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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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Yolanda
Jhoanna Flores ...
Alyssa (as Joanna Flores)
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Sabrina Wiener ...
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Principal Zavala
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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26 July 2002 (USA)  »

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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: This drop out is dropping back in.
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Former dropout dance student must face her past.
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dot.com failure brings a white computer tech to try something entirely different - teaching 9th grade biology at an inner-city school where she is also drafted to coach a mixed bag of girls for the school's dance team. Mostly unlikeable characters. These supposed 9th grade girls, with no formal dance background are molded by their reluctant new coach into talented dancers in just a few weeks. The character of the teacher wasn't believable. While wearing a bad wig with a style from the 60's, she exhibited mostly blank expressions while allowing these generally rude, disrespectful and obnoxious girls to walk all over her. The girls consistently were rewarded for awful behavior. The main character of the "tough girl" was so annoying my teenage daughter and I could hardly keep from smacking the TV set in response to her antics. All in all, we could not identify with any of the characters and felt that a bad example was set by every character including the principal! Disney - what were you thinking?


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