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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.

Director:

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

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

Soundtracks

Don't Sweat
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier), Rakim (as William Griffith), Triniti Bhaguandas (as Jeanette Baghaundas), Keith Lewis (as Keith Douglas Lewis)
Produced by Qmillion
Performed by Triniti Bhaguandas (as Ms. Triniti)
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Better than I expected!
9 May 2009 | by hazeySee all my reviews

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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