Friday, February 1, 2008

Save The Last Dance

This movie, is my favorite, it's the source of my inspiration


As a promising dancer in high school, Sara Johnson (Julia Stiles) hoped to be admitted to study at Juilliard and invited her mother to attend the audition. her mother was late, Sara got nervous and failed in her attempt, at those moments, she hated her mother for not being there for her, then was horrified to discover that her mother died in a fatal car crash on her way to be at her daughter's audition. Wracked with guilt, the girl gave up ballet entirely.
After her mother's death, Sara moves in with her estranged father (Terry Kinney). He plays the trumpet in a local Chicago jazz band and lives in an African American neighborhood. At her new high school, Sara is one of only a handful of white girls, but is befriended quickly by Chenille (Kerry Washington). Chenille's brother, Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), is a promising student with dreams of going to Georgetown Medical School. Chenille invites Sara to a dance club called STEPS, where she has her first experience dancing to hip hop rhythms. Derek dedicates himself,helping her develop her talent, as they practice in abandoned warehouses, school classrooms and anywhere they can find. Later they return to the club and amaze others with their dancing.
Little by little, Derek and Sara become sexually involved. Derek takes a reluctant Sara to the Jeffrey Ballet and afterwards, Sara confides in him all about her mother and her dreams of Juilliard. Having already achieved his dream of being accepted at Georgetown, Derek convinces her that she needs to do what she wants, and to follow her dreams, but she needs to get back into dance shape.
Back at school, Nikki (Derek's x-girlfriend) picks a fight with Sara. Chenille tells Sara that she didn't approve of the fight but can understand the bitterness since Sara, a white girl, is stealing one of the few good black men in the school. Because of this, Sara breaks up with Derek. Derek knew nothing about that, and he thought the Sara is giving him up, while that Sara was frustrated, she needed someone who really love her to be with her to the audition.
Chenillle told Derek about what she said to Sara, and that made her break up with him, Scenes of Sara's audition for Juilliard, in which Derek arrives at a crucial moment to encourage her to dance her best. And she dance impressively, and she got accepted to Juilliard. The film closes as Derek, Sara, Chenille and their friends join at STEPS to celebrate Sara's successful audition.

The next youtube video, Sara's audition:

Here's the chance of life,
Get ready, set, fly, high, above the fear of your mind!
Go for it, it's hit or miss,
Too late for you to quit,
You got to show 'em how bad you really want this!

Live your dreams, it's not as hard as it may seem.
You have to work to get the cream, On your hopes you must lean.
From your fears
You have to win yourself
It's all or nothing.
Give your everything!

You are what you believe,
You got to bring the heat
Set the pace, competition take the lead.
This is it, all eyes on you
So stay on point and prove, that you deserve,
What's long overdue!

Chorus repeat

My heart is still recovering from a heartbreak of another kind,
I'm still drying my tears. Gettin' over my own fears! In my life
So I wanna make sure this time that I'm strong enough to give it my all.
So you got to live your dreams,so don't you be afraid,just set the pace and take the lead,it's your time to shine!
Chorus repeat

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