Unable to afford the tuition needed to fund her private school education, Rayanna or Raya (Rutina Wesley) returns to her family home in the city while reluctantly re-evaluating her future. Upon learning that the top prize for an upcoming step-dancing competition is $50,000, Raya uses her impressive moves to earn a coveted slot in her good friend Bishop's (Dwain Murphy) predominantly male JSJ crew. Isolated from the local females due to jealousy and separated from her fellow dancers by gender, the ambitious dancer is subsequently kicked-off the team for showing off during a preliminary competition. Now, if Raya has any hope of realizing her medical school dreams, she will have to either earn back Bishop's trust or organize her own dance crew and start over from scratch. In the end, she eventually learns "how she move". Written by
Set your dreams in motion.
25 January 2008 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Ritmos del barrio
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Opening Weekend: $3,957,471
(25 January 2008)
(21 March 2008)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie originally had a scene set at the Canadian/U.S. border where the Canadian protagonists cross the border in order to get to the climatic dance contest in Detroit. However, this scene was cut out after a test screening because it confused many people in the test audience who had assumed up to that point that the movie was about American characters doing their thing in the United States. See more
The math teacher asks two students to solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic form. However the equation, x^2-4x+6=0 has no real solutions. Unless the class is studying complex numbers, the question is impossible. See more
It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
Performed by Missy Elliott
(as Missy Elliott) feat. Vybes Cartel & Maya Arulpragasam
Written by Maya Arulpragasam
(as Mathangi Arulpragasm), Craig Brockman
, Missy Elliott
(as Missy Elliott),
Demetrius Hubert and Adidja Palmer
Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc., for and on behalf of Zomba Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP),
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing (ASCAP), Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co. See more