Step documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.
"As you watch Step, you may be reminded of familiar popular fare, from Stomp the Yard to Glee, from Bring it On to Pitch Perfect. But, these aren’t actors and their happy ending is by no means guaranteed. In fact, for some it’s a very long shot indeed.... As the Lethal Ladies know in their hearts and demonstrate through their dance, 'If you come together with a group of powerful women, the impact will be immense.'" — Alexandra MacAaron, Women's Voices for Change