DJ Williams is an amazing underground street dancer who is having trouble fitting in among the wealthier students at his new university—until he discovers that his fraternity participates in stepping competitions. Approaching the clash of classical and street from a fresh angle, Stomp the Yard brings step-dancing, rooted in rituals of historically black fraternities and sororities, to vivid life through intricate choreography and intense camerawork. (2007, dir. Sylvain White, 109 min.)
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