Step Up (franchise)

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Step Up
Created byDuane Adler
Original workStep Up (2006)
OwnerLions Gate Entertainment
Films and television
Film(s)List of films
Television seriesStep Up (2018–present)

Step Up (alternatively titled Sexy Dance in French, Chinese, and Canadian territories) is an American romantic dance film multi-media franchise created by Duane Adler for the first film in the series, Step Up (2006). The franchise includes six films and a television series. The series has received generally mixed reviews from critics. It has grossed a collective total of $651 million.


Main series[edit]

Step Up (2006)[edit]

Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up-and-coming dancer, Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan).

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)[edit]

Romantic sparks occur between two dance students (Andie and Chase) from very different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

Step Up 3D (2010)[edit]

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

Step Up Revolution (2012)[edit]

A group of flash mob dancers led by Sean (Ryan Guzman) and the daughter of a hotel tycoon, Emily (Kathryn McCormick), attempt to save a Miami strip populated by a tight-knit community from being developed into hotels.

Step Up: All In (2014)[edit]

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

International film[edit]

Step Up: Year of the Dance (2019)[edit]

Step Up: Year of the Dance is a 2019 Chinese film directed by Ron Yuan. Youth from different social classes in Beijing come together to form China's best dance crew and learn what it really means to be family. It was released in theaters internationally on June 26, 2019, and in the U.S. on digitally on January 21, 2020.[1]

Film U.S. release date Director Screenwriter(s) Producer(s)
Main series
Step Up August 11, 2006 (2006-08-11) Anne Fletcher Duane Adler & Melissa Rosenberg Erik Feig, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot & Patrick Wachsberger
Step Up 2: The Streets February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) Jon M. Chu Karen Barna & Toni Ann Johnson
Step Up 3D August 6, 2010 (2010-08-06) Emily Meyer & Amy Andelson
Step Up Revolution July 27, 2012 (2012-07-27) Scott Speer Amanda Brody
Step Up: All In August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08) Trish Sie John Swetnam
International film
Step Up: Year of the Dance January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21) Ron Yuan Wendy Li Zeng Tian, Jon M. Chu, Adam Shankman, Dede Nickerson & Jennifer Gibgot


SeriesSeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNetworkShowrunner(s)Status
Step Up110January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31)YouTube RedHolly SorensenReleased
210March 20, 2019 (2019-03-20)YouTube Premium
310[2]TBAStarzTBAIn production

Step Up (2018–present)[edit]

A television series is based on the film series simply titled Step Up: High Water was released on January 31, 2018 on YouTube Red.[3] YouTube renewed the series for a second season in May 2018,[4] premiering on March 20, 2019.[5]

The series was cancelled after two seasons in August 2019, but in May 2020, the series was announced to have been renewed and picked up for third season on Starz. It is also renamed as Step Up in this season.[2]

Principal cast[edit]

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Characters Films Television series
Step Up Step Up 2 The Streets Step Up 3D Step Up Revolution Step Up: All In High Water Season 3
2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2018 2019 2023
Tyler Gage Channing Tatum
Nora Clark Jenna Dewan
Miles Darby Mario
Lucy Avila Drew Sidora
Camille Gage Alyson Stoner Alyson Stoner Alyson Stoner
Andrea "Andie" West Briana Evigan Briana Evigan
Chase Collins Robert Hoffman
Robert "Moose" Alexander III Adam G. Sevani
Jenny Kido Mari Koda
Hair Chris Scott
Monster Luis Rosado Luis Rosado
Cable Harry Shum, Jr.
Blake Collins Will Kemp
Sophie Donovan Cassie Ventura
Vladd Chadd "Madd Chadd" Smith
Jason Hardlerson Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Martin Santiago Martin Lombard Martin Lombard
Marcos Santiago Facundo Lombard Facundo Lombard
Luke Katcher Rick Malambri
Natalie Sharni Vinson
Julien Joe Slaughter
Sean Asa Ryan Guzman
Eddy Misha Gabriel
Emily Anderson Kathryn McCormick
William "Bill" Anderson Peter Gallagher
Violet Parris Goebel
Alexxa Brava Izabella Miko
Jasper Stephen "Stevo" Jones
Janelle Baker Lauryn McClain
Tal Baker Petrice Jones Keiynan Lonsdale
Dondre Hall Marcus Mitchell
Rigo Octavio Terrence Green
Davis Jimenez Carlito Olivero
Odalie Allen Jade Chynoweth
Poppy Martinez Kendra Oyesanya
King Eric Graise
Al Baker Faizon Love
Collette Jones Naya Rivera Christina Milian
Sage Odom Ne-Yo
Marquise Howard Terayle Hill
Erin Tricia Helfer
Angel Rebbi Rose
Cruz Enrique Murciano

