When DJ (Columbus Short), a troubled youth from Los Angeles, moves to Atlanta to attend Truth University, he discovers “stepping,” the age-old style of dance traditionally done in African-American Fraternities, where teams demonstrate complex moves and create rhythmic sounds by using their bodies. DJ's raw talent and hip-hop inspired moves quickly place him at the center of a fierce rivalry between two fraternities, the winner of which will be determined in front of a sold-out arena at the annual stepping championships. But before he can help his teammates, he must battle his own demons and learn the true meaning of brotherhood.
A compelling drama about the quest for individuality and the power of fraternity, Stomp the Yard features some of the most original and exhilarating dance performances ever filmed. Starring Columbus Short (Save the Last Dance 2, Accepted) and Meagan Good (Waist Deep, Roll Bounce), Stomp the Yard is directed by award-winning music video and commercial director Sylvain White (I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer), who brings his innovative visual style and explosive energy to the production.