“They come home to no lights, not having food in the refrigerator, not having a refrigerator at all. But when they come to step practice, all those things are erased out of their minds so they can make it through life!”

Based on this trailer, “STEP” is definitely a must see.

The feature-length documentary, developed and directed by award-winning producer and filmmaker Amanda Lipitz, follows the senior year of a Baltimore girls’ high school step dance team as each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college.

“STEP was made as a tribute to the bravery and conviction of the young women in the film and to the courage they demonstrated in their willingness to share their story,” Amanda Lipitz said in an interview with Variety. “We hope that the heroes of STEP will inspire girls everywhere to do what they have done, which is to prove that nothing is impossible when you surround yourself with a group of powerful women.”

Film synopsis…

Baltimore is a city that is fighting to save its youth. The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women is attempting to rectify the struggle that young girls endure to be successful in school despite their home life and the influence of their Baltimore community. This documentary chronicles the trials and triumphs of the Senior girls on the high school’s Dance Team as they prepare to be the first graduating class of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. STEP is more than just a hobby for these girls, it is the outlet that keeps them united and fighting for their goals. 

STEP is in theaters nationwide starting August 4. For updates follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram