After her dance crew vandalizes a subway station, her frustrated guardian sends her to the prestigious, and demanding, Maryland School of the Arts. She hates the entitled attitude of arrogant students like Chase Collins (Hoffman), and she no longer has time for her crew, the 410.When they finally kick her out, Chase suggests he and Andie join forces with a bunch of MSA outcasts (including one-to-watch Adam Sevani).‘Step Up 2 the Streets.’ A high school dancer is torn between her new friends and her old crew. After a cameo from original "Step Up" star Channing Tatum, the sequel introduces leads Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman. It may be set in gritty, graffiti-covered Baltimore, but it's also unabashedly earnest, completely predictable and packed with enough high-voltage dance scenes to make any audience applaud.At the time, it was somewhat therapeutic to write on the back of these napkins, and then when I left, when we finally got to L. GC: Robert Hoffman is me, right, and Ali Cobrin is Junie Hoang, and it’s funny because Junie has a little bit of celebrity in herself because she’s the girl who was taking on IMDB for posting her real age.Speaking of casting, the cast is very strong for ' Lap Dance.' What was the process like for casting?
Yep, Step Up definitely considered itself a gritty drama, but it still established the now-mandatory final dance competition/audition scene and, spoiler alert, Nora and Tyler absolutely kill it. The leading lady this time is Andie (Briana Evigan), who we learn via a cameo appearance by Channing Tatum, was once Tyler's foster sister.Andie's neighborhood friend, Tyler Gage, convinces Andie to audition for entry into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), an institution which ended up turning his life around for the better.Andie passes the audition but isn't sure she fits in there.But when the principal (a hilariously bored-looking Rachel Griffiths) agrees to let him do janitorial work to make amends, he meets the stiff, overachieving dancer Nora (Jenna Dewan, Tatum's future wife).From there the plot unfolds in a pretty expected way, with both Tyler and Nora inspiring each other to dance in new and more sensual ways.