DeKalb step team to perform during National Christmas Tree Lighting

Boys II Bow Ties Steppers from DeKalb County will be performing in Washington D.C. in front of a national audience.

The "Boys II Bow Ties Steppers" from Columbia Elementary School in DeKalb County will perform during the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House on Thursday.

The talented young men, ranging in age from 9 to 12, were invited to D.C. after gaining national attention NBC's "Little Big Shots" in May.

More recently, Boys II Bow Ties participated in the Back-To-School Step Show at Conyers Middle School and won first place.

Director Daryl Blakely started the step team three years ago to help the boys grow.

"Success is a journey, not a destination," Blakely told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "We're enjoying the ride."

"They have put us in the best hotel, given us the best vehicles with a driver, VIP status with all backstage and banquet passes, and a private tour of the White House!" Blakely posted on Facebook. "Never stop dreaming!"

You can watch the ceremony on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 4.

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