The Essentials step team wins national title
The superb RCA step team, the Essentials, “stomped the yard,” or in this case broke the stage, at the 2014 Break the Stage National Step League Championship here in Atlanta, taking home the Overall and Middle School National Championship. At the competition, which took place over the summer, the Essentials brought Caribbean Carnivale to the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech, complete with a parade float, a Sky God, some feathery headdresses and some gold clad warriors. The audience barely had a chance to catch their breath before the team moved from one dynamic routine to the next, ending the show with a festive party atmosphere.
In their first competition season ever, the Essentials Step Team took the competition by storm earning the highest score in the history of the competition. Coaches Junior Bernadin, Dr. Camille Jones, and Susan Barnes took home the award for Sponsors of the Year.