Desert dancer is a classic hero story wich is based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) who risked his life to follow his dream - to dance. Together with his friends, including Ealheh (Freida Pinto) Afshin start a secret dance group. Dance is a forbidden expression in Iran, so they illegally find different sites where they can learn new dance moves from giants like Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and many others. Together, the dance group plans a risky event when they want to set up a show in the desert, far away from the eyes of the military. But this decision will change their lives forever.