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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 1 November 2008 (USA)
A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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Tommy Anderson
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Kate Parker
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Bella Parker
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Sal
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Harris
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Allison
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Lexi
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Monica Straus
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Nick Hoffman
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Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
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Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
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Mr. Parker
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for 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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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Center Stage 2  »

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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

Kate is re-applying for ballet school and the application states last name first. She writes "Kate" down. 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 can't 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: Kind of.
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Connections

Followed by Center Stage: On Pointe (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You Should Be Gone
Written by Phil Deschambault (as Phillippe Deschambault)
Performed by Christelle Radomsky
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Heartwarming romance and great dance chemistry!
3 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great little movie. As somebody else wrote, the chemistry between the leads was wonderful. In a way this shouldn't be compared with the first Center Stage, which was more like Fame (trials and tribulations of an ensemble at an arts school, in this case a dance academy).

CS: Turn It Up is really a dance romance, which we haven't seen for a while (Step Up 2 wasn't very romantic). The first Center Stage was very cheesy, while this one is much lower on the cheese scale.

There's a great sweetness to the lead couple's relationship, and while they are clearly great dancers rather than experienced actors, they're very natural with each other.

Highly recommended and very satisfying (and the music is GREAT--I thought it was even better than the first Center Stage's soundtrack, which was also very good.)


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