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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 1 November 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Anderson
Kate Parker
Bella Parker
Monica Straus
Nick Hoffman
Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
Keith Martin Gordey ...
Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
Mr. Parker


A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Center Stage 2  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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


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Written by Triniti Bhaguandas (as Jeanette Bhaguandas), Keith Lewis, Rohan Stephens
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From the streets to the stage, so bring out the heat, the love!
28 May 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Out 20 January I'm a big fan of the dance movie genre. From old school Grease to the streets Step Up. I enjoy watching teen romance movies. I love watching teen romance films with a lot of dancing. When I saw a preview of the movie, I knew I had to see it. It's a sequel on the movie Center Stage.

The movie is set in New York City. Kate Parker is a girl who had a dream to perform at the American Academy of Ballet. So she applied for an audition. But when she doesn't make it after the audition, she realizes that it takes more than perfection to succeed in the dance world. At the audition she meets a boy, Tommy Anderson. They become quite good friends. With his help and with the help of her job at a hip-hop club, she finds the passion, the fire and the strength again she needs to make her dreams come true.

In general, I really liked the movie. But it was a little bit disappointing because I thought that it was a hip-hop dancing movie and not a ballet show. There were a lot of ballet scenes in it and that was just too much for me. Some of the other dance scenes were spectacular and very stylish because they are the kind of dance scenes I really like to watch. The music fitted into the movie along with the dance scenes.

I definitely would recommend this film because it's worth to see it. You can see how a girl gives up her dream but then when she met that boy she got the passion back to chase her dream again. I would this movie a 8 out of 10!

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