About this Event
If you've never experienced a step show, prepare to be absolutely AMAZED! In the early 1900s, African-Americans began to attend colleges in greater numbers and, once on campus, they decided to create their own Greek-letter organizations to support the students academically, socially and to serve the surrounding community. Stepping became a way that members of these student groups (known today as the Divine Nine) expressed love and pride for their organizations. Stepping is a percussive, highly-energetic art form where the body becomes an instrument, using footsteps, claps and spoken word to produce poly-rhythms. It is now a global phenomenon! Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. They combine stepping with live music, technology and storytelling. Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic excellence, and cross-cultural understanding. A must-see matinee!!!
Recommended for all ages!
For Grades K-12
The Carver Center's Youth Matinee Series engages children, teachers, individuals and families in the performing arts by igniting imaginations and introducing students to the diverse cultures of our global community. These performances open doors to greater knowledge and understanding of our world and foster appreciation for the arts and learning. Matinees begin promptly at 11 a.m.
Performances are free for schools and non-profit youth organizations but require registration.
Transportation reimbursement up to $125 per bus/driver provided for schools/non-profit youth groups with 25 or more guests in attendance.
Orders are not confirmed until approved by The Carver.
School/organization administrator authorization required for all orders.
Orders over 100 tickets may be placed in three different ways:
1. Phone: Call the Carver Center at 210-207-7211 to complete registration by phone, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must have prior school administrator approval and know approximately how many from each grade level will be attending.
2. Online: Place two separate orders -- one for 100 and a second for the additional quantity.
3. Online: Individuals from the same school can each place a separate order and the orders will be combined for group seating at the event
For assistance with online registration, call the 210-207-7211, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email [email protected]
Start. 11 a.m.
Running time. 60 minutes
Seating. Begins at 10:20 AM. Designated seating sections assigned. The Carver has final authority over all seating locations.
Photography and video during the performance is prohibited. Photos with the artists are prohibited.
ADA Accessibility and Accommodations
Accessibility. ADA entrances are located at the north and south sides of the venue. Convenient unloading is available beside the venue on Center Street. ADA seating is available only on the Orchestra Level. The Balcony is not ADA accessible. Designated Parking is available in the parking lot behind the venue (accessible from Center Street) and at 215 N. Hackberry.
ADA Accommodations. This includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair seating, limited mobility, and vision if a guest requires an accommodation, call the Carver Box Office, 210-207-2719, or email [email protected]
The Carver provides sign language interpreters to those guests who request such an accommodation. Either the guest in need or a member of their party must request this service a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the performance. This may be done via email at [email protected] or by phone 210-207-2719.
NOTE: Some ticket categories may not be available for all performances.
Adult Daycare/Special Needs Groups. Public and private adult daycare and Special Needs providers can reserve group tickets but should make reservations for best-estimate attendance. Group size at the event may not exceed your reservation request.
CoSA Community & Senior Centers. Official City of San Antonio Community and Senior Centers only. All accommodations for Senior Citizens and Special Needs individuals will be made on the Orchestra Levels. Youth groups may be assigned Balcony or Orchestra seating.
Homeschool Family. Only individual families can reserve "Homeschool Family" requests. Group reservations are not permitted. If individual families wish to sit together at the performance, all parties must wait in the lobby to be seated as a group, space permitting.
Schools (Public/Private/Charter) Only TEA affiliated Public and Charter Schools (including Texas Virtual Public Schools Network) and TPSAC Private schools can reserve "School" tickets. Homeschool groups and co-ops are not eligible for school reservations.
All School registrations will be reviewed for eligibility. If we determine your request to be ineligible, you will be contacted to correct your ticket request.
Non-profit Social Service Agency Youth Groups. Registered 501 (c) 3 social service agencies, such as group homes, children's and family shelters, etc., can reserve "Social Service Agency Youth Group tickets."
Can I register for multiple events in the series at one time?
Each performance requires separate registration.
My school group is larger than 100 attendees but ticket requests are capped at 100. What do I do? Online: Place two separate orders -- one for 100, a second (or more) for the additional quantity, or place your first order for 100, then call us and we will create another order for the balance of your required tickets. [We will check all orders of 100 to see if the total quantity of seats needed exceeds 100 and will create another order to satisfy the balance of your ticket needs.]
