, “Heart of a Champion,” gave the teams from each dorm a chance to compete in the packed Cramton Auditorium as they stepped for a chance to claim the title of step show champion and perform at the 2012 Homecoming Step Show.
Each dorm’s signature chant pulsated through the packed auditorium, “Q.U.A.D, Awww Yeah!” “22… 25, We Are…So Fly,” “Drew Hall!” “Who’s Hot? Mdot” and many more were shouted by eager students.
The step show coordinators announced the upsetting results of the completion as follows:
- 1st Place: Quad
- 2nd Place: Drew Hall
- 3rd Place: Bethune Annex
- 4th Place: Slowe Hall
- 5th Place: Carver Hall
- 6th Place: Cook Hall
- 7th Place: Meridian Hill Hall
Carver entertained the crowd with a basketball themed step and incorporated glow in the dark steps and tricks. Meridian followed with a military invasion theme that was not very popular with audience members.
The athletes of Cook Hall took to the stage with blue combat boots and jumpsuits and got the audience riled up before the guest performance of Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad from Roosevelt High School. The high school students delivered a precise performance that had the whole audience to their feet by the end.
Stepford Wives was the theme that the Ladies of the Quad presented as they came to the stage with feminine costumes and a performance about breaking gender barriers. Their show was popular with the audience and judges, and later resulted in them winning first place.
Slowe had a haunting performance about an illness taking over the dorm and the team incorporated some thrilling tricks. Childs Play with a hint of Saw was the route the Annex took, and it lead to them to winning third place at the step show.
Drew Hall concluded the show with a graveyard, ax-killer theme and precise steps that got the team second place at the show.
“I loved the event. Since it’s my first year I was excited about seeing what all the hype was about, and it lived up to all the talk,” said Alyssa Heard, freshman Public Relations major.
She continued, “I’m really excited that the Quad won, because I know our girls worked hard and they deserved the win.”
Recap videos below