We’re steppin’ out!

The fliers are up, the word is out and the tickets are selling. Tonight in Gaither Gymnasium FAMU’s Greek organizations will step up their skills and stomp on the competition.

Rattlers get ready for a showcase of hand clapping, foot stomping entertainment and most importantly, Greek unity.

The step show, presented by the FAMU Pan-Hellenic Council, will feature sororities and fraternities coming together to put on a show they promise will be a memorable event.

Natasha Martin, 22, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., said she is very excited about the show.

“We’re looking forward to entertaining the crowd,” she said.

Martin, a senior business administration student from Durham, N.C. refrained from cluing students in on what the organization had planned for the show.

“We’re not giving out any hints, she said, but it’s definitely not the traditional AKA show.”

Kori Scott, 21, a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., said he has been waiting to hear the sound of his heel stomp against the ground in front of his fellow schoolmates.

“It’s been a long time coming. The last time we performed was homecoming 2002, said Scott, a business administration student from Columbia, Md.

“The show is going to be exciting, and a time for everyone to get loose,” he said.

Although most of the Greek organizations will be at the show, not all of them will be performing.

Delmar Little, 21, a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, said they will not be doing its infamous dog stroll on stage.

“For various reasons we can’t participate … we’re selling tickets for our Toga party on Saturday.”

Little, a senior biology student from Charleston, S.C. said, even though they are not performing, it is still a great time to show students that Greek organizations do get along and have a great time together.

“We’re all friends and it’s our chance also, along with everyone else, to see everybody step.”

Donielle Johnson, 22, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, said the event showcases each organization and one aspect of what they do.

Johnson, who is also the “Stepmaster,” said her organization is not just there to entertain, but to claim the crown as the defending step champions. The women of crimson ruled in the 2002 competition.

“We are the reigning champs, Johnson said. “We take stepping very serious and we plan to do an excellent performance.”

Johnson said despite her ambition to win, she is looking forward to having fun.

“It’s going to be a very good show, everyone put a lot of time and effort into it.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door.