A street dancer makes it into a prestigious dance school, where she finds herself torn between her two worlds. Andie West is a dancer whose mother died from cancer a couple of years ago. As a result, she has turned to dancing in the street, using the rush and the danger of illegal street dance competitions to fill the void in her life. Her group, the 410, has developed the reputation as the best dance crew in all of Baltimore. Her guardian tries to send her to Texas, away from the crime and gang activity of Baltimore, but her best friend convinces her to try out for the Maryland School of the Arts. When she gets in, her guardian reluctantly allows her to stay, due to the quality of the education. Chase, the brother of the school's director, befriends Andie and a romance seems to be on the horizon. However, the 410 kicks Andie out when she misses too many rehearsals due to her school work. With the help of Chase, Andie decides to form her own crew, using other street dancers who got into the MSA. Chase secures studio space on school property, and they secretly rehearse at night when no one is around. They aim to join the illegal dance competition, The Streets, and beat the 410. They prank the 410 and put it on YouTube to prove their dedication to the illegality necessary to compete. However, this prank results in two terrible things: they track down and relentlessly beat up Chase, and they trash Andie's school, causing her expulsion. When The Streets finally arrives, Andie, without the support of her family or school, must prove once and for all her worth on the dance floor.
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Best part of story, including ending:
As far as dance movies go, this one is well-shot with a few compelling dance sequences and a charismatic leading lady. Fans of the genre should be pleased.
Best scene in story:
The opening dance sequence, alongside Channing Tatum, employs trampolines that emerge from the floor of the club. It's pretty cool to see.
Opinion about the main character:
Andie is the stereotypical dance movie lead performer, not really standing out from others too much, except that Evigan has more charisma than most.