Step Up Revolution takes the tried-and-tested stale story. The film starts off with Sean (Ryan Guzman), the leader of a flash mob in Miami. Sean and his best friend Eddie (Misha Gabriel) have day jobs as waiters in a big hotel, while planning elaborate sequences for their team The Mob.
Sean falls for the pretty poor-little-rich-girl Emily who happens to be the daughter of the owner of the hotel Sean works for. Emily loves dancing but her father Bill Anderson wants her to join his real-estate business. Fed up of Emily’s obsession with dance, he gives her one last chance to prove herself.
Just as the romance between Sean and Emily starts brewing, Bill decides to spread his empire by creating a line of hotels near the coast. This would mean the destruction of many local businesses and houses, including Sean’s. Without disclosing her identity, Emily joins The Mob and decides to use their dance as a medium of protest and awareness.