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Center Stage (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 12 May 2000 (USA)
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.

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Jody
Christine Dunham ...
Audition Teacher
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Laura Hicks ...
Nervous Mother
Barbara Caruso ...
ABA Scout
Jeff Hayenga ...
ABA Scout (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
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Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
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Thomas
Karen Shallo ...
Mother at Audition
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Eva's Friend
Giselle Daly ...
Eva's Friend
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Maureen
Shakiem Evans ...
Erik (as Shakiem Evens)
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The education of three young students, Jodie, Eva and Maureen, as they study at the American Ballet Academy. Life isn't what they expected at the esteemed ABA, and all three face problems along the road. Jodie doesn't have the "ideal" body for dancing, Eva doesn't have the right attitude, and Maureen doesn't have the heart. Along the way, they learn that love can be found in unlikely places, and dancing should be a passion, not a duty. Written by the lexster

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Life doesn't hold tryouts.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,604,621 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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$17,174,870 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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The name Jody Sawyer is a reference to 42nd Street (1933)'s, Peggy Sawyer. See more »

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The audience that watch the students' performance at the end of the movie is exactly the same as when the students go to watch the ballet at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Instructor: Just dance the shit out of there!
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Followed by Center Stage: On Pointe (2016) See more »

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Granada, Opus 47, Nr. 1
Music by Isaac Albéniz
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Very fresh and great entertainment!

What can you say about a movie that not only makes you want to get up and dance yourself, but one that keeps you hanging on every dance step and word? Perhaps fabulous. While everyone was running off to see the spring Block Buster Gladiator, I was watching the sneak preview of Center Stage, along with 300 to 400 others. The chemistry between these first time movie actors was just amazing. That dancing was breathtaking and the plot was wonderful. It was full of surprises and excitement. Had to be my favorite movie in the last couple of years. There was barely any language and a bit of sex, but it was appropriate for the story line. This is a movie for everyone young and old. It is a must see in the theater, and I promise you it will get your heart pumping!


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