The Art School was always their dream. They want to dance, they want to sing, to play music, to act but above all they want to live their lives while they are still young and full of energy. Leroy, Danny, Jesse, Chris, Coco and all the others try hard because they know that they've got a long way to go till they reach fame and riches. Fame costs and here (the Art School) is where they start paying for it.
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Did You Know?
Lydia (Debbie Allen) was a student in Fame (1980), not a teacher as is commonly thought. She was an older student who was just supposed to be helping with the auditions. There were a couple of deleted scenes which show her facing off against Coco, who was supposed to be a peer and a rival of hers. When the producers asked Debbie Allen to come back to do this show, it was two years later, and she was obviously no longer a high school student at that point. Because of that, and because the editing of the original movie wound up making her look like a teacher anyway, they changed Lydia from a student to a dance teacher for this show. See more
[In each opening intro
So, you want fame?... Well, fame costs... and right here is where you start paying.
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