This Sunday I went to see Step Up 3D, and I have to say that it has all the elements that I require in a great summer movie.
1. No distracting plot.
2. Lots of energy without resorting to blowing things up…
3. Except for my MIND, of course. The dancing was a little mind blowing at points (see: Madd Chadd, Master of Mechanical Movement)
You can read profiles of all the main dancers in the movie in this USA Today article. But what I really want to talk about is: what do you do once you’ve gone to see Step Up 3D and are infected with dance fever? YouTube videos will only exacerbate the problem.
Our librarians have already put together some resources that can help you with this dilemma. Click here to see their collections of links to specific dance resources in the catalog, and links to lists of Pittsburgh based dance companies and recretational dance groups.
Or check out some of these DVDS for inspiration and skill-sharpening:
Singing in the Rain: The classic of the classics. There’s a scene in Step Up 3D that is very reminiscent of the old musicals, and the dance here is exhilirating in its own right.
Or, these Dance Workout DVDS!
Or, you could just get the soundtrack to one of the Step Up movies (here) and make your own choreography. Just make sure to share it with your local teen librarian. Who knows, we might hold our own Library Jam.