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Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  26 July 2002 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jhoanna Flores ...
Alyssa (as Joanna Flores)
Sabrina Wiener ...
Principal Zavala
Erik Alexander Gavica ...
Heather Bartlett
Ms. Kim
Alyssa's Mother
Alyssa's Father
Mr. Reyna
Anita Ortega ...
Mrs. Reyna
Ahmad Stoner ...


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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10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, the story is empowering and encouraging to those that need someone to believe in them. It's important for girls to have an outlet for their creative energy. The girls have great spirit, drive, and work hard for what they want, and that can be a deadly combo. While the girls make some errors in judgment going behind the teacher's back, the teacher shouldn't have let her issues hold back her encouraging the girls to succeed! Once the coach and the girls started working together they made a great team. they show what hard work talent and determination can get you. I was very impressed with this film and it's one of my favorites

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