The plotline of Step Up 2 is thinly held together by a short appearance from Channing Tatum who starred in the first installment. I use the word ‘installment’ here because the franchise is soon to be a trilogy in 2010 [why?]. Anyways, Step Up is centered around a school in Baltimore called Maryland School of the Arts (MSA) which is based on a real school called Baltimore School of the Arts (BSA). In this movie, MSA is planning to build a ‘new building’ and they are attempting to raise money for this move.
The building that they are raising money in order to construct is in fact the already-in-existence Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art, which has nothing to do with the movie at all. In addition to this strange fundraiser for a building, which already exists, the actual event takes place in the MICA Main Building, which is located across the street from the Brown Center.