City to Host 12th Annual Teen Step Show on March 4

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City to Host 12th Annual Teen Step Show on March 4

Posted: 03/03/2017
2017 Teen Step Show March 4City Parks and Recreation will host the 12th annual Teen Step Show at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. 

Teens from Tennessee and surrounding states will bring their best moves, as nine step teams take the stage to compete for prizes – awarded for both performance on stage and performance academically.

“We have always felt it is important to give teens structured programs and avenues to spend their energy in a positive way,” said Nikki Crutcher, Recreation Superintendent with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. “The show is high-energy, very entertaining, and always family-friendly.”

Tickets to the show are $10. To order tickets in advance, call the Civic Auditorium at 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com or www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

The competition is not only a way to get area teens involved in fitness activities and friendly competition, but it also aims to stimulate students’ interest in higher education. 

“Performing on a step team also teaches teens discipline, team unity and the importance of hard work,” Crutcher said. “These kids practice just as much as any traditional sports team, and our Step Show gives them a platform to showcase their hard work.”

Interest in the competition has continued to grow since the first show 11 years ago. About 2,000 attendees are expected this year, with teams from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Missouri competing. 

“We have people of all ages come and enjoy the show each year,” Crutcher added. “It’s a show you won’t want to miss!”