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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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Sasha De Sola who plays Natasha is a real life dancer with San Francisco Ballet. See more »

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Beautifully shot film about girl coming of age
22 July 2017 | by melinda-146-560663See all my reviews

Hope Dances is a sweet and beautifully shot film about the emotions of an adolescent girl growing up with a dream and trying to navigate her way with many pressures. The movie has a big heart and lets us know that by going inside we can find the answers to our passions and purpose. We see that parents can have conflicts too and may confuse their own dreams with those of their children. Many of the scenes are breathtakingly beautiful as we get a glimpse into the scenic backdrop of the Santa Cruz, California area. It is refreshing to see movie for kids with a positive message.

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Release Date:

3 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballerine à tout prix See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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