Janey has been taking both gymnastics and dance classes for ten years. After a spectacular break-up with a co-worker, Eun-jin shares a cab ride with Kim Hyeon-seok, a nerdish, awkward young man. When Jeff answers yes he is instructed to do so, job be damned. Her beacon of hope comes in sixteen year-old Eva, a talented pianist disillusioned by the life her mother imposes upon her. Sands, corners Jeff and tells him that if Natalie doesn't win, his father will lose his job. When she goes to her father to complain, he finally puts his foot down and tells his spoiled child to shut up, to her amazement. She runs upstairs to make the beginning of the show, embracing and kissing Jeff as she arrives.
Natalie is furious and begins to berate her partner over costing her the contest. Janey and Jeff have become close through their rehearsals. Her father, furious, storms out of the house, on the way to the studio. . When Janey spots her father in the studio, she thinks she's in for trouble, but nothing could be further from the truth as he is extremely proud of her.
However, that changes when her little brother brings her a message that Jeff will compete and she employs Lynne to get her out of the house undetected. They make copies of her invitation provided by Jeff's best friend Drew and pass them out to strangers all over town. An unlikely relationship is formed between the two and Eva becomes an obsession to Laura. Once he finally gets his son to talk, he simply asks if he can win the contest. Her mood quickly matches his when she arrives home and sneaks in the house only to find that her father has installed a security system. As of 2018, the film has not been made.
After all of the dancers are done, the decision comes back: there is a tie between Janey and Jeff and Natalie and her partner. The show begins and the competition is underway. Despite Jeff's natural ability to dance, he has never taken a class. At the auditions, an enemy is made of spoiled rich girl Natalie Sands when she rudely parks her car where Lynne is walking. The two butt heads initially due to their disparate upbringings. Midway through the show, Janey's family turns to the contest on the television and sees her dancing.
Once Lynne arrives, Janey cuts the wires to the security system and escapes the clutches of the guard dog. However, Janey is still on restriction and doesn't know Jeff has changed his mind. Jeff and Drew attend the party and watch the chaos ensue when all of the extra invited people show up as do Lynne, Janey and Jeff's sister Maggie , watching from the window. Against all odds, they begin a courtship and eventually decide to get married. On Jeff's return, a fight ensues and after Jeff sucker punches the much larger man they run out of the club together.
This puts him in a bad mood and he fights with Janey when he arrives at rehearsal. One night, he tells her to meet him not at the rehearsal studio but at a club. Natalie goes first and when done, strolls off the stage proudly, believing she's won. What she finds out, however, is something else altogether. After Robert nixes the idea of her traveling to downtown Chicago to try out, Janey accompanies Lynne to the auditions anyway.
Helping them to get off on the wrong foot is also Janey's inability to practice when it's convenient for Jeff. The song and the accompanying music video brought Alex some momentary fame during the time of the movie's release. An excellent opportunity for both girls to get back at Natalie presents itself when Jeff is invited to her coming out party. This is an easy feat considering that her father owns the company that Jeff's father works for. They finally kiss before she excitedly runs inside.
Jeff loves to dance although his father is drilling him to go to trade school and is following his heart instead of his father's wishes. He then grounds her for her continuous deception, making it virtually impossible for her to attend the dance contest finals. One day, Natalie's father, J. The auditions are going well until Lynne's partner gets her cut it is later found out that Natalie paid him to have her kicked out. She convinces her father to become more involved in insuring her win. When the judges deliberate again, the decision is unanimous: Jeff and Janey win! Instead a cover of the song by unknowns Deborah Galli, Tami Holbrook, and Meredith Marshall is featured.
When they arrive at the station, Janey makes the elevator up to the studio and Lynne doesn't. They are later paired once the final cut is made. Meanwhile, Janey's mother is in tears with pride as her younger brother cheers his sister on and Jeff's father watches the show from his neighborhood pub. Janey and a dreamboat named Jeff both shine, albeit partnered with others at first. Manipulation, denial and codependency fuel what ultimately becomes a fractured dynamic that can only sustain itself for so long. While they are enjoying some unstructured dance time, Jeff is taken away by a girl who locked her keys in her car.