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Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 July 2002
A school dance team get a new lease of life thanks to a teacher who lets them in on the secret of Latin rhythms for a big competition.

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Daisy
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Yolanda
Jhoanna Flores ...
Alyssa (as Joanna Flores)
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Erik Alexander Gavica ...
Chuy
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Heather Bartlett
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Ms. Kim
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Alyssa's Mother
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Mr. Reyna
Anita Ortega ...
Mrs. Reyna
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Lynell
Ahmad Stoner ...
Gomez
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This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and are able to win; not only to themselves, but to their parents and coach. Using the chant "si, se puede" or "yes, I can" the Dance team builds their confidence to perform. Written by Anonymous

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Yes We Can!

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This is one of only a few 'based on a true story' movies that the Disney Channel has ever created. See more »

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Esmerelda is wearing a striped shirt in the scene with the music box. In the office, it's a different shirt, yet in the next shot, she's wearing the striped shirt again. See more »

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Chuy: What about our plans?
Daisy: I'm 15! I don't want to be all settled!
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A good movie with Spanish culture in it!
27 July 2002 | by (Brentwood, California) – See all my reviews

This movie has a lot of Spanish and Hispanic people in it. Even though the movie is centered on dance and cheer leading, it still has a great story to tell. The choreography was very well taught and learned. The dancers in the film which are also the actresses perform just as professionals do. One of the flaws that I saw was that in the movie, the characters are supposed to be playing 9th graders, when they look like they are 18 or 19. But other than that, it has a good story to it with a moral, is sad in some spots and witty in some. If you are a girl, you will especially like it. It teaches you about dance and different moves and how to prepare. It was much better than I thought and was not boring. I am very glad that the Disney Channel took the time to make a movie that has some Spanish culture in it and a little more variety. It is the typical Disney Channel movie length and about what you'd expect. It also takes place in southern California. After seeing it I would have to give it an 8.5 out of 10. I do recommend it.


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