Stomp the Yard

(2007)

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.

Another First Place Finish For ‘Stomp The Yard’

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‘Stomp The Yard’ Topples ‘Night At The Museum’ At The Box Office

After three weeks, there's a new box office champ - Stomp the Yard. The hip-hop dance drama took the top spot at theaters debuting with $22 million, notes Box Office Mojo. Columbus Short and Meagan Good star, along side R&B sensations Chris Brown and Ne-Yo.

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Columbus Short, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo Step Up In ‘Stomp the Yard’

The trio talk about working on their dance skills for the film.

After laughing it up on screen in last summer's hilarious comedy, Accepted, Columbus Short went back to his roots - dancing. He's starring in the new film, Stomp the Yard.

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‘Stomp the Yard’ Soundtrack Contest

Screen Gems and MySpace.com have come together to find the perfect recording artist to complete the movie soundtrack for Stomp the Yard. Full information is available at MySpace.com/StompTheYard.

The big break you have been waiting for has finally arrived! With Stomp the Yard's Soundtrack Contest you can have your song included on the official movie soundtrack!

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‘Steppin'’ Begins Production with Stars Columbus Short and Meagan Good

Steppin' follows the creative art of stepping where Fraternities and Sororities battle each other as a campus rivalry tradition. DJ Williams (Columbus Short) and his brother are expert street battle dancers in Los Angeles. After a particularly rough battle that results in his brother being killed, DJ moves to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo beautiful co-ed April Palmer (Meagan Good) are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity's effort to win a stepping competition. Steppin' also stars Def-Jam recording artist Ne-Yo, Brian J. White and Darrin Dewitt Henson.

Stepping is a modernized version of what was known as the African "Boot Dance". It has evolved to become a major aspect of Fraternities, Sororities and the African-American college experience. It was recently discovered by the art world and is now hailed as an important performance form. Stepping can not only be seen on college campuses and in major competitions, but its exposure is widening - it can now be seen in commercials, music videos, musicals, the Grammy's® (Kanye West's performance) and now movies. Steppin' is sure to capture the hearts of those who already love it and amaze the eyes of its new found fans.

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