Scott Kendall is an exceptional young ballroom dancer in Australia. His parents were ballroom dancers before him, and they now own a ballroom dance studio. Fran is a beginning dancer. Scott has recently lost his dance partner, Liz. She left him at the last competition, after Scott started dancing his own non-federation steps. Scott wants to dance his way, but he was also raised to win, so he is conflicted. He needs a partner for the upcoming Pan Pacific competition, but Fran is not what he had in mind.