5 FAVOURITE DANCE MOVIES

 

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Hi Everyone

I LOVE dance movies and with Step Up 5 coming out soon, I thought i would share my favourite 5 dance movies including their sequels [if they have any]. My favourite of all of them has to be Centre Stage [the original]. Hope you all enjoy

Which movie is your favourite ?

 

 

Centre Stage DVD

  • Name:  Centre Stage
  • Year:  2000
  • Cast:  Amanda Schull [Dancer + Actress – Pretty Little Liars & Suits], Zoe Saldana, Peter Gallagher and some professional ballet dancers such as: Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, and Julie Kent.
  • Type:  Ballet
  • About:  A group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New York City. The film explores the issues and difficulties in the world of professional dance, and how each individual copes with the stresses
  • Info:  The ballet school featured in this film called the American Ballet Academy [ABA] is loosely based on the School of American Ballet in New York]
  • Rating:  8/10
  • Sequel:  Centre Stage 2 – Turn It Up [2008]

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SCENES FROM CENTRE STAGE – ORIGINAL [2000]
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SCENES FROM CENTRE STAGE 2 – TURN IT UP [2008]
 

 

Step Up 1 - Original

  • Name:  Step Up
  • Year:  2000
  • Cast:  Channing Tatum [actor + dancer], Jenna Dewan [actress + dancer], Mario [singer], Alyson Stoner [actress, dancer + singer]
  • Type:  Hip Hop + Modern Contemporary
  • About: It tells the story of disadvantaged Tyler Gage & the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark, who find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Realizing that they only have one chance, they finally work together.
  • Info:  Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met on set, dated, eventually married and had a daughter Everly.
  • Rating:  7/10
  • Sequel:  Step Up 2 – The Streets, The Step Up 3D, Step Up 4 – Revolution and Step Up 5 – All In is due for release in August.

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SCENES FROM STEP UP – ORIGINAL [2006] 
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SCENES FROM STEP UP 2 – THE STREETS [2008]
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SCENES FROM STEP UP – 3D [2010]
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SCENES FROM STEP UP 4 – REVOLUTION [2012]
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SCENES FROM STEP UP 5 – ALL IN [2014]
 

 

Burlesque 2010

  • Name:   Burlesque
  • Year:  2010
  • Cast:  Christina Aguilera, Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Dianna Agron
  • Type:  Burlesque
  • About:   A small-town girl Ali with a big voice, ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer Tess
  • Info:  Christina sang 8 of the 10 sings featured in the movie with Cher only performing 2.
  • Rating:  6/10
  • Sequel:  none
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SCENES FROM BURLESQUE [2010]

 

Honey 1 - Original 2003

  • Name:  Honey
  • Year:  2003
  • Cast:  Jessica Alba,  Mekhi Phifer, Lil’ Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow & features performances by Tweet, Jadakiss and Ginuwine. Also a cameo by Missy Elliott.
  • Type:  Hip Hop
  • About:  Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.
  • Info:  Singer/actress singer Aaliyah was originally cast as Honey, though the role was later recast to Jessica Alba due to Aaliyah’s death in August 2001.
  • Rating:  7/10
  • Sequel:  Honey 2

Honey 1 - Collage
SCENES FROM HONEY 1 [2003]
Honey 2 - Collage
SCENES FROM HONEY 2 [2011]
 

 

Take the Lead 2006

  • Name:  Take The Lead
  • Year:  2006
  • Cast:  Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley,Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins.
  • Type:  Ballroom
  • About:   The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.
  • Info:  Based on the life of Pierre Dulaine, a well-known ballroom dancer and a dance instructor, known for ‘Dancing Classrooms’
  • Rating:  7/10
  • Sequel:  None
Take The Lead - Collage
SCENES FROM TAKE THE LEAD [2006]

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