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Center Stage: Turn It Up -- All Kate Parker has ever wanted is to perform with the American Ballet Academy. But when she doesn't get in, she turns to hip-hop dance -- as well as a hockey player-turned-dancer -- to help make her dreams come true.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by)
Karen Bloch Morse (written by)
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Release Date:
1 November 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From the streets to the stage. The dream remains the same.
Plot:
A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York. | Full synopsis »
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(25 articles)
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Cast

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Kenny Wormald ... Tommy Anderson

Rachele Brooke Smith ... Kate Parker

Sarah Jayne Jensen ... Suzanne Von Stroh

Nicole Muñoz ... Bella Parker

Christopher Russell ... Sal

Peter Gallagher ... Jonathan Reeves

Ethan Stiefel ... Cooper Nielsen

Christian Vincent ... Harris

Daniela Dib ... Allison

Crystal Lowe ... Lexi

Lucia Walters ... Monica Straus

Cody Green ... Nick Hoffman

Jacqueline Ann Steuart ... Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)

Anthony Harrison ... Mr. Parker
Kirsten Wicklund ... Suzanne Groupie #1 / Stepsister (as Kristen Wicklund)
Christl Leslie ... Suzanne Groupie #2

Walcott E. Morgan ... Tow Lot Guy

Aliyah O'Brien ... Dance School Receptionist
Deni DeLory ... Dance School Instructor #1 (as Deni Delory)

Maya Massar ... Dance School Instructor #2
Cameron Mckinlay ... ABA Audition Voyeur

Viviana Cruise ... Catering Girl (as Vivana Dal Cengio)

Sean Carey ... Stage Door Guy

Tanya Champoux ... ABA Receptionist
Aakomon Jones ... Club Dance Ringleader (as Aakomon 'AJ' Jones)

Christopher Toler ... Club Krumper (as Christopher Lil 'C' Toler)
Kenny Mugisha ... Detroit Dancer
Jheric Hizon ... Detroit Dancer

Misha Gabriel Hamilton ... Detroit Dancer
Colin Trickey ... Detroit Dancer
Kim Sato ... Detroit Dancer
Arike Rice ... Club Dancer
Amy Allen ... Club Dancer

Harry Shum Jr. ... Club Dancer
Kyle Toy ... ABA Dancer
Marco Arimare ... ABA Dancer
Brichelle Brucker ... ABA Dancer
Felicia Lau ... ABA Dancer
Peter Starr ... ABA Dancer

Tara Wilson ... ABA Dancer
Jaclyn Wheatley ... ABA Dancer (as Jaclyn Weatley)

Danielle DeMi ... ABA Dancer (as Danielle Demi)
Kevin Kong ... ABA Dancer
Eric Burrough ... ABA Dancer
Livona Ellis ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
Tonya Tanner ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
Nathalie Marrable ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
Teghan Fedor ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
Gillian Abbott ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
Theresa Coombe ... Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
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Directed by
Steven Jacobson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by)

Karen Bloch Morse (written by)

Produced by
David Blackman .... executive producer
Marcele Kutkauskaite .... associate producer
Greg Malcolm .... executive producer
Laurence Mark .... producer
Vicki Sotheran .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
 
Cinematography by
Dino Parks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ian Slater 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Karen Meisels 
 
Production Design by
Geoff Wallace 
 
Art Direction by
Joanna Dunn 
 
Set Decoration by
Tasha Moth 
Henry Thomas Earle (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Angelina Kekich 
 
Makeup Department
Naomi Bakstad .... makeup department head (as Naomi Hirano)
Russell Brady .... hair department head
Brenda Bakker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Elisha Scott .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Donald Munro .... unit production manager
Steve Tannen .... executive in charge of post-production
Bill Wohlken .... post-production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director
Trevor McWhinney .... second assistant director (as Trevor Mcwhinney)
Andrew Niiranen .... second second assistant director
Simona Pandele .... dgc trainee
 
Art Department
Graham Coutts .... property master
Chris Thompson .... construction coordinator
Don Anderson .... props buyer (uncredited)
Paul Duffy .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Simone Gore .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Phil Gough .... property buyer (uncredited)
Wyatt Soutzo .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Randy Babajtis .... supervising sound designer (as Randy Babajitis)
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Ray Collins .... playback sound
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... assistant sound editor
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Howard .... playback sound
Richard Kitting .... sound editor
Tiffany Lentz .... assistant sound editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Sebastian Salm .... production mixer
Nora Grace Sanchez .... dance foley artist (as Nora Sanchez)
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Young .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Myriam Cournoyer .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Betteridge .... visual effects artist
Bruce Cathcart .... opticals (as Bruce W. Cathcart)
A.J. Ullman .... visual effects supervisor (as AJ Ullman)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Garry Brook .... key grip
Scott Clark .... gaffer
Cynthia Greer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Cam Hayduk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Harvey LaRocque .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Harvey Larocque)
John Marilley-Bodner .... best boy lighting
Ed McMahon .... dolly grip (as Ed Mcmahon)
Tobias Sarin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Fabio Sartor .... second grip
Pieter Stathis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Henry Zhao .... additional second assistant camera
Warren Bruce .... generator operator (uncredited)
Terry Calhoun .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Herb DeWaal .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Phillipe Lacroix .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Lee Washburn .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... voice casting
Liam Corcoran .... casting associate: Canada
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting associate: Canada (as JJ Ogilvy)
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (uncredited)
Odessa Munroe .... dance casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Barry .... costume supervisor
Marie Hock .... assistant costume designer
Sara Rakhshandeh .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Cathcart .... digital conform (as Bruce W. Cathcart)
Maureen Doyle .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Drapkin .... digital colorist
Brendan Walsh .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... arranger: ballet piano
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... assistant to composer
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... performer: ballet piano
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor
Shannon Halwes .... music editor (uncredited)
Christopher Violette .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Buxton .... transportation co-captain (as Bob Buxton)
David Halliday .... transportation coordinator
Don Stenstrom .... transportation captain
Lori Merchant-O'Dwyer .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jamie Afifi .... production legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Petra Alexandria .... executive: LMP
Marco Arimare .... assistant choreographer: ballet
Ricardo Castro .... main titles designer
Matt Clements .... main titles designer
Robert Darwell .... production legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Aakomon Jones .... choreographer (as Aakomon 'AJ' Jones)
Darren Kaliciak .... production assistant
Dylan Kilgour .... production assistant
Tricia Leigh .... production coordinator
Dominic Main .... location manager
Janice Melnyck .... script supervisor (as Janice Melnyk)
Odessa Munroe .... ballet choreographer
Marius Petipa .... original choreography: Black Swan Pas de Deux
Nin Rai .... catering: Truffles Fine Food
Arike Rice .... assistant choreographer (as Ariké Rice)
Lapacazo M. Sandoval .... unit publicist (as Lapacazo Sandoval)
Samantha Schwann .... production clearances
Tracey Tolley .... production assistant (as Tracy Tolley)
Kyle Toy .... assistant choreographer: ballet
Laurie Watt .... production accountant
Laura Adkin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kristian Bakstad .... stand-in (uncredited)
G.K. Bowes .... adr voice artist (uncredited)
Stephanie Herbert .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Brett Nielsen .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Vyvan Pham .... adr voice (uncredited)
Kinnon Ross .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Anthony Sabatini .... security captain (uncredited)
Mike Witherington .... security (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carlos M. Arrea .... special thanks
Gillian Murphy .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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95 min
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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 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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Movie Connections:
Follows Center Stage (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't SweatSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Better than I expected!, 9 May 2009
Author: hazey from sydney, australia

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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