Houston, TX-On December 10, 2022, StepFest made its return after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year’s show featured 4 Houston-based step teams competing for a grand prize of $2,000 for their team, $100 for each stepper, and a chance to go on an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta for an HBCU college tour of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University.

StepFest was founded by La’Torria Lemon, the CEO of Lemon-Lime Light Media, to introduce youth to an opportunity to showcase their talents and learn about HBCUs. Prior to the show, attendees had an opportunity to chat with representatives from various HBCUs such as, FAMUTexas Southern UniversityGrambling State UniversityClark Atlanta UniversityWiley College, and more.

This year’s StepFest winner was Tha Swagg Boiz . They are a middle school-based team that have also won several national step shows. Their performance received a standing ovation and consisted of a lot of crowd participation.

The 2nd place winner was DPhiD step team which consists of high school students from Spring I.S.D. that are well-known for their creativity, unique steps, and precision. They won $1,500 courtesy of Checker’s, Rodney Jones Law Group and Lemon-Lime Light Media.

The event was held at Worthing Early College High School in conjunction with the Face Program. Lemon-Lime Light Media with the help of KraftHeinz and Rodney Jones Law Group donated $1,000 to Worthing High School Senior Class to assist with their prom.