A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world’s best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father, however, has other ideas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behaviour, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles, originally written for white dancers, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or the Royal Ballet in London.
At Mr. Rad’s Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers – and their moves – two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil’ Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.
In the sweltering heat of the deep south, Slim Manning, a topless club owner, wants a better life for his teenage daughter, Tracy. There’s only one problem. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Audrey, a topless dancer at Slim’s club. Slim (now estranged from Audrey)will not stand for it, until Tracy, now eighteen, threatens to go to a tougher, more exotic club down the street. But Slim has a terrifying secret that Audrey and Tracy don’t know. Two dancers from his club have been found brutally murdered. The local Sheriff has warned Slim that the towns topless clubs are the stalking grounds for this new savage killer. Slim suddenly must open the closet to his past, dusting off his military sniper rifle to face not only a shadowy murderer, but the fundamentalist religious forces and underworld thugs of a small southern town threatening to rip his world apart. Written by Selig, M.D.