Black Reign Step Team

March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
Black Reign Step Team performs Reign Side Story, which is their version of the musical West Side Story, in front of an enthralled crowd on Thursday.

From the crowds' roaring screams, to the echo of leg slaps, claps, and foot stomps, the noise produced at Black Reign's performance matched the amount of students, faculty, and community members who came out to watch it. 

Syracuse University's Black Reign kicked off their 10th year on campus with a step show musical on Thursday. Reign Side Story is Black Reign's very own version of the popular musical West Side Story

March 25, 2013 - 5:27pm
The campus club step team will hold its seventh annual performance, inspired by a cultural movement that changed African American identity in the United States.

Stepping and dancing are not the same.  With dance, you move your body to music.  With stepping, you are the music. 

Ashley Holland, a Child and Family Studies junior, spends her free time stepping, making her body into a musical, percussive instrument along with dozens of other students.  Together they make rhythms and beats, moving in synch to a pattern only they know and feel.  They stomp, clap, slap, click.  The rhythm is contagious.