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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 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
Daniela Dib ...
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 | Romance

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

Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Around
Written by Michael Greene, Phillip Jacobs, Eric Olson, Nate Thacker
Performed by Soul P
Courtesy of Beatmart Records
Position Music
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Better than I expected!
9 May 2009 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

This movie turned out to be a nice surprise. I was a little concerned that it would fall below par being a straight to DVD sequel, but it held its own.

The strongest area would be the dance routines. Very entertaining, they kept making me want to get up and dance along. The characters were likable, believable and linked in nicely with the original story.

The weakest areas would probably be the under par dialog and the been there done that story line. But considering it is a sequel, there really wasn't a whole lot of new ground or directions they could go in. On saying that, the story was told strongly enough to keep you interested the whole way through.

A lovely little Saturday night in movie for all the dance crazed movie fans.


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