DJ, a street dancer from L.A., enrolls in the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia in order to bypass juvenile hall.
At Truth, the troubled 19-year-old joins a struggling fraternity, which competes among others in a serious step dancing competition. DJ helps his fraternity by bringing fresh new moves to their team.
Just when DJ thought he got away from gangs, DJ (Columbus Short) becomes the other competing fraternity’s core rival.
DJ tries to juggle the weight of the step championship, his troubled past and the death of his brother, all while trying to, in quite proverbial fashion, “get the girl” (Meagan Good).
Comparatively, both Drum Line (subtract the drums and add more stepping), and Save the Last Dance (change the characters around a bit) fit in the same boat. All in all, it’s a must see for dance enthusiasts.
This romantic drama is directed by Sylvian White (I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer) and choreographer Dave Scott II, who also choreographed the dance movie, You Got Served.
Extras for both the DVD and Blu-Ray are the same. They include a making of the film sequence, scene specific audio commentary of the editor, director and cinematographer, a few extended dance scenes, a deleted scene and a gag-reel of line mess-ups and dance fumbles.
Audio for Stomp the Yard include English and French-Parisian, and subtitles in English, French-Parisian, Latin-Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.
"Stomp the Yard" is 114 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence as well as language. The romantic drama that is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.