Step Up: High Water

Dance Academy may be leaving Netflix today, but YouTube Red is about to step up its dance show game. Literally.

Step Up: High Water, the new show based on the popular movie franchise, will premiere on Jan. 31, EW can reveal along with the exclusive first trailer above. And, in addition to some killer moves, the clip features all the must-have lines for the Step Up franchise: “I just wanted to dance,” “You ain’t from these streets,” “Haven’t you ever wanted something so much that you had to go for it no matter what it took?” and, of course, “Five, six, seven, eight!”

The 10-episode drama revolves around a group of students at High Water, a prestigious contemporary performing arts school in Atlanta. Singer Ne-Yo stars as Sage Odom, the founder of the school, while Glee‘s Naya Rivera plays Collette, a former dancer turned administrator “whose passion for her students is only matched by her history with Sage and secrets of her own,” according to YouTube.

Original Step Up stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum join the 2006 film’s producers Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, and Meredith Milton, to produce the series. Make It Or Break It‘s Holly Sorensen serves as creator, executive producer, and showrunner.

The series will also feature original music.

Step Up: High Water premieres Jan. 31 on YouTube Red.

Step Up: High Water
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