Step Up 2: The Streets

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Step Up 2: The Streets (Touchstone Movie)

“Step Up 2: The Streets” is a dance drama film released in 2008, directed by Jon M. Chu. It is the second installment in the “Step Up” film series and features an exciting blend of urban dance styles, vibrant choreography, and a story of friendship and self-expression.

The film follows the journey of Andie West (Briana Evigan), a rebellious and talented street dancer who is struggling to find her place in the dance world after being kicked out of the Maryland School of Arts. Feeling disillusioned and disconnected, Andie forms her own dance crew called “The 410,” named after their Baltimore area code.

Andie’s new crew includes Chase Collins (Robert Hoffman), a talented dancer with a mysterious past, as well as several other diverse and skilled street dancers. Together, they take part in underground dance battles, where they showcase their creativity and passion for dance.

Amidst the dance battles, Andie crosses paths with Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum), the protagonist from the first “Step Up” film, who introduces her to the Maryland School of Arts’ exclusive “Street Dance Club.” The club is an underground dance group that blends different dance styles and encourages self-expression.

As Andie starts attending the dance club, she faces both challenges and opportunities to hone her skills and embrace her individuality. Along the way, she forms new friendships and discovers her potential as a dancer and artist.

“Step Up 2: The Streets” celebrates the power of dance as a means of self-expression and empowerment. It emphasizes the importance of embracing one’s identity and unique style while appreciating and learning from others’ perspectives and talents.

The film showcases impressive dance sequences and choreography, featuring a mix of street dance, hip-hop, and contemporary styles. The energetic performances and captivating visuals contribute to the film’s appeal, making it a thrilling watch for dance enthusiasts and general audiences alike.

Briana Evigan delivers a charismatic and dynamic performance as Andie, capturing the character’s fierce determination and passion for dance. The chemistry between the cast members adds depth and authenticity to the film, with Robert Hoffman’s portrayal of Chase adding an intriguing layer to the storyline.

“Step Up 2: The Streets” continues to be a beloved touchstone film for fans of the dance genre. It has inspired subsequent installments in the “Step Up” series and stands as a testament to the impact of dance and art in bringing people together and breaking down barriers.

Additional Details


  • Briana Evigan: Andrea “Andie” West
  • Robert Hoffman: Chase Collins
  • Adam Sevani: Robert “Moose” Alexander III
  • Will Kemp: Blake Collins
  • Cassie Ventura: Sophie Donovan
  • Christopher Scott: Hair
  • Harry Shum, Jr.: Cable
  • Janelle Cambridge: Fly
  • LaJon Dantzler: Smiles
  • Luis Rosado: Monster
  • Mari Koda: Jenny Kido
  • Sonja Sohn: Sarah
  • Black Thomas: Tuck
  • Telisha Shaw: Felicia
  • Danielle Polanco: Melissa “Missy” Serrano
  • Channing Tatum: Tyler Gage


  • Director: Jon Chu
  • Producers: Erik Feig, Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman, Patrick Wachsberger
  • Writers: Toni Ann Johnston and Karen Barna

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