Enter Center Stage. The movie that I've literally seen over 300 times (I watched it every. single. day. in the 8th grade).
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The movie is not exceptional, I'll admit, and yet, I come back to it time and time again because I feel like Jody and I (no pun intended) are fighting the same fight; convincing the powers that be that we are enough while trying to convince ourselves that we have something that is special. Jody (in the movie) finally realizes that her being OK with herself as a dancer is all she needs (among other things which I will not spoil for .you... There is obviously some romance involved). Maybe that's all I need too? A little boost of confidence?
Being a perfectionist makes being content nearly impossible. I know that I'll never be the image of the ideal performer that I have hanging out in my head, but does that mean that I'm not someone else's ideal? Because Jody Sawyer was perfect for Cooper Neilsen's ballet company...
What's your favourite dance movie?