For every type of dance, there's typically a movie released to support it. Stomp the Yard took the idea of stepping (or stomping), rhythmically pounding one's feet on the ground, and created an entire narrative behind it. A troubled youth living in LA moves to Atlanta for college and is soon courted by two of the university's top fraternities in the hopes he can help them win a step show competition.
Sure, it's not the most inspired subject matter, but with very few choices for dance movies in 2007, Stomp the Yard got the job done. It follows along with the typical dance movie blueprint – troubled youth makes good through dance – and it wasn't an outright hit when it released. But, Stomp the Yard still has some unique dance sequences, and that's really all that matters.