Set in 1960 in a Pittsburgh immigrant community, Hill Dancers tells its story through choral music and live action placed into Doug Cooper’s drawings of Pittsburgh’s industrial landscapes. Grace is a devout eldest daughter who loves to dance ballet on her porch to her muse, the sacred music of her church. Her father runs a back-yard auto repair. Grace becomes infatuated with a young man who drives a convertible and loves Doo-Wop. In a series of downhill chases and dances, the movie shows their brief romance.