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In the all-new Lifetime docu-series "Step It Up", Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT). Traci's competitiveness, especially her fierce rivalry with "Bring It!'s" Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, leads her to use unconventional methods to motivate her co-ed dance team. For this company, the biggest competition isn't other teams; it's each other, as they must dance their hearts out to earn a coveted spot in a high-stakes performance each week. "Step It Up" (#StepItUp), premieres Friday, September 25, at 10pm ET/PT following the "Bring It!" season finale.The following week, the series moves to its regular time period airing on Friday, October 2 at 9pm ET/PT. Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, the YCDT dancers push themselves to the limit to perform at high-profile events. Traci's tough, no-nonsense attitude prepares her meticulously trained and always-on-point dancers, who vary in age, for the myriad dance genres they face, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, West African and hip-hop.
Traci Young-Byron is the hard-hitting and uncompromising director of the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT), a dance school of Miami's best dancers. YCDT will embark on the toughest dance season as her cadre of dancers try to stake their claim as the best dance team in Miami. When the elite Icon Talent Agency taps Traci to pick the best of the best to audition for their agency, the stakes are higher than ever as her students vie for a once in a lifetime shot to propel themselves to the next level of fame.
The dancers from the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT) are headlining a big July 4th event and its director, Traci Young-Byron, decides to take a risk and allow both her Repertory and Company to perform. But when her intermediate dancers struggle to keep up and one of her principal Repertory dancers fails to show up to the event on time, it threatens to ruin the entire performance.
This week, Traci Young-Byron's YCDT dancers have been invited to audition for musical artist, Kiddie Garcia, in an exclusive concert showcase. Traci decides to only use only her top-tier Repertory dancers. Diaunte, one of her Company dancers, feels frustrated that he won't get a chance to perform. Meanwhile, Janae not only struggles with falling out of favor with Traci for being late to last week's performance, but she is also clashing at home with her overbearing mother Tamieka, who thinks Janae needs to 'step it up' at home.
Traci throws the dancers of YCDT for a loop when she announces only those who can do a triple pirouette can audition for the honor of performing for some of the biggest dignitaries in Miami. Diaunte struggles to nail the move and fears he will lose his shot while repertory members Jakirah and Antonio go toe-to-toe for a spot in the performance. But dancing takes a back-seat when Traci and Jean gets some startling news when they discuss starting a family.
It's the toughest week yet for YCDT when Traci announces they have two back-to-back performances at Busch Gardens and Little Haiti Cultural Center. Jakirah breaks down when Traci criticizes her lack of technique and worries she won't make the cuts for the most important week in the season thus far.
This week, Traci takes time to rehearse with the Company for the upcoming Rep auditions while the YCDT Repertory dancers are working hard to prepare for a music video audition for international singing sensation, Victoria. Choreographer Jordan is putting the team through difficult drills and Jakirah struggles to keep up. Meanwhile, after months of construction, Traci worries that her studio will never be finished.
The dancers must walk the runway and perform at a fashion show for designer Tebo Dambe; Icon Talent Agency holds auditions to sign new dancers.
Rep and company must perform a very personal liturgical dance; Traci and the alumni judges test the dancers with a freestyle routine.
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