Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Step Up contains references to gang violence, racial unrest, and tragedies resulting from a life of poverty. Social classes are prevalent (the "privileged" and the "poor"), and lies and betrayal are part of the storyline. Tyler comes from a low-income foster home, and his life is all about parties, thugs, and criminal behavior, including a run-in with a chop-shop owner. There's some profanity and sexual innuendo.
Innuendoes throughout; budding romances between Tyler/Jenna and others; one student's use of synthesizers is likened to masturbation.
Gang violence, street thugs, Tyler and his buddies trash the school.
A few uses of "s--t," plus "damn," "hell," and the like.
Lying, betrayal, partying, criminal and rebellious activities; messages about teenage self-improvement.
Drugs / Tobacco /
References to drugs/alcohol throughout.