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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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Bella Parker
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Sal
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Allison
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Lexi
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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 makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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ballet | second part | sequel | hip hop | dance | See more »

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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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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 »

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Kate is re-applying for ballet school and the application states last name first. She writes "Kate" down. See more »

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Kate Parker: Okay, we have got to get serious here. Dancing is about trust. And connecting.
Tommy Anderson: Okay. We can connect any way you want.
Kate Parker: Calm down.
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Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

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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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