Unable to afford the tuition needed to fund her private school education, Rayanna or Raya (Rutina Wesley) returns to her family home in the city while reluctantly re-evaluating her future. Upon learning that the top prize for an upcoming step-dancing competition is $50,000, Raya uses her impressive moves to earn a coveted slot in her good friend Bishop's (Dwain Murphy) predominantly male JSJ crew. Isolated from the local females due to jealousy and separated from her fellow dancers by gender, the ambitious dancer is subsequently kicked-off the team for showing off during a preliminary competition. Now, if Raya has any hope of realizing her medical school dreams, she will have to either earn back Bishop's trust or organize her own dance crew and start over from scratch. In the end, she eventually learns "how she move".
Set your dreams in motion.
25 January 2008 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Como Ela Dança
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,957,471,
27 January 2008, Wide Release
Gross USA: $7,070,459, 23 March 2008
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie originally had a scene set at the Canadian/U.S. border where the Canadian protagonists cross the border in order to get to the climatic dance contest in Detroit. However, this scene was cut out after a test screening because it confused many people in the test audience who had assumed up to that point that the movie was about American characters doing their thing in the United States. See more
In the final dance scene, the windows in the car disappear and reappear during shots. See more
It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
Performed by Busta Rhymes
Written by Thomas Bangalter
, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
(as Guy Christo), Swizz Beatz
(as Kasseem Dean) and Busta Rhymes
(as Trevor Smith)
Published by Zomba Songs (BMI) and Tziah Music/Universal Tunes, A.D.O., Songs of Universal Inc.,
on behalf of itself and Monza Ronza NZA (SESAC)
Courtesy of Aftermath / Universal Records, under license from Universal Music Canada Inc. See more