|March 1, 2011 - The City of Knoxville is presenting the 6th Annual Premiere Teen Step Show at the Civic Auditorium, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
Teams from local schools as well as from outside the area will compete to see who has the most creative step routine. Awards and prizes will be presented to the top three teams.
Radio personality Joey Tack, of HOT 104.5, will be on the scene to kick off the show with an audience participation contest. Premiere Building Maintenance Corporation is the title sponsor for the event and is supporting it along with the City of Knoxville.
The purpose of this event is to give high school students an opportunity to obtain college connections. College fraternities and sororities will judge the step show and meet with the students. Participating fraternities include: Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Phi Beta Sigma. Participating sororities include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.
Students competing in the step show will also be given the opportunity to tour the University of Tennessee campus.
"We are proud of this event and the attention that it has received in the last years," said Joe Walsh, City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Director, noting the estimated 1,600 fans that attended the event last year.
Walsh added, "This event accomplishes many goals that we as the City Recreation Department work to achieve. The 'step show' competition encourages teamwork, fun, exercise, community involvement, and it encourages middle and high school kids to start thinking about college education."
Teams participating this year include Alcoa, Maryville, Fulton, Powell, Northwest Middle, the Lady Esquires, the Alpha Nu Diamonds, and White Station (Memphis).
Tickets are $8, or $10 for premium seating. To order a ticket in advance, call the Civic Auditorium at 656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.
For more information, and to view a video of last year's Step Show, please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation.