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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Lynell
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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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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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Daisy: Mrs. Bartlett says that since she quit she spends every day wondering about what would have happened if she'd stayed. Every day Chuy! I don't want to wonder I want to know!
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5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another in a long line of feel-good films wherein a down-and-out school team overcomes a variety of difficulties and rises to victory. In this case, it's a dance team, and the draw here of course are the many dance numbers strung throughout the course of plot and action.

In addition to the dance teacher played by Susan Egan, whose long list of credits is one with which I'm mostly unfamiliar, are actors who appear later in more familiar roles, most notably the two leads, Camille Guaty (TV's "Prison Break" and "The Nine") who plays a dance diva who, under the tutelage of Julliard washout Heather Bartlett (the aforementioned Susan Egan), learns to become a team player, and America Ferrera ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"), star of the current TV hit, "Ugly Betty". The other actor of note here is Miguel Sandoval (currently the district attorney on TV's "Medium") who plays the tough-because-he-has-to-be school principal.

Although fun to watch, this movie doesn't pack the emotional power of some of its more famous counterparts, but serves as a stepping stone for some young actresses to go on to greater things.


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