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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 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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Steven Jacobson

Writers:

Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by), Karen Bloch Morse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Lexi (as Crystal Lowe)
Lucia Walters ... Monica Straus
Cody Green ... Nick Hoffman
Jacqueline Ann Steuart Jacqueline Ann Steuart ... Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
Anthony Harrison ... Mr. Parker
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Center Stage 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Give It All I've Got
Written by Phil Deschambault (as Phillippe Deschambault)
Performed by Bekki Friesen
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I loved Tommy and Kate!
18 May 2009 | by santanasmith1950See all my reviews

I actually felt a better/stronger connection between Tommy and Kate than i did between Jody and Charlie or Jody and Cooper. I feel like there was a lot more emphasis on the romance between the two leads.

They did a good job incorporated the urban dance with the ballet, though I did miss the discipline and hard work that was shown in the last movie. I cant vouch for how realistic it was that Kate got the part, because i am no professional dancer. Although they did imply that she had some formal training up until she was twelve.

As someone mentioned before, most of the focus was on just Tommy and Kate, but that is probably why I felt that strong connection.

Though the movie was okay ,at times, it did seem like I was watching a documentary.


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