Step Up (film) Hip-hop dancing rebel Tyler Gage has grown up all his life on the streets, and he knows he is unlikely to ever make it out of there. But after a brush with the law lands Tyler with a community-service gig at the city’s Maryland School of the Arts, everything changes. He meets Nora, the school’s prima ballerina, an alluring diva who is desperately searching for someone to replace her injured partner before the school’s all-important Senior Showcase. Spying Tyler’s moves, Nora can’t help but notice he’s got a raw but natural gift. She decides to take a chance on Tyler, but as they begin to train, the tension between them, and their polar-opposite backgrounds, skyrockets. The only thing standing between Tyler and the void are his dreams of making it off the streets—and the only thing standing in the way of Nora’s obviously brilliant future is the Senior Showcase. Now, with everything on the line, Tyler will have just one performance to prove to Nora, and to himself, that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined. Released on August 11, 2006. A Touchstone Pictures/Summit Entertainment film. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Stars Channing Tatum (Tyler Gage), Jenna Dewan (Nora Clark), Damaine Radcliff (Mac Carter), De’Shawn Washington (Skinny Carter), Mario (Miles Darby), Drew Sidora (Lucy Avila), Rachel Griffiths (Director Gordon), Josh Henderson (Brett Dolan). 103 min. Filmed in CinemaScope on location in Baltimore.