Friday, August 11th, at 7pm, Girls Inc will be guest speakers after the film.

“Step is life!” More than just a hobby for a trio of high school seniors at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, the step dance team represents an escape and an outlet, a way out, and a way to express themselves.

Step dance is a series of strong physical dance movements that gives women the opportunity to express their inner drive. Step is a moving chronicle of the trials and triumphs of visionary choreographer Blessin, overachieving introvert Cori and smart cookie Tayla as they prepare to be part of the school’s first-ever graduating class, and (fingers crossed) the first in their families to go to college. The key to their success and drive comes from stepping, which provides incomparable lessons in sisterhood, teamwork and having a winning attitude. But realizing their dreams of college admission and state championships amidst poverty, violence and adolescent temptations like boys and booze will require more than just fancy footwork. (USA, 2017, 83 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Amanda Lipitz)