Center Stage Movie Review Summary

Actors: Amanda Schull, Susan May Pratt, Sasha Radetsky, Ilia Kulik

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Center Stage

   A young dancer has just been accepted into a New York dance school, with the hope of making it as a well known dancer. She will get to know a variety of other dancers who become her friends and help her through rough times.
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She will experience love, hate, and making new friends.
   While she is at the school she meets cooper, a well known dancer. She falls and love, just to find out he is using her. When she gets cast as a lead in his ballet, she will have to learn how to contol her emotions to be the best dancer she can be.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tawney Albrecht

Students from across the nation audition to join the prestigious American Ballet Academy. The movie follows the lives of five students and the trials and tribulations they face as they all compete for spots in the best dance company in the nation. Side stories include a love triangle between two students and a choreographer, a bulimic, arrogant ballerina who doesn't know if dancing is her true passion, and the blossoming of a street-wise tough girl into a sophisticated young lady. Center Stage is a good-hearted, clean cut movie that all dancers will enjoy.
The review of this Movie prepared by kelly

This movie is about a group of students who have been accepted into the American Ballet Academy and are competing for spots in the American Ballet Company.

Essentially the story is about Jodie Sawyer, a girl who is told by Jonathon, the director of the ABC that she doesn't have great feet or the right body type that he looks for in the people that he chooses for the ABC. This makes dancing become a hassle for Jodie, who loves dancing, and cannot imagine life without it.

Jodie becomes involved with Cooper Nielson who is a dancer with the ABC, and eventually wins the role as the lead dancer in the piece that he has choreographed for the workshop which determines who wins the places into ABC.

Through the movie a love triangle is formed with Cooper & Charlie (an absolute hottie played by Suscha Rodesky).
The review of this Movie prepared by Julia

Center Stage is a very entertaining story about young dancers who want to make it into the American Ballet Company. The competition is fierce and some people will do anything for the goals. Center Stage is an amazing tale about a a female ballet dancer that just wants what her heart desires.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cameron Fine

This is the story of a group of young students studying at the American Ballet Academy, and the struggles they go through as they learn that the world of professional ballet isn't all beauty. They face challenges, both in the studio and out, and the main character faces a love triangle. Everything leads up to the "workshop" at the end of the year, when all problems are solved.
The review of this Movie prepared by Lauren Socha

Young ballet students train at the ABA while struggling with their own lives. There is romance and lots of dancing to keep you entertained!
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily

Six young students attend the ABC school for ballet. At the end of the story they all find out if a live of dance was meant for them.
The review of this Movie prepared by kaity loder

Script Analysis of Center Stage

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   dancer Lover is...    -   totally uninterested Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   dancer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   school    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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