Stompfest

Stompfest is in the past.

Stompfest, coordinated by Kappa Iota Theta, Lipscomb's intercultural student organization, and SGA, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. Stompfest is Lipscomb's own version of a traditional step competition between social clubs and student-led groups.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

The fourth annual Stompfest will include eight student groups: Phi Sigma, Sigma Iota Delta, Lambda Iota Sigma, Kappa Iota Theta, Pi Delta, Phi Nu, Delta Sigma and Delta Omega. Each group will present a five to seven minute show that includes step and creative movement. Judges will give each group a score based on creativity and execution of the choreography.

Stepping, or step-dancing, is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. The step movement started with the African American military as a call and response exercise. Step dancing and it's role in historically black colleges was highlighted in the 2007 film Stomp the Yard.