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Center Stage Sequel: Center Stage Turn it Up

TV Tonight: Center Stage Sequel on Oxygen

I can't believe this almost slipped off my radar, but never fear, dear readers: I finally did remember that the sequel to Center Stage is airing on Oxygen tonight. And just because this is a made-for-TV movie (the first went to theaters) that will head to DVD in January doesn't mean they're skimping on the good stuff.

For example, Peter Gallagher is reprising his role as artistic director Jonathan Reeves, and accomplished ballet dancer Ethan Stiefel is back as Cooper Nielson. This time around, we'll watch a new generation of dancers tackle the world of New York ballet:

Kate, a talented, self-taught ballerina . . . leaves her Detroit home to audition for the prestigious American Ballet Academy in New York. Despite displaying superior abilities and impressing experienced teacher Cooper Nielsen (Stiefel), Kate is rejected by Artistic Director Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) in favor of classical ballerina Suzanne. A prodigy from a wealthy family, Suzanne has been trained in classical ballet since the moment she could walk. Kate then meets hockey player-turned-dancer Tommy, who has been accepted to the Academy, but still needs help with his technique. As Kate and Tommy work together, their growing affection inspires a new determination and commitment to achieving their dreams.

Think you'll be checking this out? Were you a fan of the first one? To see a trailer for tonight's sequel, Center Stage: Turn it Up, just


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mlen mlen 8 years
haha i watched it while writng a paper. it was bad lol but i'm a sucker for any dance movie. i'm surprised they got peter gallagher back actually. the best part was when cooper did tommy's solo. yea he's good!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I loved the first one! I'll have to try and catch this at some point.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Okay, my friend and I just watched it we were both cracking up over one thing the entire time--what was up with Tommy's weird accent??? It was sooooo bizarre and Australian. So we figured that he was just an Australian doing a really weird accent, but no, he's American! Then we chalked it up to a Boston accent, but no, it was so so sooo Australian! Lol.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
now I'M BUMMED because i totally forgot that this was going to be on and i didn't set my DVR. the good thing though is that i have a feeling that O will reair it during the week - they are good about that. i watch the original EVERY chance that i get.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
I switched off the first one after 30 minutes. Couldn't be bothered, lol.
cibele cibele 8 years
One of this kids was on Jennifer Lopes' reality show, Dance life. I remember he was kinda cute and dated one of the Pussycat dolls. And cooper is the blond one? IMO he was not hot before and he's worst now with the blonde hair.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Oh so I didn't watch the trailer earlier but I did just now. It looks awful. Cooper looks hotter though.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i loved center stage. watch it at least twice a month. this movie was crap! it was a horrible cross between step up and center stage. not a fan. but man i love center stage.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
man, that was..interesting, just finished watching it too LOL. I can safely say, this is another good-guilty pleasure movies I shall watch every time, I'm all alone and have nothing good on tv... :sigh: I think Cooper is hotter now than the first one.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
Finished watching it a few hours ago...I WISH I could get the time back since this was no where near as good as the first one but ihas practically the same damn story! ughhh but Cooper still can get it lmao
Bisque Bisque 8 years
Plot reminds me of The Cutting Edge, must be the hockey player bit...
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I hope this is good! I loved the first one! Thanks for the heads up Buzz!
cibele cibele 8 years
Damn, i love that movie. I watched a few times.
carrie7 carrie7 8 years
I will always see Peter Gallagher as the guy from While you were Sleeping, even when he was in the o.c I thought that!
nikkimcd nikkimcd 8 years
I loved the original! I wish there were more original characters in it. In the first one Cooper starts his own company so I hope they explain why he now seems to be working with Jonathan. When is it coming to the UK anybody know?
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