STEPPING OUT Sima, while stunningly beautiful, has failed to fulfill her dreams as a professional dancer. She is on the wrong side of thirty, being aged out, and is forced to take a job as ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paulina Pulido ...
Donte Essien ...
Brandon Beltran ...
Lindsay Warner ...
Darrion Gallegos ...
Jack Brand ...
Pastor Wright


STEPPING OUT Sima, while stunningly beautiful, has failed to fulfill her dreams as a professional dancer. She is on the wrong side of thirty, being aged out, and is forced to take a job as a teacher at a conservative local high school. Much to her surprise, it sparks the choreographer in her-a talent she has been nurturing in private not only to battle her self-doubt and depression but to create a new and unique fusion of belly and ballroom styles. As one who throws her heart and soul into everything she does, her life inevitably entwines with those of her students, a diverse group of teens, both in the classroom and outside it. Sima becomes re-energized. She opens the kids' eyes and minds to dance as a powerful tool for social change. Not everyone likes her progressive ideas. When she introduces them to her belly-ballroom style, tensions escalate. Race, class, culture, teen romance, Sima's personal failures in her relationship with her parents and her boyfriend, all of which has been... Written by Sreescanda

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Every dream begins with a single step.





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14 June 2013 (USA)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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16:9 HD
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Good purpose, bad screenplay, storyline, scenario and directing
21 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this film ,in general, is barely watchable due to the badly scripted and crafted screenplay and not exciting directing. casting jobs were about 50/50 good/bad. the storyline felt contritely primitive and one-directional boring. the principal, the reverend and most of supporting roles were overly exaggeratedly barbaric and out of the touch with the modern day value. treating immigrants as possible terrorists was also felt contrite and out dated, looked stupid and ridiculous. the dance class was not bad, but also felt a bit naive and shallow, albeit interesting. a typical lukewarm product from a very loose uninspiring screenplay with a so-so director. a young lady from a die-hard conservative Iranian family, grew up and struggled between a dilemma of traditional culture and modern day American way of life and thinking was also a overly used cliché scenario. this is just a passably watchable film that do need some patience to sit through.

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