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Tufts University’s team BlackOut returned to the NCPA National Step Championships at the historical Apollo Theater to defend their National Champion title earned in 2020. BlackOut earned 3rd place and All-American honors alongside becoming the NCPA Mid-Atlantic Region Champions. The team won $1,500 in prize money and donated 20% of it to Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem, a school serving young men in the Harlem community.

Check out the video playlist and photos of their performances at The Apollo below and read the team bio at the end of the article.

Competition Playlist

Photo Gallery

About BlackOut

BlackOut is Tufts’ premier all-male step team. Founded in 2004, BlackOut performs and competes at events across the Northeast, mostly recently achieving 4th place at World of Dance Boston and qualifying for World of Dance Finals. Prior to that triumph they became national champions at the inaugral NCPA National Step Championship in 2020.

They are a dynamic and innovative group of steppers who captivate audiences under the mission of “One Sight, One Sound.” Their steps and skits, which incorporate and fuse elements of dance, strolling, and improvised narratives, are meant to provide viewers with entertainment, information, and inspiration.

Follow them on Instagram (@blackoutstepteam) and TikTok (@tuftsblackout)