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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

 -  Drama | Music  -  1 November 2008 (USA)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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Tommy Anderson
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Kate Parker
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Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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From the streets to the stage. The dream remains the same.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

G4's "Attack of the Show" star Candice Bailey auditioned for the film. During a director call back, she had to dance. During which she fell on her face. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie there is a dance scene taking place in the streets of Detroit, in it cars are shown with front and back Michigan license plates. In Michigan there are no front license plates only rear ones. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Anderson: OK, well I suck at it and... I need some help.
Kate Parker: Well that's why your at the ABA.
Tommy Anderson: Yeah, I know they'll give me steps but... they cant give me what I really need.
Kate Parker: And what do you really need?
Tommy Anderson: Fire.
Kate Parker: What?
Tommy Anderson: My instructor told me to find fire.
Kate Parker: What, and I look like two sticks you can rub together?
Tommy Anderson: Kinda.
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Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

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Raising the Barre
Music by Laura Karpman, Richard Nichols, Medusa (as Mone Medusa Smith)
Performed by Medusa
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Kate was great!
18 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before watching this movie I did look it up here at IMDb, and did notice it didn't really have great ratings. Well, so glad I went with my vibe and watched it anyway. I loved the film. About Kate (Rachele Brooke Smith), I very much enjoyed watching her in this film. I've never heard of her before, but now I know who she is. Aside overall pretty (adorable smile) and cool dancer, personally, I think she did very good in her role as Kate. Somebody commented that she looks like Ashley Simpson (dark hair, pre-op Ashley). I agree, in quite a few scenes, I thought so, too, and I couldn't help for a moment to wonder if Ashley Simpson might've been a good Kate, too. Well, actually, probably, she would've done okay with the ballet dancing scenes since I hear that Ashley Simpson used to dance ballet when she was younger. But as for the other dancing styles performed in this movie, the only other kind of Ashley dancing I'm familiar with aside her ballet is the "Ashley Ho-down" thing. So, on second thought, nope. I don't think it would've been appropriate for this film. Picturing her as Kate, no. I think they definitely chose the appropriate actress for this film. I'm glad they went with Rachele Brooke Smith. She owned the part. She owned the dance floor. I look forward to seeing her in other cool films such as this. I give her and the overall movie a "10"!


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