Online: Individuals from the same school can each place a separate order and the orders will be combined for group seating at the event
What if I don't know how many will be attending on the day of the event?
Register the combined number of students, teachers and chaperones that are most likely to attend the event. Three weeks prior to the event, we will contact you to confirm your group's final attendance.
While we understand that unexpected emergencies may arise, we kindly ask that should you have to cancel, please give us at least two weeks’ notice so we can make the tickets available to other individuals, groups or those who are on the waitlist.
Can homeschool households and co-ops register as a group or school?
No. All requests that do not meet eligibility will be canceled.
Why is my order quantity being rejected?
Each ticket type has been allocated a preset quantity. All tickets requests are pulled from the total tickets available. Regardless of the type of tickets being requested, when the total amount distributed reaches capacity, tickets will no longer be distributed.
Can I register other than online?
Groups larger than 100 can register by phone, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 210-207-7211 for assistance.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information online up to the sales end date, or thereafter by contacting the Carver Box Office: 210-207-2719.
Tickets and Seating
Is there a ticket for each person?
All orders are Will Call registrations. We do not issue printed tickets. You will be required to check-in upon arrival. You will need to confirm the number of people in your group at check-in.
Is there reserved seating?
The Carver will determine available seating locations for all matinees. All tickets are General Admission so you are technically being given access to one seat in the theatre with no guarantee where it will be located. Seating is typically on a first-come, first-seated basis with seating filled front to back, based upon your arrival; however, we reserve the right to designate group seating sections.
We ordered tickets individually but we want to sit together. Can we do that?
We do not guarantee that space will be able for you to sit in a group. If you are meeting others at the venue and wish to sit together, please arrive early and request to be seated only after all guests in your party are present.
How do we change our ticket quantity?
Additional tickets. If you require more tickets and they are still available, place another order online. If the performance is sold out, we are not able to fulfill your request.
• Fewer tickets. If your original order needs change by a decrease of 10 or more tickets, call the Box Office for assistance, 210-207-2234.
Group Reservations. All registered attendees will be contacted three weeks prior to the matinee. You must confirm your registration, administration authorization for the trip, and confirm scheduled transportation or your reservation will be cancelled and your tickets will be released.
All others. You will receive an RSVP by email to confirm your attendance.
No-shows, No call-ins (Schools, Youth Groups)
The absence of a large group tremendously impacts our performances. In the event you confirmed your attendance but did not advise us of your cancellation with at least two weeks’ notice, further reservations for the season may be cancelled and you may not be able to place new reservations or reorder. Thank you in advance for your courteousness and understanding.
How do we cancel our reservation?
You can cancel your reservation using your Eventbrite Confirmation Order number or call the Box Office for assistance, 210-207-2234.
Parking and Unloading
We strongly advise our guests to use Nolan, Iowa or Montana Streets which offer railway overpasses or underpasses. If you are coming from the Downtown area or I-37 , Commerce and Houston Street traffic is frequently blocked by trains. Plan wisely.
Buses. If arriving by bus, buses may unload passengers on Hackberry Street in front of the Carver Center. After unloading, drivers may proceed north on Hackberry to park, or west on Mesquite and Swiss Streets. Do not park in the Brackenridge Learning Center or Taylor Mortuary lots.
Personal Vehicle: Individuals arriving by vehicle may park free at 215 N. Hackberry, in our Center St. lot, located behind the theatre or on any available side streets. The streets are not metered.
Senior Center Vans and Handicapped Parking. Seniors and handicapped individuals should unload on Center Street, just north of the theatre, where an ADA ramp is conveniently located. Using the side entrance also reduces the number of stairs required to enter the facility. After unloading, drivers may park in our Center Street lot, located behind the theatre, which offers designated Handicapped Parking spaces.
Travel Reimbursement (Schools, Youth Groups)
Do you offer transportation assistance for schools?
Yes, transportation funds are available for public, charter and private schools and non-profit youth organizations with conditions:
• Your school group must have at least 25 attendees at the event.
• Reimbursements are capped at $125 per bus/driver and will not exceed actual invoice expense.
To receive information on reimbursement, select "Yes" when asked during the registration process.
Reimbursement forms are available to view/print online. Reimbursements are processed after you have submitted invoices (not estimates) for bus services.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 North Hackberry Street, San Antonio, United States