Additional crew and production details[edit]

Crew / detail Film
Step Up Step Up 2: The Streets Step Up 3D Step Up Revolution Step Up: All In
2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Composer Aaron Zigman Bear McCreary Aaron Zigman Jeff Cardoni
Editor(s) Nancy Richardson Andrew Marcus & Nicholas Erasmus Andrew Marcus Avi Youabian & Matthew Friedman Niven Howie
Cinematographer Michael Seresin Max Malkin Ken Seng Karsten Gopinath Brian Pearson
Production companies Touchstone Pictures
Summit Entertainment
Offspring Entertainment
Summit Entertainment
Offspring Entertainment
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Lionsgate Films
Running time 103 minutes 98 minutes 107 minutes 99 minutes 112 minutes


Box office[edit]

Film U.S. release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget Reference
North America Outside North America Worldwide All time North America
Main series
Step Up August 11, 2006 $65,328,121 $48,866,726 $114,194,847 #931 $12 million [6]
Step Up 2: The Streets February 14, 2008 $58,017,783 $92,798,917 $150,816,700 #1083 $17.5 million [7][8]
Step Up 3D August 6, 2010 $42,400,223 $116,891,586 $159,291,809 #1526 $30 million [9]
Step Up Revolution July 27, 2012 $35,074,677 $105,396,069 $140,470,746 #1862 $33 million [10]
Step Up: All In August 8, 2014 $14,904,384 $71,261,262 $86,165,646 $35 million [11]
International film
Step Up: Year of the Dance January 21, 2020 $388,518 $388,518 [12]
Total $215,725,188 $435,603,078 $651,328,266 $127.5 million [13]
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Critical and public response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[14]
Step Up 20% (105 reviews)[15] 48 (23 reviews)[16] A-
Step Up 2: The Streets 27% (63 reviews)[17] 50 (20 reviews)[18] A-
Step Up 3D 47% (120 reviews)[19] 45 (23 reviews)[20] B+
Step Up Revolution 41% (98 reviews)[21] 43 (22 reviews)[22] B+
Step Up: All In 42% (52 reviews)[23] 45 (17 reviews)[24] B+

Other media[edit]

Live show[edit]

Step Up: Dubai, All In! was inspired by the film series. The live show opened at Motiongate Dubai in 2016.[citation needed]


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  3. ^ Petski, Denise (December 19, 2017). "'Step Up: High Water': Trailer & Premiere Date For YouTube Red Series Based On Film Franchise". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (May 22, 2018). "'Step Up: High Water' Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 24, 2019). "'Step Up: High Water': First Look At Season 2 Of YouTube Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
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  9. ^ "Step Up 3D (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Step Up Revolution (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Step Up: All In (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2014.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Step Up: Year of the Dance (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  13. ^ "Step Up Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Archived from the original on April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  15. ^ "Step Up". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  16. ^ "Step Up Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  17. ^ "Step Up 2: The Streets". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  18. ^ "Step Up 2: The Streets Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  19. ^ "Step Up 3D". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  20. ^ "Step Up 3D Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  21. ^ "Step Up Revolution". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  22. ^ "Step Up Revolution Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  23. ^ "Step Up: All In". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  24. ^ "Step Up: All In Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 7, 2014.

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