Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. ... See full summary »
A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by
I think we lost focus on what this movie is about!
The movie is about dancing first. In the production notes it was indicated that it has been a long time since a movie like a Flashdance or DirtyDancing was made. And those movies did well.
And while this movie did touch on a lot of racial issues and never really addressed them fully I wasn't too disappointed about it. I never thought the character of Sarah acted outside herself. I never thought she was trying to be black (even some may have thought that).
I liked the movie for realness of Sarah and Derrick relationship. It did seem like a genuine attraction and not a physical attraction in which a lot of people get caught up in. And the dancing and music was off the hook I never thought this movie was meant to address the racial issues but to make people more aware of them.
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