Stomp the Yard and the End of the Dance Flick

September 27, 2008

Stomp the Yard is an unassuming film about a young man, played by Columbus Short, who finds a family of brotherhood through stepping at a southern, black university. Stomp the Yard is a Dance Flick, but it isn’t only a Dance Flick.  It’s a good dance flick; the best I’ve ever seen. When Stomp the Yard was over I realized the Dance Flick is an established genre in Hollywood with its own rules and requirements, much like the Scary Movie or the Romantic Comedy. What defines the Dance Flick, I wondered, and how did Stomp the Yard do it so well?

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