The BEST Episodes of Step Up: High Water

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020

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Welcome to Atlanta, home of High Water— the city's most cutthroat performing arts school. When twins Tal and Janelle relocate from Ohio, they find themselves thrust into a world where every move is a test. As they attempt to navigate their new world— on and off the dance floor— they’ll discover just how deep they’re willing to dig to realize their dreams and seize their moment.


#1 - Improvisation

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

With the tour just four days away, the dancers make final preparations for their big opening night. Poppy’s mom visits High Water for the first time. Tal learns some shocking news from Zo. Rigo gets some help with his dance routine from an unlikely source. Odalie takes a last desperate step. Sage and Collette make a series of stunning final moves to assure the tour’s success.

star 8.24
17 votes

#2 -

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Sage’s troubles start trending, and Dondre discovers Janelle’s been keeping a secret from him.

star 8.13
93 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman, William H. Brown

#3 - Form

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Nine and King develop plans to take Rigo’s music to the next level while Rigo’s ties to the streets continue to put a strain on his music and his relationship with Poppy. Meanwhile, Odalie and Davis hit hard times and tension between Tal and Zo grows as Sage heats things up in preparation for the tour.

star 8.11
18 votes

#4 - Isolations

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Tal learns a devastating family secret. Sage and the tour dancers build a risky new concept from the ground up. Nine helps Rigo deal with his feelings about Poppy through music, just as Poppy and Dondre confront their feelings for each other.

star 8.10
20 votes

#5 - Attitude

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Odalie, with the help of Davis, attempts to work through a debilitating injury and preserve her spot on tour as Tal tries to assuage himself of his guilt and earn Odalie's forgiveness. As Rigo's star rises, he struggles to keep the peace amongst his friends and decipher who to trust. Meanwhile, Dondre finally meets the real Sage Odom.

star 8.00
16 votes
Dance Craze

#6 - Dance Craze

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Tensions flare at Dondre and Janelle’s over-the-top party, while Johnny forces Tal to face the truth about who he is.

star 7.98
42 votes
Directors: Nzingha Stewart
Writers: William H. Brown

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

After their mother is arrested, twins Janelle and Tal are sent to live with their Uncle Al in Atlanta. Janelle learns about a performing arts school, High Water, in their new neighborhood, which may just change everything.

star 7.93
56 votes
Directors: Adam Shankman
Writers: Holly Sorensen

#8 - Precision

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

With Sage’s tour opening in barely two months, Tal, Dondre, Poppy, and Odalie realize just how hard they’ll have to push themselves if they want to truly become a professional dance squad. East-O’s sudden death leaves Rigo with questions and a challenge to his father’s throne in the form of his prodigal Uncle Matty, while Sage surprises Collette by bringing in a frenemy from her past to run point on the tour.

star 7.90
21 votes

#9 - Vogue

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

When the tour dancers are unable to let loose during an erotic dance routine, Sage demands that they go on a journey to find their sexy. Things start to get hot and heavy with Dondre and Poppy. Sage and Rigo go head-to-head.

star 7.90
20 votes

#10 - Splits

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

The budding rivalry between Tal and Zo comes to a head at Dondre’s Lit Luau. Odalie brings Davis to the suburbs to meet her parents. Rigo gets an offer from Uncle Matty that puts his relationship with Marquise in jeopardy.

star 7.89
18 votes

#11 - Hip-Hopera

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

The tour begins! Sage and the dancers take the stage on opening night in Atlanta. Dondre learns a secret that changes everything between him and Poppy. Rigo learns the truth about the death of his father. Odalie has her moment to shine. Uncle Al has a huge surprise for Davis and Justin. Sage has a dramatic proposal for Collette. A shocking return from his past astonishes Tal.

star 7.89
18 votes
The Running Man

#12 - The Running Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Tal fights to keep up with his new classmates, Sage makes an unexpected announcement, and Davis is faced with a family issue that could derail his future.

star 7.85
39 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Hadjii

#13 - Duets

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Odalie finds out why Davis has been skipping class, King’s loyalties are torn, and Tal finally makes a move on his crush.

star 7.82
50 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Rochée Jeffery, Thembi L. Banks

#14 - Two-Step

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Sage Odom’s tour auditions are underway, Uncle Al tries to save the twins, and Collette and East-O’s turbulent past comes to a head.

star 7.74
39 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Holly Sorenson, William H. Brown

#15 - Ensemble

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Poppy and Janelle open up to one another, as Rigo and Dondre grapple with the events of the party.

star 7.74
35 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman

#16 - Choreography

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Rigo goes viral and King makes a big reveal to Poppy.

star 7.74
31 votes
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman, Holly Sorenson

#17 - Shuffle

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Janelle and Dondre can’t seem to hide their true feelings, while alliances at High Water are challenged.

star 7.73
37 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Jerica Lieberman, Molly Kate Margraf

#18 - Solo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

Janelle struggles at her High Water audition after she’s forced outside her comfort zone, while Tal confronts his bullies.

star 7.67
42 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Rochée Jeffery, Thembi L. Banks

#19 - Azonto

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

With Rigo's song about her going viral, Poppy is left with no choice but to respond. Collette takes full control of the tour while Sage is away. Davis helps Uncle Al outside of work.

star 7.53
17 votes

#20 - Inversion

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

As Nine pushes Sage to tone down his ambitions, Collette takes him on a trip down memory lane to rediscover his artistic roots. Odalie struggles to find balance in both her love life and her dance. Zo takes Tal out for the night of his life... with unforeseen consequences.

star 7.50
22 votes