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Hope Dances (2017)

TV-PG | | Family | 3 June 2017 (USA)
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Hope Douglas has a dream but her parents have thrown her into battle between playing sports and dancing ballet. When a tragedy strikes, Hope has to make a difficult choice that will decide her fate - which way does she go?


Andrew Dillon (co-director)


Andrew Dillon





Credited cast:
Michael Swan ... Yuri
Michael Cotter ... Jay Douglas
Avarose Dillon Avarose Dillon ... Hope Douglas
Sunny Doench ... Tina Douglas
Karen Kahn ... Vivi
Astrid McWilliams Astrid McWilliams ... Gigi
Sasha Desola Sasha Desola ... Natasha
Gianna Gularte Gianna Gularte ... Kayla
Elaina Greenwalt Elaina Greenwalt ... Dani
Kye Olshan Kye Olshan ... Benji Douglas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quinlynn Barry Quinlynn Barry ... Sofia Rains
Meghan Collins Meghan Collins ... Stage Manager
Mitch Costanza ... Coach Maguire
Jenevieve Crossett Jenevieve Crossett ... Ballet Dancer
Bettina Devin ... Lead Judge


Hope Douglass, Ballet Dancer, Softball Player, talented at both but finds as you get older, school work, house chores and 'The Reality of Everyday Life' kick in and all of a sudden it's not enough to just be good at two things when people are telling you that you can be great at one thing. Problem is, when one parent wants sports for you and the other wants dance, ultimately it is YOU that has to make the decision and chose one... But what to choose, sports but maybe let down mom or dance, and crush dad's dreams for you. Decisions, decisions. Lucky Hope has a couple of friends who are so supportive, until one becomes the competition, and the other who wants to be so supportive, she is willing to step aside so Hope can succeed. Will Hope make the right decision or maybe she figures out a way to Have it All. In the end, Hope has to figure it all out on her own does she 'Dance' around her Problems or does she 'Swing for the Fences' and be True to herself and ultimately learn to Trust in ... Written by chrisbriano

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The horse seen in Hope's room is Penny. Penny belongs to the popular American Girl doll Felicity Merriman. Penny was released by American Girl in 1998. Penny was originally introduced as the American Girl Horse. Penny eventually became part of Felicity's collection and the American Girl of Today line. Penny was eventually made a permanent part of Felicity's collection. In 2005 following the releases of Elizabeth and "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure" American Girl released Penny's foal Patriot. Penny and Patriot were both archived in 2010 with Felicity. Penny was introduced one last time in 2011 for the My American Girl line. American Girl has since permanently retired Penny. See more »

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Wonderful family movie!
17 December 2017 | by noradoenchSee all my reviews

Initially I bought this movie because I have a daughter who is interested in dancing and hoped it would inspire her to continue with her new passion. It served its purpose and more. We love the movie and my daughter has watched it four times now...haha. Really good story and really good performances! A good coming of age film for all ages, even us older adult kids.

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Release Date:

3 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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16 : 9
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