Step Up is an American romantic dance film franchise created by Duane Adler. The franchise began as a teen romance in 2006 but quickly evolved into a series of lavish dance spectacles, bolstered by elaborate choreographies, performed by some of the greatest dancers in the world. The franchise includes five films and a television series. Let’s refresh our memory with all 5 of the films…
The film stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler Gage and the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark. Tyler has been in and out of trouble for most of his life and after finding himself before the judge again, he is sentenced to 200 hours of community service mopping floors at the Maryland School of the Arts. After some initial hesitation they find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Needless to say, soon after starting to practice together, the sparks fly.
Step Up 2: The Streets
The film stars Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman. Set at the fictional Maryland School of the Arts, the story revolves around rebellious street dancer Andie West who lands at the elite school and finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. She eventually joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase Collins to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle “The Streets”, finding a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.
Step Up 3D
The film stars Rick Malambri and Sharni Vinson. The film follows Moose and Camille Gage (from previous Step Up instalments) as they head to New York University. Moose, the former dancer, after promising his father that he would not dance anymore, soon stumbles upon a dance battle, meeting Luke Katcher and his House of Pirates dance crew. Luke meets Natalie at the club and notices her dancing abilities, enlisting her to become part of his crew. They all team up to compete in the World Jam dance contest, a high stakes showdown, against their rival, the House of Samurai dance crew.
Step Up Revolution
The film stars Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick. Newly arrived in Miami, young dancer Emily dreams of becoming a professional. She soon meets and falls in love with Sean, the leader of a dance crew called “the Mob.” When a rich businessman’s plans to develop the dancers’ historic neighborhood threatens to displace thousands of people, Emily must join forces with Sean and the Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, even though doing so may place her dreams in jeopardy.
Step Up: All In
The film stars Ryan Guzman and Briana Evigan. After struggling for a year to make it big in Hollywood, Sean’s dance crew gives up and moves back to Miami. Not ready to relinquish his own dream quite yet, Sean remains in Los Angeles. When he hears about an upcoming dance competition in Las Vegas, Sean teams with talented dancers Andie (from Step Up 2: The Streets) and Moose to put together a new crew. Now with some old friends and some new faces, Sean and his crew intend to win.