Toni Ann Johnson
Andie is a spunky young women who is from one of Baltimore's grittiest neighborhoods. Her dance ability, which has been forged in fire on the streets, lands her in a prestigious performing arts school. There, she struggles to fit in. Her classmates are in awe of her talent and catches the eye of Chase, a guy from a privileged family. He becomes captivated by Andie's street dance moves and genuine heart.
In August of 1991, an African American boy was accidentally killed by a car driven by a Hasidic Jewish man in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. For the following three days, the Heights experienced murder, riots and racial tensions. The efforts of an African American youth leader and a Hasidic rabbi bring the polarized communities together. During this time, two teens, Yudi Simon and T.J. Moses forge a friendship based on a mutual love of rap...