Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic includes more than football

It’s rare to see ballet on a weekend lineup that centers on a football game.

But that’s exactly what you’ll find while perusing the schedule for the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic, an event that’s hardly confined to touchdowns and tailgating.

Need proof? Check out “Access: Fashion,” the official fashion show for the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic.

Held Saturday at local hot spot H20, “Access: Fashion” includes choreography ranging from ballet to a “Thriller”-like number that will turn models into monsters.

“It’s going to be a phenomenal show,” said Barryne “MzB” Richardson, artistic director for “Access: Fashion.” Presented by MzB’s Honey Beez and Foxie 105, it’s open to guests 21 and older.

Models will showcase items from Girlfriends Boutique, Honey Girl Boutique, Cover Me Gorgeous, Men’s Warehouse, Dillard’s and more.

Dance fans of all ages can attend Friday’s Battle of the Bands and Greek Step Show, a popular component of the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic weekend.

Bands from Tuskegee University and Morehouse College will get crowds on their feet inside the Columbus Civic Center.

Hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley, the event also includes mainly fraternities performing step-dancing routines similar to what’s featured in the film “Stomp the Yard.”

“It gives a good taste of what college is all about, at least the social aspect,” said Tim Patterson, chairperson for the Battle of the Bands and Greek Step Show.

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