Shades Step Squad


As a mission, we use our talents to reach out and minister to people.  While stepping plays a central role in what we do, “SERVICE” is the key to our organization.  The name SHADES is used because our group is comprised of many different cultures and backgrounds.  SHADES promotes and represents racial and ethnic harmony among all races, nationalities and religious affiliations. 


SHADES is a multicultural student organization that exhibits a form of expression through stepping. Stepping involves rhythmic movement that uses both the hands and feet. For nearly a decade, SHADES has promoted diversity and unity on the campus of Abilene Christian University.


  • Welcome Week
  • ACU Homecoming Parade
  • Sing Song
  • Abilene State School
  • Annual Spring Show
  • Black History Production
  • Local communities, churches, and schools