Any pro dancers on here?..

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    Mar 10, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    i'd like to know your opinions on StepUp 2 the streets movie - likes/dislikes maybe

    thank you
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    Mar 10, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    STEP UP 2??? *BOO HOO* I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!
    *now calling Chinese lady for pirate DVD inquiry*
    LOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    I liked Step Up better than Step Up 2 the streets. I have a thing for seeing classical dance over hip hop.

    Don't get me wrong, i love me some hip hop, and Step Up 2 the streets had some AMAZING moves in it! I mean the whole end sequence in the rain was full on AMAZING!
    But give me movies like The Turning Point, The Company etc. Not only do those tend to be more engaging, the stories and acting tend to be better. I mean... There were SEVERAL Academy Award nominations thrown at The Turning Point.

    Over all i liked it. I'll buy it when it comes out on DVD.
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Any elevation of dance is OK with me...fills my classes. Since dance develops from your connection with the music you love (in most cases), the styles are as diverse as there are people on the planet.

    I love seeing some of my friends and heroes getting choreography gigs whenever they begin a new movie.
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    It was hot! As an aspiring beatboy I would say I like this more because of the style of dance. But the first step-up had more of that classical-contemporary to it along with the idea of a "dance-romance" feel.
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    Mar 10, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    I've never done it professionally, but I was briefly paid to go to a club and dance (on the dance-floor!) a year or so back up in Boston . I grew up on dance music so I guess its in my blood or something ^_^.
    icon_rolleyes.gifI would love to learn more professionally but I'm not sure on how to go about it...
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    Mar 10, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    i've yet to see a "dance movie" that i like beyond the dancing... most of them, this one included, have utterly lame scripts and dancers who should not open their mouths to deliver lines... the dancing? AWESOME. the story? eh. the acting? grrrrrl stop! how many times can the struggling-dancer-who-never-gives-up-and-therefore-attains-his/her-dream narrative be redone?

    movies like "center stage" are repellent to me because they feed into the stereotype that dancers don't know anything except dance (which they can't talk about intelligently) and that we're oversexed and overdramatic. why don't they make a movie about what it's actually like to be a dancer?

    i'd rather watch the dance outtakes and leave the stories alone.
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    Mar 10, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    Robert Hoffman is in the second movie. He's got seriously not right sense of humor.icon_lol.gif





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    Mar 11, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    robert hoffman is my god - i subscribed to his video blog several months ago... he is poking fun at the very stereotypes i mentioned above.
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    Mar 11, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    really, can't go so far as to compare dance talents of channing tatum (new zack/josh h. on the block) to fab hoffman who seems to live in dance (that's not just performing).
  • kjm1990

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    Mar 11, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    channing tatum f*ck his yummy!

    you mean there was dancing in step up?

    ok all jokes aside i loved step up one didnt love the second,not many seconds are as good as the first....i wanna have a body like tatum dam!
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    we talk about choreography not bodies icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi've yet to see a "dance movie" that i like beyond the dancing... most of them, this one included, have utterly lame scripts and dancers who should not open their mouths to deliver lines... the dancing? AWESOME. the story? eh. the acting? grrrrrl stop! how many times can the struggling-dancer-who-never-gives-up-and-therefore-attains-his/her-dream narrative be redone?

    movies like "center stage" are repellent to me because they feed into the stereotype that dancers don't know anything except dance (which they can't talk about intelligently) and that we're oversexed and overdramatic. why don't they make a movie about what it's actually like to be a dancer?

    i'd rather watch the dance outtakes and leave the stories alone.


    I'm with DancerJack! I danced professionally, HipHop/Street dancing, and most of these movies are pretty lame, however I will pay attention to the dancing itself. I have YET to see this movie & say the first one a month ago for the first time; again the movie was lame, the dancing was cool though!
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    Mar 12, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Lame, huh)

    i think the movie itself's centered around open values like -

    wherever been born you have to:
    - find yourself
    - find you place &
    - find people who speak your language, understand you and your ideas, believe in you, gives you unconditional support etc
    - and move forward together

    that's quite new idea or trend - co-operation

    'cause in prevous centuries the idea of competition ruled the world
  • kjm1990

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    Mar 13, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    oh lol,yea the dance was cool.