David (OMARI GRANDBERRY) and Elgin (MARQUES HOUSTON) are best friends who lead a small group of people in various street dance contests overseen by local businessman Mr. Rad (STEVE HARVEY). Their crew is the best on the street and thus they feel they can easily take on a challenge by Wade (CHRISTOPHER JONES) and his dance team where the winners will take home $5,000.
Yet, when one of their own switches sides and gives Wade all of their dance moves, David and Elgin suddenly find themselves the losers. To make matters worse, things have become tense between the two.
For starters, Elgin isn't pleased that his sister, Liyah (JENNIFER FREEMAN), likes David and vice-versa. Then there's the fact that David wasn't there to stop some thugs from beating up Elgin while he was delivering some valuable "goods" for local crime boss, Emerald (MICHAEL "BEAR" TALIFERRO).
Liyah's friend, Beautiful (MEAGAN GOOD), and various dance team members including Rico (JARRELL HOUSTON), Rashaan (DREUX FREDERIC) and Vick (DeMARIO THORNTON) are in disbelief over the sudden rift in the group. From that point on, the two former friends must decide whether to put their differences aside so that they can compete in a lucrative competition and steal the street dancing crown back from Wade and his crew.