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I love dance movies–I’ve always loved them. I grew up on a steady diet of Solid Gold Dancers, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Broadway musicals and dance movies! I poured all that love for dance into Soulgirls. Book #1, Into the Spotlight released last March and in seven days, Taking the Stage, book 2 will release. So to count it down all this week, I thought I’d share some of my favorite movies!

Up first! Fame!

In addition to being a movie, Fame also became a television series and it was can’t miss TV for me. I was so invested in these characters, I still remember magical scenes from both and who could forget Debbie Allen’s advice? It resonates as well today as it did then…

Facing down against a football team. I heard for years that dancing wasn’t a real sport and sad as it is to say, I’ve seen grown men and women who should know better say it to their kids today–especially if its their son who is interested in dance. Dance is teaches flexibility, endurance, and style–and frankly, I love a guy who can dance his ass off.


With several seasons, and two movies to its name–Fame made dancing, singing, and acting cool and cruel and hard work for every one who ever had a dream to make art with their minds, their bodies and their talent–and that said, it also had Erica Gimpel, and her smile? It always made me grin!

Did you have a favorite character on Fame?

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